Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Taramosalata (Fish Roe Dip)

Taramosalata is an appetizer that can be eaten with bread as a dip or as a spread. Will be found in every Greek house and restaurant and now you can do it your self by following the simple instructions. Ingredients: 1 cup of olive Oil 1 finely chopped onion 250g Tarama (Fish Eggs) 1 1/2 cup […]

Taramosalata (Taramasalata) – Carp Roe Spread

The Greek meze (meh-ZEH) or appetizer table would not be complete without this traditional spread. When I was young, my Grandmother would make taramosalata (tah-rah-moh-sah-LAH-tah) in an old wooden mortar called a gouthi (goo-THEE). She would pound the roe thoroughly with a large wooden pestle in order to break the eggs down and allow their […]

Fried Yigandes (Gigantes) Beans – Yigandes Tiganitoi

In Greek: γίγαντες τηγανητοί, say: YEE-ghan-des tee-ghah-nee-TEE Yigandes (also spelled “gigantes”) are giant dried beans and are favorites in all areas of Greece. If you can’t find them, use the largest dried lima beans you can find. This delightful dish is a favorite with Greeks during periods of fasting and Lent, and is often served with taramosalata (a delicioius dip […]

Pureed Meatless Split Pea Soup – Soupa me Bizelia

When the weather turns cold, this thick soup is especially delightful. It’s vegetarian- and vegan-friendly, and a favorite lenten dish as well. In Greek: σούπα με μπιζέλια, pronounced SOO-pah meh bee-ZEL-yah Add a fish dish like taramosalata, some Greek olives, and lots of crusty bread, and you’ve got a traditional meatless Greek Wednesday, Friday, or Lenten […]

Cyprus Salads

Cyprus Tambouli Salata (Crushed Weed Salad) Lachanosalata (Cabbage Salad) Maroulosalata (Lettuce Salad) Pantzarosalata (Beetroot Salad) Salata me Halloumi & Psita Lahanika (Salad with Halloumi & Grilled Vegetables) Taramosalata (Fish Roe Dip)


Recipes for the famous skordalia (garlic sauce), which accompanies fried fish, can be found here. Also the avgolemono (egg and lemon sauce) recipe is included. Avgolemono accompanies many greek dishes. Aromatic olive oil with herbs (Arwmatiko elaiolado) Bechamel (Saltsa bechamel) Egg and Lemon Sauce (Avgolemono) Garlic Sauce (Skordalia) Garlic sauce (2) (skordalia) Garlic sauce from Cephallonia (Skordalia Kefalonias) Garlic-and-Potato Sauce from […]

Cypriot Mezedes – starters

Mezedes is a large selection of dishes with small helpings of varied foods, brought to the table as a progression of tastes and textures. The meal begins with black and green olives,tahini, skordalia (potato and garlic dip), humus, taramosalata (fish roe dip), and tzatziki, all served with chunks of fresh bread and a bowl of mixed salad. Some of the more […]

What to Serve with Ouzo: Mezethes

Small dishes of foods are always served with ouzo and can range from simple to elaborate. Here are a few suggestions: Cold No-Cook Mezethes Nuts and dried fruit Lathovrekto (Greek Bruschetta) Olive Paste Taramosalata Tomato and feta salad Chunks of Greek cheese(graviera and feta, especially) Cucumber slices Olives Tomato slices Crusty bread, breadsticks, pita wedges Hot Mezethes Baked potatoes […]

The Fab Four: Classic Greek Dips

These dips are considered the four traditional Greek classics. The recipes are simple – easy to make, with few ingredients – and belong in the recipe box of every Greek food lover. Serve them as appetizers, mezethes, condiments, or in creative ways devised in your kitchen. Melitzanosalata – Eggplant dip Skordalia – Garlic sauce or […]