Traditional Greek recipes

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A compilation of 10 traditional Greek meals for anyone interested in cooking Greek food.

A compilation of 10 traditional Greek meals for anyone interested in cooking Greek food.


Παραδοσιακές ελληνικές συνταγές. Anyone interested in learning more about Greek cooking and traditional Greek recipes will welcome this post! We’ve compiled a selection of traditional Greek foods which go beyond the better known, and amazing moussaka and pastitsio (don’t worry, we’ve included those too!). We hope that this will help inspire you to make Greek main meals that you may not have heard of, but that we think you will certainly enjoy.

Traditional Greek recipes are very regional; depending upon what area of Greece you are living and eating in, recipes will vary. Our parents are from the Peloponnese, Messinia to be more exact. So, some of these recipes, and their specific preparation are specific to that area, and to our family. We hope that you will enjoy them as much as we do!

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Grilled chicken bowl

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A grilled chicken bowl inspired by Greek flavours.

A grilled chicken bowl inspired by Greek flavours


What is it about bowls? Honestly, you could take every single component in our grilled chicken bowl, lay it all out on a dish, eat it, and think Well, that was delicious. But the minute you take all of these ingredients, arrange them in a bowl all pretty, you think, even before eating it Well, this is going to be delicious! Just like frappé tastes better sipped on a beach in Greece, just like ice cream tastes best right out of the container, this recipe taste better in a bowl than it does on a plate.

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Green shakshuka

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A green version of the classic shakshuka loaded with healthy and delicious ingredients!

A green version of the classic shakshuka loaded with healthy and delicious ingredients!


Our Green shakshuka has become our latest obsession. We love the idea of loading up on our greens early in the day; shakshuka is a great breakfast or brunch option. But this recipe isn’t just for mornings. We have enjoyed it for lunch and even a light supper. We think that if you try our recipe, you’ll find many occasions to enjoy it too!

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Orange ricotta pancakes

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Easy orange ricotta pancakes topped with orange and strawberry compote.

Easy orange ricotta pancakes topped with orange and strawberry compote


Pancakes are a special way to start the day! Although there are loads of pre-made pancake mixes you can buy at the grocery store, making your own pancakes is easy. Also, the mix varieties tend to stick to buttermilk or regular, and if you’re lucky you might find something with chocolate . We don’t think you will ever find a boxed pancake mix that makes orange ricotta pancakes however, and you really do need these in your life.

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Best Mother’s Day Recipes

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Best Mother's Day Recipes that Mom will love! Includes ideas for breakfast, dinner and desserts!

Best Mother’s Day Recipes that Mom will love! Includes ideas for breakfast, dinner and desserts!


Mothers. Is there any person in the world more worthy of celebrating? Any woman who has a positive impact on a child’s life is deserving of some extra special attention and love on Mother’s Day. Whether it is a biological Mama, a grandmother, an aunt, a godmother or a good friend, treat the special women in your life with the best way to the heart – with food!

We’ve compiled some of our favourite recipes that are Mom approved. Whether it’s breakfast in bed, a beautiful brunch, a lovely dinner or dessert (or all of these – hey…she deserves it!) we think that these are some of the Best Mother’s Day Recipes around. To get to the recipe, just click on the recipe title. Enjoy!

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Egg salad with feta and dill

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A healthy egg salad made with feta, Greek yogourt, lemon and dill, perfect for sandwiches.

A healthy egg salad made with feta, Greek yogourt, lemon and dill, perfect for sandwiches


Our father has always said that if you have eggs in the house, you have a meal. He is so right! We rely on eggs pretty frequently, and not only for breakfast (although eggs fried in olive oil is one of our favourite ways to start the day). Eggs can be part of a pretty substantial meal at lunch or dinner; our eggs with loukaniko and potato is a hearty, classic Greek omelette that proves that you don’t need to get too complicated to create something great in the kitchen.

Eggs are quick and handy too. When we are particularly organized we keep a few hard boiled eggs in the refrigerator, available for anyone who needs a protein-filled snack or a breakfast on the go. Just be sure to identify the hard boiled eggs with a pencil marking on the shell to distinguish them from the raw eggs! We know, we know! There are other ways to tell the difference between the two, but really, who has time and energy for that?

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Things to make with hard boiled eggs

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Greek Easter eggs
Really cool Easter eggs

Great recipe ideas for thing to make with hard boiled eggs


Easter is our favourite holiday. We love everything about it, and when it is over we find ourselves with lots of left-over hard boiled eggs! It’s a good thing that we love eggs, that they are nutritious, and that they are so versatile. Eggs are also a pretty economical way to add protein to your diet. Although we love eating hard boiled eggs just as they are, with a slight sprinkling of salt and pepper, we also love to make things with hard boiled eggs. Whether they are leftover from Easter or another occasion, or you are cooking them in anticipation of these recipes, we think you’ll love them all.

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What to do with leftover tsoureki

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What to do with left over Greek Easter bread, tsoureki! It can be used in some creative and delicious ways


There are a few things about Orthodox Easter and Greek families that are pretty standard fare. Daily church services (sometimes more than one a day), beautiful red dyed Easter eggs, and other creative designs, and lamb to help break the fast of Great Lent. Holy Thursday for us is usually the day when we try to finish up all of our last minute baking – Pascha is not Pascha without koulourakia, amygdalota and galatopita. It’s also not Pascha without the sweet smell of tsourekia baking. In this post you will discover what to do with your leftover tsoureki.

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Galatopita, Greek milk custard pie

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Galatopita is a Greek milk custard pie made without phyllo or crust.

Galatopita (or galopita) is a Greek milk custard pie made without phyllo or crust


Γαλατόπιτα. Galatopita (sometimes called galopita) is a traditional Greek milk custard pie that is popular in the Peloponnese region of Greece, made especially during Easter. There are several variations, including those with phyllo and those without. If you have ever tasted a great galatopita you would remember its richness, sweetness and unique texture. You may also remember sneaking a few extra pieces after your initial one, how the kitchen smells when it’s baking, and how amazing it tastes right out of the fridge. Galatopita reminds us of all these things, but most of all it reminds us of Helen’s godmother.

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Peanut butter date bars

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Vegan and healthy peanut butter date bars made with all natural ingredients.

Vegan and healthy peanut butter date bars made with all natural ingredients.


We love peanut butter. One of our favourite snacks growing up was saltine crackers smeared with a thin layer of peanut butter. When Reese’s peanut butter cups became a thing, they opened up a whole new world of amazing. Sure, we would get our hands on Reese’s whenever we could, but we would also dip plain chocolate into a jar of peanut butter. We would spread peanut butter on toast and then add a rich chocolate hazelnut layer. We would take a spoonful of peanut butter, top it with some chocolate chips and enjoy it just like that.

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Easy roasted potatoes

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Easy roasted potatoes make a perfect side dish

Easy roasted potatoes make a perfect side dish.


Sometimes we spend so much time, and focus so much attention on the centerpiece of a meal that the sides take a back seat. We get it. One can get excited over a gorgeous maple glazed smoked ham, perfectly marinated souvlaki or a show-stopping prime rib roast. But guys, there is enough food excitement to go around! Sides are like the must-have accessories that take a simple black dress from wow, to WOW.

In terms of sides, there is probably no ingredient more relied on than the humble potato. Sure, broccoli is great (yes, it is great!) and rice is lovely, but potatoes are unbeatable. Talk about versatility! Whether mashed, fried, roasted or boiled, potatoes are everyone’s favourite – unless you hate potatoes in which case don’t waste your time here – hop on over to this page.

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