Greek-style hard boiled eggs

Greek style hard boiled eggs

Greek-style hard boiled eggs topped with feta, oregano, fresh lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil

There are a few things we can always expect on Easter Monday, the day after Orthodox Pascha.  The first is the realization that another year has gone by, and we are overcome with gratitude to have been able to celebrate our important holiday with our family and friends.  The second is being reminded that an extensive fast and abstinence from meat, dairy and eggs, which ends with a day spent eating pretty much only meat, dairy and eggs, is rough. Delicious, but rough.  And finally, we’ll note that regardless of how much we ate, there are leftovers for days!

One of the leftovers that we always have plenty of are hard boiled eggs, perfect for making them Greek-style.  Every Greek family we know dyes eggs for Pascha.  The traditional colour is red, but people get fancy and create some lovely works of art.  Then, on Easter Sunday, we have a great time using these eggs for tsougrisma, a game where two people tap their eggs together to see whose egg survives the impact.  The egg which remains un-cracked, and the person holding it, are declared the winners.  The only prize, for winner and losers, is their egg…and more meat.


Despite all the tsougrisma, the next day there are still loads of eggs in the fridge. Our parents were never ones to make egg salad or devilled eggs.  Instead, they would dress these hard boiled eggs up Greek-style, using all of the essential Greek basics like lemon, oregano, feta and of course olive oil.  These Greek-style hard boiled eggs are sure to become a favourite in your home as well. Opa!

Greek style hard boiled eggs

Helpful hints

How to :

If you already have boiled eggs in your refrigerator, this becomes a breakfast or snack that you can whip up in about 60 seconds.  Delicious, and quick!  We actually like to keep a few hard boiled eggs in the refrigerator at all times; they provide a quick protein boost for anyone in a hurry who just needs something quick to eat.  We label our hard boiled eggs with a pencil, writing “HB” on the shell.

It may sound odd to squeeze lemon juice onto your eggs, but trust us our parents…it’s divine. The lemon juice, in addition to all the other flavours used to make these Greek-style hard boiled eggs, really ties everything together so well!

Some of the ingredients below are listed without exact measurements, such as the pepper, lemon juice and oregano.  That’s because the quantities we use are pretty small, and really, these can be added to your taste.

How to hard boil an egg

We have found that the best way to boil eggs is to place them in a pot and cover them with water which is about the same temperature as the eggs.  So, if your eggs comes straight out of the refrigerator, use cold water.  If your eggs are at room temperature, use room temperature water.  Bring the water and eggs to a boil, and then reduce the heat to medium and allow them to cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes.  Remove the pot from the heat, remove the eggs from the hot water, and rinse them under cold water until you can handle them enough to remove the shell.  Alternatively, after they have cooled, label them “boiled” (using a pencil to write on the shell) and keep them in the refrigerator for a few days. Now you are ready to make our Greek-style hard boiled eggs easily!

Greek style hard boiled eggs

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Greek style hard boiled eggs

Greek style hard boiled eggs

Hard boiled eggs topped with feta, oregano, fresh lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil.
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Greek
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 141kcal
Author: Mia Kouppa


  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1 tbsp crumbled feta
  • squirt of fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • pinch of dried oregano


  • Peel your egg and cut it in half; Place it on your plate.
    1 hard boiled egg
  • Add a bit of pepper to your egg. Next top your egg halves with crumbled feta.
    pinch of pepper, 1 tbsp crumbled feta
  • Squeeze a little bit of fresh lemon juice over your eggs and feta. Drizzle on the olive oil. Top with a bit of dried oregano.
    squirt of fresh lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon olive oil, pinch of dried oregano
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 202mg | Sodium: 259mg | Potassium: 74mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 333IU | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 1mg

Thanks for sharing!


  1. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso says:

    Love the idea of seasoning the eggs this way. Will try it soon! 🙂

    1. miakouppa says:

      Thank you so much!!! It really is amazing and so simple…which makes it more amazing 🙂 Don’t shy away from the lemon…it adds just the right zing!

      1. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso says:

        Oh, I never shy away from lemons. Just the opposite. 🙂

      2. miakouppa says:


  2. Nicholas C. Rossis says:

    After Easter, we’re always left with dozens of hard-boiled eggs! Same this year. I usually have them with some drizzled olive oil, a touch of oregano, a few drops of vinegar and some coarse sea salt.

    1. miakouppa says:

      Same! Sound great Nicholas. We love these leftover eggs…even simply with salt and pepper 😉 Have a great day!

      1. Nicholas C. Rossis says:

        Well, I’m about to give my 2-year-old her bath, then it’s bed tine for her and my day can finally begin… with a much-needed rest. When you have a toddler around, holidays can be exhausting 😀

      2. miakouppa says:

        Enjoy your quiet time. When our girls were little, we used to call bedtime “magic hour”…for us 🙂

      3. Nicholas C. Rossis says:

        Lol-I love that! My new favorite phrase 😀

  3. Konstantina says:

    I was just looking for a different and new exciting breakfast for today… I have always grown up eating hard boiled eggs this way, thought everyone did??? Today I’m going to toast tsoureki with sliced kasseri and greek honey then add the hard boiled egg sliced into rounds and to with the pepper flakes, feta, lemon juice, greek olive oil and oregano!!! Greek Heaven in the Morning!!! Enjoy your day🤗🤗

    1. miakouppa says:

      That sounds like an exceptional start to the day!! Hope your day, and week are as wonderful as your breakfast 😉 xoxo Helen & Billie

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