A major reason to spend a vacation in Greece is the food. This gorgeous Mediterranean locale offers bright cuisine made with fresh ingredients. If you’re looking to bring a taste of Greece to your kitchen, try making these traditional Greek recipes and transport yourself to the Mediterranean!
While Moussaka can be found all over the Mediterranean, this traditional dish really shines in Greece. The Greek version involves layering grilled meat, eggplant, pureed potato, tons of delicious spices, and topping it with a cheesy bechamel sauce. This makes a great dish for a dinner party with family and friends!
Try this Moussaka recipe from My Greek Dish
Spanakopita, or “spinach pie”, is one of the most popular appetizers in Greece. Layers of spinach and feta are wraps in flaky filo pastry and baked to perfection. While it’s usually served in the form of smaller triangles for a starter, they can be made larger and served as a main dish as well.
Try this Spanakopita recipe from Epicurious
If you’re looking for the ultimate Greek dessert you’ll want to try making baklava. This delicious treat has become a popular staple around the world. Filo pastry layered with chopped nuts and held together with honey or syrup. Try topping it with greek yogurt for extra deliciousness.
Try this Baklava recipe from Jamie Oliver
You can’t explore the best Greek recipes without enjoying some fresh fish. Preparations of fish in Greece are very simple, and usually involve simply drizzling it with olive oil and lemon juice. Stick to white fishes with a mild taste and grill whole to perfection.
Try this roasted fish recipe from BBC Good Food
This popular Greek dip can now be found in grocery stores all over North America. It’s incredibly easy to make by simply mixing grated cucumber, garlic, lemon juice, and greek yogurt or sour cream. Try serving it with toasted pita bread and olives for a fantastic snack.
Try this tzatziki recipe from Canadian living