Seven Easy-To-Make Greek Dishes


Traditional moussaka is a rich, layered casserole with sliced eggplant, minced lamb or beef, and a creamy béchamel sauce. Greek spices flavor each layer, making it meaty and flavorful.


Small slices of pig, chicken, or lamb are marinated in lemon, olive oil, and Greek herbs and skewered and grilled to make souvlaki.


The flaky phyllo dough of spanakopita holds spinach, feta cheese, onions, and herbs. Flaky and full of taste, this Greek snack or appetizer is popular.


Grated cucumbers, garlic, olive oil, and lemon make tzatziki, a pleasant yogurt-based dip or sauce. Greeks use it to dip bread or serve it with grilled meats.


Dolmadakia are exquisite grape leaf bundles filled with rice, pine nuts, spices, and minced beef. These small snacks are served cold or room temperature with lemon or yogurt.


Baklava, a sweet pastry consisting of phyllo dough layers with chopped nuts and syrup or honey, is rich. Its crunchy texture and nutty, sweet flavor make it a famous Greek delicacy.


Fava, not the bean, is a beloved Greek meal. Pureed yellow split peas make a creamy dip. Flavored with olive oil, lemon, capers, and onions.

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