Greek Cuisine Recipes

The food of Greece is as sun-drenched as the landscape, and it's perfect for entertaining as well as a weeknight family meal. Healthy and delicious, Greek cuisine makes wide use of olive oil, vegetables and herbs, grains and breads, wine, fish, lamb, pork, olives, and feta cheese.

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Greek Pasta Salad

From Fitness

Beat the summer heat with a refreshing veggie pasta dish that's bursting with flavor. Recipe by Laraine Perri

Greek Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Chickpea Chili

From Better Homes and Gardens

Hearty and flavorful, this dish is a perfect example of how dynamic and satisfying a meatless chili can be. Substitute vegetable stock for chicken for a truly spectacular vegetarian dish. Serve with a fresh green salad and crusty baguette for a complete dinner.

Mediterranean Chickpea Chili

Stuffed Grape Leaves

From Family Circle

You'll need a steamer basket to make this Greek recipe. The bite-size grape leaf rolls are filled with a mixture of ground beef, rice, and mint and steamed until fork tender. A lemon-dill dressing gives the appetizer just a hint of tang.

Stuffed Grape Leaves

Shrimp Quesadillas

From Better Homes and Gardens

Serve up Mexican appetizers in the comfort of your own home. Four ingredients, including shrimp and cheese are tucked into vegetable tortillas and quickly grilled.

Shrimp Quesadillas

Tzatziki Potato Salad

From Food & Wine

Tzatziki is a traditional Greek appetizer (or meze) made with yogurt and cucumbers. Here, Grace Parisi uses it in addition to mayonnaise as the base for her incredibly tasty potato salad tossed with dill, mint, and serrano chile.

Tzatziki Potato Salad

Lucy Schaeffer
Chocolate-Hazelnut Baklava

From Food & Wine

Chef Way: Ana Sortun's pastry chef, Maura Kilpatrick, adds cinnamon and cocoa nibs to the syrup that soaks her chocolate baklava.

Easy Way: The baklava is fabulous even with a basic honey syrup; no need for cocoa nibs and cinnamon.

Chocolate-Hazelnut Baklava

Kana Okada
Greek Quinoa and Avocado Salad

From Better Homes and Gardens

For a meatless main-dish recipe in less than 30 minutes, combine quinoa, avocado, tomatoes, and spinach. The lemon juice mixture adds a refreshing citrus flavor.

Greek Quinoa and Avocado Salad

Spice Market Pastitsio

From Better Homes and Gardens

Some call this dish (pronounced pah-STEET-see-o) "the Greek lasagna." Kasseri (kuh-SEHR-ee) is a firm aromatic Greek cheese with a nutty taste.

Spice Market Pastitsio

Greek Chicken with Yogurt-Cucumber Sauce

From Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Chicken

Greek Chicken with Yogurt-Cucumber Sauce

Easy Pastitsio

From Family Circle

This version of the classic Greek casserole recipe is made with elbow macaroni, ground beef, and an egg- enriched white sauce. To simplify it, bottled Alfredo sauce replaces the homemade white sauce.

Easy Pastitsio

Greek-Style Quesadillas

From Better Homes and Gardens

When it's snack time, try this quick-and-easy tortilla sandwich recipe with roasted chicken, feta cheese, tomatoes, and vegetables drizzled with a Greek vinaigrette dressing.

Greek-Style Quesadillas

"Healthified" Greek Chicken Pizza

From Betty Crocker

We tossed up a heart-healthier version with a whole wheat flour crust. It has 50% less fat, 66% more fiber, and 33% fewer calories than the original recipe.

"Healthified" Greek Chicken Pizza

Pork Souvlaki with Tzatziki

From Food & Wine

Greeks make souvlaki by marinating chunks of meat (usually pork or lamb) in oil, lemon juice, and oregano, then skewering and grilling them. Grace Parisi opts for pork shoulder because it's so tender and succulent. Instead of threading the meat onto skewers, she simply cooks it (with onions) in a grill pan until it's nicely charred, then serves it with store-bought pita and a garlicky cucumber-yogurt sauce called tzatziki.

Pork Souvlaki with Tzatziki

Yunhee Kim
Layered Greek Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Follow the make-ahead directions and prepare this yummy appetizer recipe a day ahead of time and it will be ready to serve when the party starts.

Layered Greek Dip

Greek Lemon Rice Soup

From EatingWell

Smooth silken tofu replaces the eggs in our version of the classic Greek soup. Add an extra drizzle of olive oil on top of each portion to give it an extra-luxurious taste.

Greek Lemon Rice Soup

Greek Couscous Salad

From Panera Bread®

Perfect for a light lunch, this Greek salad gets some spark from briny Kalamata olives.

Greek Couscous Salad

Grilled Eggplant with Garlic-Cumin Vinaigrette, Feta & Herbs

From Fine Cooking Magazine

This dish looks especially nice served on a platter, with the feta and herbs scattered over grilled eggplant

Grilled Eggplant with Garlic-Cumin Vinaigrette, Feta & Herbs

Greek Baked Pasta

From Food & Wine

The moist and fragrant casserole pastitsio combines bechamel (a sauce of butter, flour and milk), pasta, ground lamb, tomato sauce, cheese, cinnamon and nutmeg. Instead of bechamel, Grace Parisi stirs a ricotta mixture into the pasta before baking it.

Greek Baked Pasta

Yunhee Kim
Herbed Lamb Steak Salads

From Better Homes and Gardens

A simple combination of yogurt and mint dresses this Greek-inspired lamb salad recipe that can be prepared from start to finish in less than 30 minutes.

Herbed Lamb Steak Salads

Feta-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cut into one of these succulent chicken pieces and you'll discover a zesty feta cheese, tomato, and basil filling. It's a surprising low-caloire, low-fat option for dinner.

Feta-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Greek Salad

From Better Homes and Gardens

For a quick vibrant salad, make the Greek vinaigrette ahead of time and store it in the fridge so it will be ready to toss with greens, olives and feta cheese.

Greek Salad

Herbed Lamb Chops with Greek Couscous Salad

From EatingWell

Lamb loin chops are a healthy alternative to the more popular and more fatty lamb shoulder chops. The loin chops have quite enough flavor to stand up to this herbaceous couscous.

Herbed Lamb Chops with Greek Couscous Salad

Greek Quinoa and Avocados

From Better Homes and Gardens

Nutty in flavor, quinoa is high in protein, fiber, and vitamins. A great choice to pair with tomatoes, spinach, and feta cheese for this 30-minute main dish recipe.

Greek Quinoa and Avocados

Homemade Greek Yogurt

From Food & Wine

Homemade yogurt requires surprisingly little prep and keeps in the fridge for a month.

Homemade Greek Yogurt

Martin Morrell
10-Minute Gyros

From Parents

Seasoned beef strips are topped with a cool cucumber topper to make this quick dinner.

10-Minute Gyros

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