Popular 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.

Green Oregano Chicken with Spinach, Orzo and Grape Tomatoes

For a Greek feast, serve a spread of stuffed grape leaves and spanakopita as an appetizer to this slow cooker chicken and pasta dinner.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Green Oregano Chicken with Spinach, Orzo and Grape Tomatoes

Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb

Yes you can master the iconic lamb roast dinner! Rub with herbed bread crumbs and cook until the center reaches 135°. Roasted potatoes and asparagus pair perfectly with this protein.

From Family Circle

Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb

Greek Chicken- Quinoa Salad

This whole grain chicken salad is the perfect weekday lunch or dinner—it takes just 10 minutes to prepare! And if you're not a fan of mayonnaise, this "pasta salad" is for you.

From Family Circle

Greek Chicken- Quinoa Salad

One-Pan Chicken Flatbreads

A slather of garlicky hummus keeps this Green-inspired chicken flatbread sandwich lusciously moist. Top things off with any fresh vegetables you have in your refrigerator.

From Better Homes and Gardens

One-Pan Chicken Flatbreads

Lemony Lamb Pitas

From Diabetic Living

Lemony Lamb Pitas

Greek Frozen Yogurt

For more protein and way fewer preservatives than boxed ice cream, blend up a batch of homemade Greek frozen yogurt. This dessert is simple to customize with your favorite mix-ins!

From Diabetic Living

Greek Frozen Yogurt

Sweet Curry Carrots with Chive Yogurt

Roasting veggies, like carrots, brings out all of the natural sugars. A honey glaze makes these tender vegetables appealing to even picky eaters!

From Diabetic Living

Sweet Curry Carrots with Chive Yogurt

Coconut-Almond Frozen Greek Yogurt with Hot Chocolate Drizzle

Homemade frozen Greek yogurt has way more protein and way fewer additives than boxed ice cream. Freeze a batch for dessert and go wild with the toppings!

From Diabetic Living

Coconut-Almond Frozen Greek Yogurt with Hot Chocolate Drizzle

Greek Pork and Farro Salad

Whole grain farro acts as a hearty base for this superfood spin on pasta salad. Lean pork tenderloin, a handful of feta cheese and cups of fresh, colorful vegetables make this nutritious dish super-satisfying.

From Diabetic Living

Greek Pork and Farro Salad

Zucchini Cupcakes with Greek Yogurt Frosting

With whole-wheat flour, quinoa, zucchini and applesauce, these might just be one of the healthiest cupcake recipes ever. Don't worry—the creamy Greek Yogurt Frosting ensures that they still taste decadent and dessert-like!

From Diabetic Living

Zucchini Cupcakes with Greek Yogurt Frosting

Roasted Leg of Lamb with Red Wine-Shallot Sauce

Lemon and rosemary are a common pair, but the addition of raspberry preserves and red wine (trust us!) make the flavor of this roasted lamb a dinner you'll dream about.

From Diabetic Living

Roasted Leg of Lamb with Red Wine-Shallot Sauce

Garlic-Fennel Lamb Chops

Succulent lamb chops, rubbed with sweet fennel, fresh garlic, and the aromatic spices coriander and cumin, bring amazing flavors to this recipe.

From Diabetic Living

Garlic-Fennel Lamb Chops

Garlic-Fennel Lamb Chops

Instead of basic burgers and hot dogs, try grilling up some spice-rubbed lean lamp chops. Serve with a baked potato or roasted vegetables for a low-calorie yet stick-to-your-ribs dinner.

From Midwest Living

Garlic-Fennel Lamb Chops

Spanakopita

From Family Circle

Spanakopita

Peanut Baklava

Embrace Middle Eastern culture with this surprisingly simple baklava recipe. Flaky phyllo dough is layered with chopped peanuts, honey, and butter.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Peanut Baklava

Lemon Poppy Seed Snack Cake

Serve this light dessert with a drizzle of thick Greek yogurt or a small scoop of vanilla ice cream for a low-calorie indulgence.

From Diabetic Living

Lemon Poppy Seed Snack Cake

Layered Greek Dip

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Layered Greek Dip

Greek Stuffed Meatballs

There's a surprise hiding inside these beef and lamb meatballs: a piece of creamy feta cheese. Simmer a batch in your slow cooker for a party-friendly appetizer or serve a few on a baguette for a super sub sandwich.

From Midwest Living

Greek Stuffed Meatballs

Falafel Balls with Lemon-Yogurt Dip

Try this modern take on falafel for a vegetarian dish everyone will love. To get them out of the pan, gently pry with a fork. They freeze easily for use in other Greek dishes.

From Parents

Falafel Balls with Lemon-Yogurt Dip

Athenian Orzo

Orzo, a rice-shaped pasta, makes a delightful base for an authentically Greek combination of shrimp, tomatoes and feta. To serve as a side dish, omit the shrimp and drain the tomatoes before adding them.

From EatingWell

Athenian Orzo

Greek Omelet

With flavors reminiscent of the classic Greek spanakopita, this easy omelet is just right for a light dinner or brunch. Frozen leaf spinach makes it ultra-quick.

From EatingWell

Greek Omelet

Greek Iced Coffee

This frothy delight is a great summer treat when the summer heat makes hot coffee less appealing.

From EatingWell

Greek Iced Coffee

Greek Diner Salad

The secret to this New York diner-style salad is to dice the vegetables to the same size, so that the flavors can meld in one bite. The tangy dressing really perks up the vegetables and makes this dish a stand-alone entree or a zippy accompaniment to barbecued or roasted meats.

From EatingWell

Greek Diner Salad

Herbed Lamb Chops with Greek Couscous Salad

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.

From EatingWell

Herbed Lamb Chops with Greek Couscous Salad

Greek Lemon Rice Soup

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.

From EatingWell

Greek Lemon Rice Soup

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