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.

Apricot Yogurt Delight

Don't think you have time for dessert? Try this four-ingredient fruity special. It's super quick to prepare.

From Diabetic Living

Apricot Yogurt Delight

10-Minute Gyros

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

From Parents

10-Minute Gyros

Greek Burgers

Beef up burger patties with classic Greek flavors like zippy oregano and salty feta cheese.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Greek Burgers

Mediterranean Chickpea Chili

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Mediterranean Chickpea Chili

Marinated Lamb Kabobs

Always a favorite at outdoor gatherings, kabobs also can be a meal when served on a bed of rice or couscous. These flavorful, marinated lamb, zucchini, and onion kabobs are no exception.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Marinated Lamb Kabobs

Mediterranean Chicken Salad

The next time you grill or broil chicken breasts, cook some extra pieces to use in this salad. Or if you prefer, pick up some packaged cooked chicken breast strips or cubes at the grocery store.

From Diabetic Living

Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Mediterranean Chicken and Pasta

Artichoke hearts, feta cheese, and kalamata olives add bold flavor to this low-fat chicken and pasta dinner.

From Fitness

Mediterranean Chicken and Pasta

Lemony Red Pepper Spread

Bright lemon juice and aromatic garlic beautifully complement antioxidant-rich eggplant and sweet peppers in this delectable spread. When buying peppers, choose that are firm, heavy for their size, and have shiny, vibrantly-colored skin. Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to a week.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Lemony Red Pepper Spread

Herbed Lamb Steak Salads

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Herbed Lamb Steak Salads

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

Grilled Greek Chicken Salad

Just a little feta cheese and olive give great fresh flavor to this main-dish chicken salad, which is served with a low-fat cucumber dressing.

From Diabetic Living

Grilled Greek Chicken Salad

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

Feta and Lamb Stuffed Grape Leaves

Make these savory appetizer bundles of lamb and feta up to a day ahead, then cook in the microwave in minutes.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Feta and Lamb Stuffed Grape Leaves

Cucumber-Yogurt Dip

Greek yogurt will make this dip recipe thick in texture and rich in flavor. Serve with fresh vegetables for a quick and easy appetizer.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cucumber-Yogurt Dip

Pistachio-Apple Baklava

Replace butter with fat-free butter-flavor nonstick cooking spray to make this low-fat version of baklava.

From Diabetic Living

Pistachio-Apple Baklava

Greek-Style Orzo and Double-Bean Salad

Get a taste of the Mediterranean in this tasty bean and pasta salad. Feel free to swap couscous or quinoa for orzo.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Greek-Style Orzo and Double-Bean Salad

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

Apples and Granola Breakfast Crisp

Try this crispy heart-healthy recipe for breakfast, or for a light sweet dessert.

From Heart-Healthy Living

Apples and Granola Breakfast Crisp

Greek Lentil-Quinoa Casserole

Lentils star in this protein-rich vegetarian casserole that contains all of your Mediterranean flavors, including oregano, feta, olives and tomatoes.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Greek Lentil-Quinoa Casserole

Greek Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Lemon Orzo

From Fitness

Greek Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Lemon Orzo

Roasted Chicken Thighs With Zucchini and Feta

From Fitness

Roasted Chicken Thighs With Zucchini and Feta

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

Kalamata Lemon Chicken

To save time when preparing this chicken main dish, skip the browning step and place the ingredients into a baking dish. The baking time won't change, but your prep time will be knocked down to nearly nothing.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Kalamata Lemon Chicken

Greek-Style Mac 'n' Cheese

Piquant kalamata olives, rich, tangy feta cheese, and oregano give this super-creamy macaroni and cheese just enough Greek flavor to take it out of the ordinary. Feta cheese, because it is cured and stored in brine, is sometimes called a "pickled cheese."

From Better Homes and Gardens

Greek-Style Mac 'n' Cheese

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