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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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

Kalamata Lemon Chicken

From Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Kalamata Lemon Chicken

Greek-Style Chicken Skillet

From Better Homes and Gardens

A tomato-inspired vegetable mixture is spooned over chicken and couscous in this main-dish recipe. To add even more interest, substitute a flavored couscous mix.

Greek-Style Chicken Skillet

Lamb Kabobs with Mustard Glaze

From Fitness

In this grilled kabob recipe, lean chunks of lamb, potatoes, onions, and sweet peppers are glazed with aromatic mustard and savory thyme.

Lamb Kabobs with Mustard Glaze

Grilled Lamb and Bulgur Burgers

From Fitness

Need a break from beef burgers? Make these lamb burgers for dinner. They're full of flavor and low in calories and fat.

Grilled Lamb and Bulgur Burgers

Greek Vegetable Salad

From Diabetic Living

With this slimmed-down recipe, Greek salad can be a side dish for most any diet plan.

Greek Vegetable Salad

Greek Fusion Burgers

From Diabetic Living

These turkey burgers revved up with chipotle chile peppers are ideal for diabetic meal plans. They're quick to make, so they're great for weeknight cookouts.

Greek Fusion Burgers

Apples and Granola Breakfast Crisp

From Heart-Healthy Living

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

Apples and Granola Breakfast Crisp

Chocolate-Orange Hazelnut Baklava

From Better Homes and Gardens

Hazelnuts and cocoa powder are layered between phyllo dough and sweetened with and orange syrup in this twist on classic baklava.

Chocolate-Orange Hazelnut Baklava

Greek-Style Mac 'n' Cheese

From Better Homes and Gardens

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."

Greek-Style Mac 'n' Cheese

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

Greek Spinach-Pasta Salad with Feta and Beans

From Better Homes and Gardens

With salads like this, who needs meat? This clever concoction is packed with protein-packed beans and feta, making it a perfect pick for vegetarian guests at potlucks and picnics. To up the nutritional ante, make the salad with whole-grain pasta.

Greek Spinach-Pasta Salad with Feta and Beans

Greek Spinach-Pasta Salad with Feta and Beans

From Midwest Living

Greek Spinach-Pasta Salad with Feta and Beans

Baked Greek Chicken

From Family Circle

Baked Greek Chicken

Greek Spinach Veggie Burgers

From Better Homes and Gardens

Greek Spinach Veggie Burgers

Greek Almond Shortbread Rounds

From Better Homes and Gardens

For a unique Christmas cookie, try this recipe that combines almonds, brandy rose water, and vanilla. The powdered sugar makes the perfect topping.

Greek Almond Shortbread Rounds

Greek Pasta Salad

From Better Homes and Gardens

The fresh herbs, vegetables, and olives that characterize Greek cuisine are tossed with pasta in this sprightly salad recipe. Feta cheese gives it a tangy finish.

Greek Pasta Salad

Lamb and Goat Cheese Strudel

From Better Homes and Gardens

A savory strudel is simplified with puff pastry. This easy dinner dish can be made ahead and frozen too.

Lamb and Goat Cheese Strudel

Grecian Lamb Kabobs

From Better Homes and Gardens

Take your pick--lamb or pork. Both meats are equally delicious when speared on these herb-scented kabobs and grilled.

Grecian Lamb Kabobs

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 Chocolate Nut Cake

From Better Homes and Gardens

Like many Greek desserts, these little chocolate desserts are brushed with sugar syrup.

Greek Chocolate Nut Cake

Harvest Leg of Lamb

From Better Homes and Gardens

Garlic and lemon flavor this roasted leg of lamb. If you are unable to find a whole leg of lamb, proceed with the recipe following the instructions in the note to use two boneless leg roasts.

Harvest Leg of Lamb

Olive Breadsticks

From Better Homes and Gardens

These easy breadsticks are made with a biscuitlike dough. For the finest flavor, use imported black olives.

Olive Breadsticks

Nut Wedges

From Better Homes and Gardens

Reminiscent of Greek baklava, yet easier to make, these tiny pastries burst with rich honey-nut filling. Brew a pot of tea to serve with them.

Nut Wedges

Mediterranean Appetizer Pizza

From Better Homes and Gardens

Pair this distinctive goat cheese pizza with a dry white wine.

Mediterranean Appetizer Pizza

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