Greek Appetizer Recipes

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Extra Easy Hummus

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Tahini-free hummus that only takes minutes, and is a favorite with my kids.

Pickled Cheese

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A delightful recipe for pickled feta cheese. Easy to make, and adjust to fit almost any container. Makes a great hostess gift.

Spanakopita II

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The recipe for these spinach and feta appetizer triangles came from a Greek family friend. They may be frozen prior to baking.

Spicy Feta Dip

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Tyrokafteri is a spicy Greek dip made with roasted red peppers, pepperoncini, feta, and ricotta cheese.


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This is similar to many recipes I've found, but adjusted to my family's tastes.

Roasted Garlic Tyrokavteri

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This is a great spread to serve with crusty breads, toasted pita, or raw vegetables. I add roasted garlic and oregano to mine to complete the flavors!

Halloumi Cheese Fingers

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Fry or grill this Cypriot-style cheese and serve with a Greek salad and crusty bread for a complete meal.


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Straight from Athens! Feta and Monterey Jack cheeses are mixed into a sauce with parsley and used to fill phyllo triangles in this delicious Greek appetizer.

Real Hummus

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This hummus is a family recipe passed down from many generations. Eat with warm pita bread.

Flaming Greek Cheese (Saganaki)

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This flaming cheese ritual was started by restaurateurs in Chicago, who encouraged customers to yell, 'Opa!' as the plate was being ignited. You can recreate the tradition at home in minutes, whether you'd like to spark up a little romance with an old flame on date night or just try a fast and fun cheese dish on a chilly weeknight. Serve with sliced fresh or grilled bread.

Black Bean Hummus

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This is the absolute best hummus I have ever had. It goes great with some toasted pita bread. Add more lemon juice if this hummus tastes like it needs a little extra kick.
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My Own Famous Stuffed Grape Leaves

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These are grape leaves, stuffed with a tantalizing mixture of rice, fresh dill, mint and lemon. 'Yum' is the only one word to describe these. These can either be a main dish or an appetizer, depending on your appetite. Serve with good crusty bread and a Greek salad, if desired.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chef John's Stuffed Grape Leaves

"Hands down, the best stuffed grape leaves! It was hard to find a recipe that used lamb and an authentic spice mix. These were spot on!" – hlthygrl

Greek Saganaki

"The recipe worked great. I replaced the feta cheese with kefalotiri cheese, which is my favorite. Kasseri cheese is also good." – James

Prawn Saganaki

Rating: Unrated

In Greek cuisine, saganaki is any one of a variety of dishes prepared in a small frying pan, the best-known being an appetizer of fried cheese. We're raising the bar for this recipe by adding prawns and lots of fresh feta! Serve with crusty bread.