Greek Appetizer Recipes

All your favorite Greek appetizer recipes are right here, including recipes for saganaki, dolmas, hummus, spanakopitas, and more.

Staff Picks

Extra Easy Hummus

Rating: 4.5 stars 666
Tahini-free hummus that only takes minutes, and is a favorite with my kids.

Pickled Cheese

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
A delightful recipe for pickled feta cheese. Easy to make, and adjust to fit almost any container. Makes a great hostess gift.

Spanakopita II

Rating: 4.5 stars 342
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
Tyrokafteri is a spicy Greek dip made with roasted red peppers, pepperoncini, feta, and ricotta cheese.

How to Make Dolma

Rolling your own dolmas may be a bit time consuming but it's surprisingly easy to do, and totally worth the effort. Here we show you how to roll dolmas, step-by-step.
By Diana Moutsopoulos

Roasted Garlic Tyrokavteri

Rating: 4.5 stars 31
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 28
Fry or grill this Cypriot-style cheese and serve with a Greek salad and crusty bread for a complete meal.


Rating: 4.5 stars 22
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.


Rating: 4 stars 24
This is similar to many recipes I've found, but adjusted to my family's tastes.

Flaming Greek Cheese (Saganaki)

Rating: 5 stars 16
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.

Real Hummus

Rating: 4.5 stars 1206
This hummus is a family recipe passed down from many generations. Eat with warm pita bread.

Black Bean Hummus

Rating: 4.5 stars 738
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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Inspiration and Ideas

Chef John's Stuffed Grape Leaves
Rating: Unrated 31
"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
Rating: Unrated 81
"The recipe worked great. I replaced the feta cheese with kefalotiri cheese, which is my favorite. Kasseri cheese is also good." – James
Spiced Sweet Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Rating: 4.5 stars 727

Serve with pita bread-you can cut pita bread into wedges and toast it for a different taste sensation. Tahini is a sesame paste, you can usually find it in the Mediterranean section of your grocery store.