Greek Recipes

Allrecipes takes the mystery out of Greek cooking with more than 490 recipes for homemade baklava, souvlaki, Greek salad, spanakopita, and more.

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Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes

Rating: 4.76 stars
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I don't have the energy or courage to cater for a living but, if I did, this Greek lemon chicken and potatoes would be one of my go-to entrees, and not just for big, fat weddings. It's a proven crowd-pleaser, simple to make, and easy on the wallet.

Briam (Greek Baked Zucchini and Potatoes)

Rating: 4.59 stars
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Briam is a traditional Greek roasted vegetable dish with potatoes, zucchini, tomatoes, and red onions with lots of olive oil. It is a typical example of Greek cuisine where a few simple ingredients are turned into an utterly delicious dish with little effort. It can be served as a main course. With olive oil as the only source of fat it is a quintessential example of the Mediterranean diet, and it is vegan to boot. If preferred, serve with a hearty chunk of feta on the side.

Pork Souvlaki

Rating: 4.47 stars
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Seasoned bits of pork or lamb are allowed to season in a Mediterranean marinade for as long as you can stand it! Wonderful with rice and a cucumber and tomato salad. Serve with lemon slices and chopped parsley.

Avgolemono Soup

Rating: 4.75 stars
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Avgolemono is one of those soups that I've made many times, but rarely from scratch. It's usually a 'there's nothing in the house' type of thing and made with a carton of broth. Even in its quick-and-easy form it's a delicious and comforting meal, but when you use a fresh whole chicken, it becomes epic. Garnish with parsley and lemon zest.

Greek Horiatiki Salad

Rating: 5 stars
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This is the one and only Greek salad recipe that you'll ever need! Enjoy this Greek salad for summer BBQs, Greek dinner parties, picnics, and more. Ripe, red tomatoes will yield the best result. Serve with loads of good crusty bread to mop up the gorgeous juices.

Light and Easy Greek Potato Salad

Rating: 4.42 stars
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Light, easy, hard to mess up, easily multiplied.

Tzatziki Sauce

Rating: 4.16 stars
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Easy dressing for gyros or Greek salad. Also makes a nice dipping sauce for Veggies. HINT: Tastes best when chilled for at least 1 hour after preparation.

Greek Baklava

Rating: 4.83 stars
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A Greek favorite that makes everyone think you are a master chef and is sooo easy to make!! I taught a Greek friend how to make apple pie and she taught me this fabulous recipe. The phyllo dough for this recipe is found in the freezer section of most grocery stores. Add a little lemon zest to the sugar sauce, if desired.

Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)

Rating: 4.51 stars
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This is an authentic, really rich pie stuffed with spinach, onions, cheeses and herbs that are all enfolded by crispy, flaky phyllo dough.

Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce

Rating: 4.74 stars
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Greek kabobs. Fantastic flavor for chicken. Marinade can also be used for pork.

Greek-Style Lemon Roasted Potatoes

Rating: 4.78 stars
151
A great complement with souvlaki. I often cook this on the BBQ with the souvlaki. All you need is a great Greek salad for a full meal!

My Big Fat Greek Salad

Rating: 4.86 stars
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You can't go wrong with this Greek salad, especially if you remember the only and most important tip: toss it with the vinegar first before adding olive oil. If you don't, it will not taste as good. Which reminds me, giving the amounts here is very difficult, since this really should be made to your tastes, so please use the ingredient list as a very rough outline.
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Flaming Greek Cheese (Saganaki)

Rating: 4.79 stars
10

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.