Meatballs in Tomato Sauce (Keftedes me Saltsa Domata)

By |August 23rd, 2016|Dining Tips & Recipes|

Redolent of oregano and mint, these meatballs are served in northern Greece as a meze with fried potatoes or steamed rice. Get the recipe for Meatballs in Tomato Sauce (Keftedes me Saltsa Domata) » Redolent of oregano and mint, these meatballs are served in northern Greece as a meze with fried potatoes or steamed rice. SERVES 4-6 Ingredients 1 tbsp. dried [...]

Lemon and Olive Oil Sauce (Ladolemono)

By |August 22nd, 2016|Dining Tips & Recipes|

This Greek version of lemon sauce is like a super-charged vinaigrette, but it's also a natural partner for grilled seafood. MAKES 3/4 CUP Ingredients 1⁄4 cup fresh lemon juice 1 tbsp. dried oregano 1⁄2 cup extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Instructions Whisk together lemon juice, mustard, and oregano in a small bowl. While whisking, slowly [...]

Greek Spinach and Rice – (Greek Spanakokorizo)

By |July 28th, 2016|Dining Tips & Recipes|

Ah the spanakorizo… This dish was a winter staple in our home. My mom would make it once a week, all winter long. She would usually accompany it with a small cheese pie (tiropitaki) or one or two Greek meatballs, and while you may think that as children we would hate it because of the spinach, it actually was a comfort [...]

Greek Salad (Horiatiki)

By |July 27th, 2016|Dining Tips & Recipes|

This refreshing salad takes on various guises in Greece depending on what vegetables are in season, but it almost always features feta and a dusting of dried oregano. SERVES 2 Ingredients 2 tbsp. roughly chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish 2 medium vine-ripened tomatoes, cut into 1 1⁄2" pieces 1 small cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, and sliced crosswise into 1⁄4" pieces [...]

Octopus and pasta bake (Htapodi me makaronaki)

By |July 26th, 2016|Dining Tips & Recipes|

INGREDIENTS: 2 octopuses, total weight about 1 - 1/12 kilos cleaned. 1/2 cup  cup extra virgin olive oil 2 large onions, sliced 3 garlic cloves, chopped 1 fresh red or green chilli, seeded and thinly sliced 1 —2 bay leaves 1 tsp dried oregano 1 piece of cinnamon stick 2-3 grains allspice (optional) 1 glass red wine 30ml or 2 tbs [...]

Authentic Greek Fava recipe (Yellow Split Peas Puree)

By |July 25th, 2016|Dining Tips & Recipes|

A delicious traditional veggie dish straight from the island of Santorini! Creamy and super tasty, the perfect starter for a cold winters day. If you’ve been looking for a fava recipe that actually tastes like the one served in Greece, then you have to try this authentic Greek fava recipe. Serve as a delicious appetizer or dip with a drizzle [...]

Taramasalata recipe (Greek Fish Roe dip or Taramosalata)

By |July 22nd, 2016|Dining Tips & Recipes|

Creamy, smooth and absolutely delicious! A traditional Taramasalata recipe (or Taramosalata) made from fish roe, olive oil, lemon juice, grated onions and bread. Simply delicious! Usually served as part of a meze platter with lots of pita breads or bread, taramasalata is a very popular Greek dip throughout the year, but especially on Shrove Monday, the first day of the [...]

Greek Dolmades recipe (Stuffed Vine/ Grape Leaves Dolmathes)

By |July 21st, 2016|Dining Tips & Recipes|

Greek Dolmades recipe (Stuffed Vine/ Grape Leaves Dolmathes) Little bites of heaven! A great vegetarian appetizer made from tender vine leaves wrapped into little rolls and stuffed with rice and fresh herbs. This is an authentic Greek dolmades recipe for you to recreate this delicious traditional delight from scratch. These extra juicy stuffed dolmades, often served as part of a [...]

Traditional Greek bean soup recipe (Fasolada)

By |July 20th, 2016|Dining Tips & Recipes|

I can’t imagine of anything better than a rustic and homely Greek bean soup (fasolada) for a cold winter’s day. Healthy, simple and extra comforting, fasolada is with no doubt the national Greek dish! This is the authentic recipe for Greek bean soup, a trademark dish that has nourished generations! Greek bean soup (Fasolada) – Nutrition Facts Greek bean soup [...]

1 minute Recipes to DISCOVER the Greek Mediterranean Diet

By |July 18th, 2016|Dining Tips & Recipes|

Enjoy 12 simple recipes: Olive pate Place in a bowl 250 g of black olives without the stone, 80 g of anchovies washed and thinly cut, 50 g of caper and mush all together. You add juice of one lemon, a tablespoon of brandy, 200 g olive oil, salt, pepper and stir well. Keep the pate in a closed jar [...]

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