GREEK BAKED FETA APPETIZER – BOUGIOURDI
30 days of Greek food
by Sylia
6d ago
When feta cheese stars in a recipe, you can bet that it's going to knock your socks off. Picture this: golden feta mingling with ripe tomatoes, sweet pepper, fragrant oregano, and a hint of spicy red pepper, all baked to bubbly perfection. Are you ready for this baked feta appetizer called bougiourdi? [feast_advanced_jump_to] What is Greek bougiourdi In Greece, bougiourdi is one of the most popular appetizers and it is considered mostly a mezze dish. For those who aren’t familiar with the traditional Greek food “the mezze experience” is a wide range of dishes served with wine or local spirits ..read more
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GREEK ORANGE CAKE - PORTOKALOPITA
30 days of Greek food
by Sylia
2M ago
What would you do if I told you that there is a traditional Greek orange cake that needs minimal preparation, no mixer involved, extra juicy, syrupy to perfection, and insanely delicious? You would make Greek portokalopita, of course! [feast_advanced_jump_to] Why this recipe works Portokalopita comes from the words “portokali” which means “orange” and the word “pita’ which means “pie”. See below why you are going to love this dessert. No eggs Even though the majority of the traditional orange cakes use eggs, I would like to differentiate.  I usually like eggs and add them to a wide range ..read more
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TOP 10 MEDITERRANEAN DIET VEGETARIAN RECIPES FOR 2023
30 days of Greek food
by Sylia
3M ago
That's it! Adios 2023! Cheers to 2024! As we embark on this new year, let's take a playful stroll down memory lane and revisit the cream of the crop—our top recipes from the past. Drumroll, please! It turns out, the champions are none other than our vegetarian wonders. Again! Cooked, baked, shared, viewed—basically showered with love. But hey, who can resist those dishes? Totally get it! Now, here's a not-so-shocking revelation: a whopping 80% of the traditional Mediterranean Greek cuisine is a celebration of vegetarian and vegan masterpieces. It's like a culinary symphony on your plate—healt ..read more
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ONE POT GREEK YELLOW RICE
30 days of Greek food
by Sylia
5M ago
Jump to Recipe Imagine a platter of fragrant, vibrant Greek yellow rice gracing your dinner table. A dish that isn’t only impressive to look at and delicious but also carries a rich history within its grains. A culinary gem from the Greeks of Smyrna bursting with flavors and textures, aromatic spices, sweet currants, and the subtle crunch of pine nuts. Discover the story behind this rice recipe and why it should be a cherished classic on dinner and festive tables. WHY THIS RICE RECIPE WORKS? Time-tested dish This rice recipe is a “Middle Eastern pilaf”. Pilaf is a whole recipe category includ ..read more
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GREEK LETTUCE SALAD – MAROULOSALATA
30 days of Greek food
by Sylia
6M ago
Jump to Recipe Greek lettuce salad, Maroulosalata in Greek, is the king of Mediterranean salads because it embodies the essence of the Mediterranean way of eating: Freshness, wholesomeness, and balance. This delightful salad showcases the harmony of crisp lettuce, aromatic dill, and a simple tangy dressing, making it the perfect side for any meal all year round. WHAT IS MAROULOSALATA? Greek lettuce salad is called “Maroulosalata” in Greek (another long word to pronounce but easy enough if you read carefully each of the 6 syllables ma-rou-lo-sa-la-ta). We have a pretty strong opinion about the ..read more
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Mediterranean ham and cheese frittata
30 days of Greek food
by Sylia
6M ago
Jump to Recipe This luscious Mediterranean ham and cheese frittata is perfect for a delightful all-day meal. With a combination of ham, cheese, eggs, and vegetables, this one-skillet meal is not only satisfying but also an excellent option for meal prepping. WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS The list is quite long. Take a look! Flavorful Ingredients: Mediterranean cuisine is known for its bold and aromatic flavors. The combo veggies-herbs-eggs-cheese-ham can infuse your frittata with a delightful blend of savory, aromatic notes. Nutritional Value: Vegetables are the king of the Mediterranean way of eatin ..read more
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Mediterranean Chicken with Mixed Vegetables
30 days of Greek food
by Sylia
7M ago
Jump to Recipe Oven-baked chicken thighs with mixed vegetables are a top pick for dinner! It’s the dinner that looks impressive but you need almost zero time to put it together and then it is just waiting time. Enjoy a casual and homey meal featuring succulent chicken, tender vegetables, and full Mediterranean flavors pan sauce. WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS The Mediterranean way of eating This chicken with mixed vegetables dish aligns perfectly with the principles of the Mediterranean way of eating, making it a healthy and flavorful choice. It incorporates lean protein from chicken, tons of colorful ..read more
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GREEK FRIED PUMPKIN
30 days of Greek food
by Sylia
7M ago
Jump to Recipe Should I play it cool or just scream “Long live pumpkin season”? You are definitely going to scream from pleasure when you take a bite from this Greek fried pumpkin, called “kolokytha savore” in Greece. Slices of pumpkin (or your preferred winter squash) coated with flour (or cornstarch) and shallow-fried until they achieve the perfect balance of crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Then, they’re combined with rosemary and white wine vinegar, which imparts a savory and luxuriously rich flavor.  A CRETAN TRADITIONAL RECIPE This is a traditional recipe from the is ..read more
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Make Dakos Salad like a Greek
30 days of Greek food
by Sylia
8M ago
Jump to Recipe Picture this: the sun-kissed sweetness of plump tomatoes combined with the rustic crunch of iconic Cretan rusks, golden olive oil, tangy feta cheese, and olives. Elegant in its simplicity, this dakos salad is a culinary masterpiece that captures the essence of the season. As you taste this delightful traditional Cretan salad, let the memories of precious Greek summers unfold on your plate … WHAT IS DAKOS SALAD? To make the traditional dakos salad we use rusks and more specifically the Cretan rusks: either thick slices of rusk that the Cretan call “dakos” (it is more than obviou ..read more
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Greek vegan eggplant casserole: Melitzana skordalia
30 days of Greek food
by Sylia
8M ago
Jump to Recipe Step back in time with me as we discover a long-forgotten Greek recipe. Because this vegan eggplant casserole is unique and celebrates the essence of the Mediterranean Greek way of eating. As we taste the exquisite blend of juicy eggplants and aromatic garlic, not only do we enjoy amazing flavors but we also ensure that the culinary heritage remains firmly rooted in our hearts and on our plates. Another peasant/poor man’s dish that reflects the resilience and adaptability of the Mediterranean people where every meal was a heartfelt expression of love, social bonding, and gratit ..read more
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