Greek cuisine… one of the most celebrated in the world, and certainly one of our favorites. It features a beautiful variety of dishes.
That’s why we have compiled this list of amazing Greek Recipes for you to try.
Many are light, Mediterranean diet style dishes featuring plenty of fresh ingredients and a generous dousing of good quality olive oil.
Others are decadent treats like moussaka, pastitsio, or their famous baklava.
So whatever your appetite, whatever the time of day, you’re sure to find just the right dish here. Cook your way through them, and enjoy the best foods from that ancient and beautiful culture!
The Best Greek Recipes:
1. Shrimp Saganaki (Greek Shrimp with Tomatoes & Feta)
We’re starting this list of Greek Recipes with our own favorite Shrimp Saganaki, a classic Greek appetizer that’s served in most Greek Restaurants.
This shrimp dish is made with spicy tomato sauce and feta cheese, and can be made almost entirely from pantry and freezer staples. It’s perfect for a quick weeknight meal and the whole family will love it.
Serve it with plenty of crusty bread or pasta on the side to soak up the yummy sauce.
2. Chicken Souvlaki
Chicken Souvlaki is one of the popular street foods in Greece. Deliciously marinated chicken skewers are grilled to perfection.
They’re great garnished with tzatziki sauce, topped with other flavorful toppings and wrapped all in a warm pita bread. Just divine!
If you haven’t tried these Greek Meatballs in red sauce, you are in for a treat! These are known as Soutzoukakia, and they are the Best!
Flavor packed meatballs have loads of aromatics, fresh parsley and a special blend of spices including ground cumin. This is a hearty Greek dish, perfect for a big family dinner.
4. Fasolada (Greek White Bean Soup)
A quick pot of Fasolada makes for a delicious and satisfying weeknight dinner. You will love the bold Greek flavors in this white bean soup with garlic, onions, celery and a generous drizzle of olive oil.
This humble Fasolada is tasty, filling, comforting and everything you need to warm up when the weather gets chilly.
Fresh and flavorful, this easy Tzatziki is so good you will want to dip, dunk and drizzle every meal.
A creamy cucumber yogurt sauce with olive oil, herbs, garlic and lemon juice. It’s a refreshing chilled sauce typically served with a meze, gyros or as a side dish to grilled meats.
Crispy, juicy and absolutely delicious! Give this traditional Keftedes recipe a try and add a Mediterranean twist to your plate.
Keftedes is a famous Greek appetizer, commonly served as part of a meze platter, with some tzatziki sauce and pita bread and paired with anything of your liking.
7. Psari Plaki – Greek Baked Fish with Onions & Tomatoes
Psari Plaki is fish in the oven, Greek style. It is simple, it is fast and it tastes delicious with an olive studded red sauce.
It will be loved by the whole family, it’s just delicious and looks wonderful.
8. Layered Hummus Dip
If you want a quick and delicious appetizer, this Greek Layered Hummus Dip is perfect! With the help of premade hummus, this snack comes together quickly and is full of flavor.
This unstoppable tasty Greek Dip served with pita bread or chips, and veggies is a fresh, colorful addition to your party spread. This dip will disappear fast!
9. Tyrokafteri (Spicy Greek Feta Dip)
Tyrokafteri is a delicious creamy blend of Greek Feta cheese and spicy peppers. Make this recipe for a quick snack dip or party appetizer.
Plus it is easy to adjust the spiciness and make it just how you would like it.
10. Avgolemono Soup
You will love this authentic Greek Avgolemono Soup recipe. It’s made with eggs, lemon and chicken stock, resulting in a deliciously tangy, thick and hearty soup.
And best of all, it’s topped off with some shredded chicken and parsley for an extra bit of comfort.
Whether you’ve had Moussaka before, or this is a first time experience, you are going to love this recipe.
It has an incredible depth of flavor and a luxuriously creamy béchamel sauce topping. This Moussaka is the ultimate Greek comfort food.
12. Greek Steak Salad Bowl
This Greek Steak Salad Bowl is a fresh and healthy salad with an herb and garlic vinaigrette. It is basically combining two favorite dishes together, Greek Salad and grilled steak.
This bowl works wonderfully as an entrée salad, a side dish or serving buffet style.
13. Greek Chicken Gyros
Greek Chicken Gyros are quick, easy and extremely delicious. Yogurt marinated chicken tenders, packed with flavor from warm spices, and loaded into a pita wrap with homemade tzatziki sauce and all the other toppings you love.
These Gyros will definitely please everyone.
14. Pastitsio (Greek Lasagna)
This authentic Pastitsio recipe is made with layers of pasta, cinnamon laced ground beef sauce, kefalotyri Greek cheese and creamy béchamel!
It is a classic Greek comfort food, much loved and definitely a crowd pleaser.
15. Greek Chickpea Salad
Simple and easy, this Greek Chickpea Salad recipe takes just 15 minutes to throw together and is packed with Mediterranean flavors, colorful veggies, plant based protein and flavorful dressing.
It’s great for lunch or to bring to a party.
Spanakopita is the iconic traditional Greek spinach pie enclosed in layers upon layers of golden, buttery and flaky phyllo pastry.
A very versatile and delicious dish suitable for any time of the day, as a main dish, starter or mid day snack. A complete delight.
17. Greek Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken and Potatoes
This Greek Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken and Potatoes recipe is absolutely easy to make and delicious. It’s made with loads of flavor.
It has a perfect amount of seasoning and lemon flavor which you are sure to love.
18. Beef Gyros
Easy and tasty flank steak Gyros with tzatziki cucumber sauce are bursting with hearty flavor.
A simple marinade and quick sear yields super juicy and flavorful beef for the best homemade Gyros. Serve with pita bread topped with feta cheese, tomatoes, onions and tzatziki sauce.
19. Tiropita – Greek Cheese Pie
Light and flaky Greek pies filled with feta and ricotta cheese, Tiropita make for a wonderful appetizer or snack that everyone is sure to enjoy.
They are a very popular Greek dish that come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but always taste absolutely delicious.
20. Stifado – Greek Red Wine Beef Stew
Greek Beef Stifado is an amazing stew with juicy and tender, melt in your mouth beef in a delicious, slightly sweet and intense aromatic red wine sauce.
The dish is cooked slowly and made with love. This traditional stew recipe is the ultimate in comfort food, and is one of the most popular dishes in Greece.
Fasolakia is an original recipe for Greek green beans. It features smooth and velvety green beans with potatoes braised in tomato, herbs and olive oil.
They will melt in your mouth! Perfect as a main or a side dish.
22. Homemade Dolma (Stuffed Grape Leaves)
If you’re looking for a unique, flavorful and fun snack idea or dinner recipe, then this Homemade Dolma is perfect for you.
They are packed with mouth watering Mediterranean flavors and a unique blend of spices that make every bite better than the last.
23. Melitzanosalata Recipe (Greek Eggplant Dip)
Melitzanosalata or Greek Eggplant dip recipe is a simple, yet tasty, dish of roasted eggplants, garlic, onion, olive oil and lemon juice.
A flavorful dip which is a perfect addition to your meze platter, or a delicious side for a meaty main.
24. Sheet Pan Greek Nachos
These are the best Sheet Pan Greek Nachos! This recipe is crazy simple to make and utterly satisfying to eat, with delicious toppings in every bite.
They are super easy. Just toast the pita chips first, then piled high with your favorite classic Greek toppings like kalamata olives, feta cheese, tzatziki and more.
25. Greek Salad
If you have been looking for a Greek Salad recipe that actually tastes like the one served in Greece, then try this authentic Greek Salad recipe.
Take your taste buds to the refreshing flavors of the Mediterranean with every bite of this simple, tasty and colorful Greek Salad.
26. Homemade Pita Bread
Homemade Pita Bread is easy to make and requires a few ingredients you may already have on hand!
Once you start making this Homemade Pita Bread, you won’t be able to stop. Soft, puffy and flavorful, this pita bread beats any bought from the grocery store.
27. Greek Rice
This Greek Rice recipe is so good, you will want to eat it plain, straight out of the pot! It’s made with sautéed onions and garlic, rice cooked in chicken broth, then finished off with lemon and herbs.
Serve this Greek Rice with your favorite Greek food like Gyros or souvlaki!
28. Greek Baklava
Crispy, nutty and extra syrupy! Greek Baklava is a delicious traditional dessert made of layers of crispy golden brown phyllo, filled with chopped walnuts and garnished with baklava honey syrup.
This is a very easy classic Greek Baklava recipe for you to try making in your kitchen.
29. Greek Stuffed Tomatoes
Juicy, healthy and bursting with fresh and vibrant colors and flavors! This is a traditional recipe for Greek Stuffed Tomatoes that are baked until soft and nicely browed.
This tasty summer dish is great hot out of the oven, or prepared ahead of time and eaten chilled.
30. Greek Lamb Burgers
Greek Lamb Burgers are out of this world flavorful, satisfying and refreshing all at the same time. They’re a juicy, textural flavor bomb that you don’t want to miss.
If you love Greek food, you will love these Lamb Burgers topped with tzatziki, feta, tomatoes, cucumber and red onions. Serve with fries or Greek salad.
31. Briam: Traditional Greek Roasted Vegetables
A rainbow of color and flavor, traditional Greek Briam is a hugely popular Mediterranean casserole.
Featuring thin slices of roasted vegetables baked in Greek seasoned EVOO, this recipe is an excellent way to get all the flavors of the season into one healthy side dish.
32. Melomakarona (Greek Christmas Cookie)
Melomakarona are soft, oval shaped Greek Cookies scented with orange and cinnamon, drenched in honey syrup and covered with crusted walnuts.
These cookies are irresistible, and they are best known as Christmas cookies which are perfect for giving as gifts to your family and friends.
These delicacies are Loukoumades, Greek doughnuts, which taste similar to doughnuts, yet they are so much easier to make. They make fantastic coffee or tea companions.
Loukoumades are traditionally served soaked in hot honey syrup, sprinkled with cinnamon and garnished with chopped walnuts, which makes them simply addictive.
34. Greek Shrimp Scampi Pasta
Greek Shrimp Scampi Pasta is fresh and zesty pasta that’s easy to make and so delicious. This shrimp pasta is the perfect way to feed your family quickly.
Made with fresh tomatoes, olives, capers and feta cheese, every bite of this Greek Shrimp Scampi is sure to delight.
35. Saganaki (Greek Fried Cheese)
This is the ultimate recipe for all cheese lovers! A simple and traditional Greek Saganaki recipe, it’s made with only three ingredients and gets ready in 10 minutes.
You will love this Saganaki as it has a delicious golden crust and is so irresistibly gooey inside. Perfect Greek appetizer for any special occasion.
36. Gigantes Plaki
Filling and super healthy! Gigantes Plaki (Greek Baked Beans) is a classic Greek recipe, consisting of giant beans baked in a tomato sauce along with plenty of fresh herbs, which give a really unique taste.
This Gigantes recipe takes some time to prepare, but it’s all worth it.
37. Baked Eggplant With Tomatoes – Melitzanes Imam
This Baked Eggplant With Tomatoes, or Melitzanes Imam, recipe is so good and rich you won’t believe it’s just vegetables.
The baked eggplant boats are loaded with caramelized onions, tomatoes, garlic and olive oil. This dish comes beautifully together.
38. Greek Style Kleftiko Lamb With Potatoes
This Greek Style Kleftiko recipe is a traditional and delicious Greek lamb dish. Marinated overnight, lamb is then slow roasted to become fabulously moist and tender.
Cook potatoes underneath the lamb and you will get the best roast potatoes ever. The best part is that this Kleftiko is super easy to make, as time does most of the work.
39. Lemony Greek Chickpea Soup
This Lemony Greek Chickpea Soup recipe is packed with vegetables and enhanced with Mediterranean flavors for a nutritious, yet super tasty dinner.
The perfect warming comfort food for cold winter nights. This delicious soup pairs well with some crusty bread.
40. Greek Orange Honey Cake with Pistachios
We’re wrapping up our list with a soft, fluffy Orange Honey Cake that’s bright in flavor, and complemented with honey pistachio glaze.
The olive oil is what gives this cake a soft, dense, texture on the inside that’s anything but dry, and a beautiful, crackly, golden crust.
What an amazing assortment of delicious Greek recipes. No wonder it’s one of the most popular cuisines from around the world!
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- 2lb chicken
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- juice of 1 large lemon
- 6 garlic cloves
- 1.5 Tbsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and place in a ziploc bag. Mix all of the marinade ingredients together and pour it over the chicken. Squeeze as much air out of the bag as possible, then seal. Combine everything well by agitating the bag with your hands, then marinate in the fridge for at least 2-3 hours (or better yet, overnight).
- Skewer the chicken onto metal skewers, or wooden skewers that have been soaked in water for at least 30 minutes.
- Cook according to your preferred method:Grill Method: Preheat over medium high heat and grill skewers 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally.Oven Method: Preheat the oven to 450°F. Place the skewers on a baking sheet lined with a wire rack. Bake for 15 minutes, then broil for a couple more minutes.Stovetop Method: Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook skewers 6-8 minutes per side.
- After cooking, transfer to a serving platter and let rest for 3 minutes before serving.
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