Are you looking to add some flavorful Greek Side Dishes to your next dinner party or home cooked meal?
When it comes to Greek cuisine, there are so many delicious and unique flavors that can be added to enhance any dish.
With classic favorites like roasted vegetables, creamy tzatziki dip and mouth-watering lemon potatoes, these Greek side dishes will bring an extraordinary burst of flavor that will have everyone asking for seconds!
Let’s take a look at some of the best and most well-known sides from Greece that will make your next family gathering unforgettable.
Greek Side Dishes:
1. Greek Salad (Horiatiki)
We’ll start our excellent list of Greek Side Dish Recipes with the popular Greek salad and summertime treat, Horiatiki!
To make it perfect, all you need is crisp cucumber, sweet cherry tomatoes, red onions, briny olives, capers, feta, and a simple herb dressing, and combine everything just beautifully.
This authentic Greek salad pairs great with Greek mains like mousaka, souvlaki, and much more, or you can enjoy it as a part of your mezze platter. It will be amazing whatever you serve it with. Give this fresh Greek Salad a try!
2. Avgolemono Soup
Upgrade your regular chicken noodle soup with this Avgolemono Soup recipe, and fall in love with this comfort food.
It uses egg and lemon to make super creamy, velvety broth with refreshing lemony flavors that make this Greek classic deliciously cozy. The best part is that it only takes 30 minutes!
This soup recipe is great for making cold nights super comforting or when you feel under the weather. Try it!
3. Greek Cucumber Yogurt Sauce (Tzatziki)
Have you made Tzatziki at home yet? If not, you are missing out on an incredible dip, sauce, or even spread.
Grated cucumber is mixed with thick, creamy yogurt, along with a hint of garlic, lemon, and fresh green herbs, making this sauce super tasty.
You can enjoy it as a party appetizer with some assorted veggies, pitas, and crackers, or as a sauce to your favorite grilled meat or spread to your wraps and sandwiches. Everything will be super hit with this Tzatziki!
4. Fasolada (Greek White Bean Soup)
Cozy up with magical Fasolada, or Greek White Bean Soup. It will become your all-time favorite comfort soup recipe.
This healthy, rustic white bean soup is simmered for hours with onions, garlic, tomatoes, and celery, and then drizzled with a good amount of EVOO. This bowl delivers the best creamy, velvety deliciousness.
You will love this Fasolada. It’s the perfect winter soup for your family. Pin or bookmark this amazing comfort food for the future…
5. Gigantes Plaki (Greek Baked Beans)
If you love beans, then this Gigantes Plaki is going to be your family’s new favorite dish and gets a definite place in your favorite recipe repertoire.
To make this classic Greek dish, you just need three easy components, beans, chunky tomato sauce, and the garnish, which combines this dish together amazingly.
Enjoy this dish as an appetizer with some crunchy bread or as a side to your favorite mains. You will be a fan of these vegetarian Greek Baked Beans for sure.
6. Greek Lemon Rice
This bright and flavorful Greek Lemon Rice recipe is so easy to make with simple ingredients, yet it elevates your rice so, so much.
It’s the perfect side for many of your favorite Mediterranean dishes, boosting your meal’s flavor profile to another level!
You will love this dish since it is so quick to prepare. It takes less than 30 minutes! Enjoy!
Here is another classic Greek recipe, Fasolakia, for you to try.
It’s actually a Greek-style preparation of green beans where they’re braised with garlic, tomatoes, potatoes, fresh dill, and lots of olive oil, making it simply heavenly.
Pair this with crispy bread and feta cheese to make a wonderful vegetarian family meal that even kids will love. So, make your green beans a star with this Fasolakia recipe!
This Briam is a traditional Greek Roasted Vegetables dish that makes for an absolutely delightful feast.
This vegetable casserole is well arranged with potatoes, zucchini, red onions, and tomatoes, all seasoned with Greek spices, garlic, parsley, and a generous drizzle of EVOO, making it scrumptious.
This Greek delight is vegan, low-carb, gluten-free, and has zero cholesterol. It’s a win-win recipe for everyone!
9. Greek Stuffed Tomatoes (Gemista/Yemista)
If you like stuffed meals, then get ready for this traditional Greek Stuffed Tomatoes recipe, or Gemista or Yemista.
This beautiful dish is filled with fresh herbs and delicious, briny flavors, making it special and unique. Plus, this recipe is super versatile, so you can make it to your own tastes.
Serve this Greek delight with some crispy bread, crumbled feta, and red or white wine. We’re sure everyone will love this Yemista as much as we do!
10. Homemade Dolma (Stuffed Grape Leaves)
Next time you’re planning to entertain, make this popular Mediterranean dish, Dolma, at home.
This recipe is much easier to make than you would think. Just follow it step-by-step, and enjoy these super flavorful stuffed grape leaves. They are filled with rice, ground beef, fresh herbs, and wonderful spices, making them just too delectable.
Savor this as an appetizer, snack, or light dinner with Tzatziki sauce and Tabbouleh salad to impress everyone.
11. Spanakopita Recipe (Greek Spinach Pie)
Looking for a delicious pie recipe? This foolproof Greek Spinach Pie, or Spanakopita, is a great option!
It has perfectly crispy phyllo dough and a filling of spinach and feta cheese, along with amazing seasonings, making it perfect.
The tips and tricks in this recipe will help make you the most delicious version of this Greek pie. It makes an awesome Greek side dish for a holiday dinner or celebration. Enjoy!
12. Greek Potato Wedges
Looking for a new way to make fries? Then try these Greek Potato Wedges and serve this absolutely delicious side at home.
They’re super fun to make and loaded with all your favorite Mediterranean flavors, like dried oregano, rosemary, fresh dill, and lemon zest.
Serve these flavorful, crisp wedges with creamy yogurt sauce and make an amazing snack or side dish.
13. Greek Chickpea Salad with Tzatziki Dressing
For quick and tasty lunches or dinners, try this Greek Chickpea Salad with Tzatziki Dressing, and we bet it will be your new go-to vegetarian salad.
This super easy recipe only takes time to chop fresh veggies. Everything will simply fall into place deliciously. The crunchy veggies and super creamy Tzatziki dressing make everything perfect!
It’s a must-try recipe for all salad lovers out there!
14. Spanakorizo (Greek Spinach Rice)
Learn how to make this healthy and tasty Greek Spinach Rice, or Spanakorizo, with the help of this excellent recipe.
This vegetarian meal or side dish is super filling and packed full of spinach, onions, fresh herbs, and lemon, making this rice ultra flavorful.
There are many ways to make this amazing rice, so be adventurous and make it your own. It will turn out amazing however you make it!
15. Prasorizo (Rice With Leeks)
Greek food is well known and loved for its simplicity, and this Prasorizo, or Rice with Leeks, is a dish that’s simple yet super healthy and flavorful.
This amazing rice side dish is super easy to make and pairs well with your favorite grilled or roasted chicken. Follow the recipe’s tips and tricks to make it perfect.
Be sure to try this incredible Greek dish soon!
16. Greek Baked Eggplant with Tomato Sauce and Feta
This Greek Baked Eggplant with Tomato Sauce and Feta recipe is here to win your heart and soul.
This recipe is super easy to make and uses eggplant, marinara sauce, and feta cheese. It’s healthy, delicious, and perfect for anyone who is gluten-free or on a Mediterranean diet plan.
This dish pairs amazingly with many Greek dishes, like Greek meatballs, sausages, and Greek lemon rice, or enjoy it as an appetizer with some crunchy bread. Your guests will love every bite of this classic dish!
17. Greek Baked Feta with Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper
Make this authentic Greek Baked Feta with Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper for your next get-together, and it will easily be the star dish of the night.
This recipe is straightforward and uses incredible ingredients that deliver awesome flavors in each and every bite.
Don’t wait any longer to try this authentic recipe if you love Greek food. You will become a forever fan of this dish!
18. Greek Potato Salad
This Greek Potato salad is a much lighter, healthier, and delicious version of your classic potato salad made without mayo.
You will love this foolproof recipe that’s made with super tasty ingredients. The bold, Greek-style vinaigrette will add some extra flavors to this salad, and all this can be done in just 30 minutes.
Introduce this amazing salad to your crowds this summer to make everyone super happy. It’s dairy-free, vegan, and naturally gluten-free, and it will pair incredibly with anything.
19. Greek Stewed Okra In Tomato Sauce With Feta
This Greek Stewed Okra in Tomato Sauce with Feta recipe makes an excellent addition to a mezze platter or as a main course side dish.
The deliciousness of the aromatic tomato sauce blends amazingly with hearty okra, making one filling vegetarian stew.
If you love okra, give it a Greek makeover, and we’re certain everyone will love this new Mediterranean version.
20. Greek Pasta Salad
Greek Pasta Salad is always a crowd-pleaser, and this recipe is no exception. It’s light, fresh, flavorful, and filled with summer veggies.
Tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, red onions, green peppers, and lots of feta cheese are all tossed with a bright, Greek-inspired vinaigrette that makes everything amazing.
This gorgeous salad pairs perfectly with marinated grilled meats, and it can be a great side dish. This summer, impress everyone with this super delicious and hearty Greek Pasta salad.
21. Greek Zucchini Fritters (Kolokithokeftedes)
These Greek Zucchini Fritters, or Kolokithokeftedes, are something special. They’re incredibly soft inside, crisp outside, and loaded with amazingly delicious flavors.
They are super easy to make. Just shred the zucchini and add feta cheese and tons of fresh herbs, like dill and mint.
This dish is traditionally enjoyed as an appetizer with some zesty tzatziki or simple Greek yogurt, or it can make the perfect side dish for your main dishes. This Greek version of zucchini fritters will be a new favorite recipe for sure.
22. Greek Orzo
Searching for easy and quick meatless side dish recipes? Then this one-pan Greek Orzo recipe is a perfect find.
In just 30 minutes, you can whip up this Mediterranean-style dish using tomatoes, feta, olives, fresh basil, and your favorite orzo. It’s so flavorful and pairs amazingly paired with almost anything.
We guarantee this version will be your new go-to recipe for meatless side dishes.
23. Greek Peas Stew with Potatoes (Arakas Latheros)
To make this classic and delicious Arakas Latheros, or Greek Peas Stew with Potatoes, all you need is a couple of simple ingredients and one pot.
This naturally gluten-free stew is made from peas, potatoes, and tomatoes with lots of EVOO and fresh dill for delicious flavors and smooth textures.
It’s just perfect for simple summer meals served with crispy bread. Enjoy!
24. Lagana (Greek Flatbread)
You should try this Lagana, a Greek Flatbread that is traditionally eaten only on Clean Monday, the beginning of Lent, but it’s so delicious that it should be enjoyed every week.
This recipe is easy to follow and makes the best flatbread ever.
Do try this Greek version of flatbread at home, and surprise everyone with this tasty dish.
25. Homemade Pita Bread
Have you ever made your own pita bread at home? If not, this Homemade Pita Bread recipe is an easy classic to make!
Just follow three simple steps: prepare the pita bread dough, shape the dough, and simply cook them in your skillet, and you are done!
They will come out amazingly soft, fluffy, and perfect. After trying this, you will never want to buy your pita bread from a store again.
26. Horta Vrasta (Greek Boiled Leafy Greens)
Horta Vrasta, or Greek Boiled Leafy Greens, is a popular Greek staple often made with wild leafy greens.
It’s a super simple, healthy, and nutritious dish made by boiling wild greens and then topping them with olive oil and lemon juice.
You can enjoy this vegetarian dish as a great accompaniment for your favorite mains or serve it with feta and crunchy bread to make a delicious dish. Enjoy!
27. Papoutsakia (Greek Stuffed Eggplants)
If you are an eggplant fan, then this Papoutsakia is just for you. It’s a lighter, vegetarian version of classic Greek Stuffed Eggplants.
This stunning recipe is so flavorful. The tender eggplants with super delicious tomato sauce, the cheesy, creamy goodness of béchamel sauce, and cheese make everything divine.
Be sure to try this delicious Greek eggplant dish. It will be a hit with everyone you serve it to!
28. Greek Lentil Soup (Fakes)
Experience this soul-satisfyingly delicious Greek Lentil Soup, or Fakes.
It’s great for winter nights. The healthy ingredients and hearty lentils are smothered beautifully in rich herbal broth, making it simply heavenly.
Once you make this magical soup, it will become a winter tradition to make Fakes every year.
29. Koulouria Thessalonikis (Greek Sesame Bread Rings)
Greek Sesame Bread Rings is a Greek-style bagel famously known as Koulouria Thessalonikis!
These are so much better than American bagels, and they are super easy to make, too. You will love the crunchy outside and soft inside texture, and sprinkling them with toasted sesame seeds adds deliciously nutty flavors.
You can enjoy these bread rings for breakfast, snacks, or to accompany any meal. Don’t wait any longer to try these Greek Bagels, and amaze your family with your skills.
30. Tiropita (Greek Cheese Pie)
Let’s wrap up our fantastic list of Greek Side Dishes Recipes with a traditional treat, Tiropita, or Greek Cheese Pie!
This cheese pie is super easy to make and uses simple ingredients like béchamel sauce, feta, ricotta cheese, and flaky, buttery phyllo dough, making it an absolutely rich and delicious comfort food.
Try this treat tonight and make everyone super happy!
We hope you enjoyed this list of Greek Side Dishes. There’s so many yummy recipes to choose from!
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- 1.5 cups Greek Yogurt
- 1 large cucumber
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Tbsp fresh dill
- 1 Tbsp fresh mint
- Salt to taste
- Grate cucumbers into colander. Toss with 1/2 tsp salt, to extract water from cucumber. Let sit 10-15 minutes. Manually squeeze water out of grated cucumber.
- Combine all ingredients in bowl. Taste and adjust. Add extra salt, lemon juice, herbs or garlic to your taste.
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