Ya su – if you can’t understand- this is what we say when greeting someone in Greek. Greek cuisine provides a vast and varied selection of dishes and drinks resulting from thousands of years of
Ya su – if you can’t understand- this is what we say when greeting someone in Greek. Greek cuisine provides a vast and varied selection of dishes and drinks resulting from thousands of years of living, cooking, and eating. Each Greek dinner is both fresh and appealing, as well as a journey through Greece’s history.
Greece is a country of tiny farmers that produce an extraordinary variety of mostly organic cheeses, oils, fruits, nuts, cereals, legumes, vegetables, and a variety of wild greens and herbs. Did you know that in 330 B.C., the Greek culinary connoisseur Archestratos published the first cookbook, indicating that cooking has always been significant in Greek civilization?
During this pandemic, as it is difficult to travel, we will show you some Greek recipes to take you to Greece.
If you are like me and you love hummus, guacamole, you will love Skordalia. Skordalia is a hearty, thick, and savory Greek dip that you must taste! One of the key components, skordo, or garlic, gives this meal its name.
Crushed garlic is blended with potatoes, almonds, olive oil, and lemon juice to create a delectable dish.
Serve this garlicky-tangy dip with crackers, vegetables, or pita bread.
But I won’t blame you if you eat it straight from the bowl with a spoon. That’s how good it is!
How to go through Greek recipes without mentioning the Greek salad? This list wouldn’t be complete without a decent veggie salad, given the Greeks’ significant usage of veggies in their cuisine.
You’ll only need little items to cook this light lunch, and they’re all readily available at your local supermarket. To produce a tasty salad, make sure the chopped components are all the same size.
With each taste, you’ll receive a combination of vegetables, cheese, and olives.
Chicken tenders, vegetables, olives, and tzatziki sauce are packed into this Greek pita sandwich. The secret to the delectable flavor is using a yogurt marinade for the chicken.
The chicken can be grilled or baked or even cooked in a skillet or pan. After that, it’ll only be a matter of putting the sandwich together.
For the ultimate Greek feast, serve this chicken gyro with lemon potatoes.
I mentioned tzatziki in the recipe above, and some of you may not know what it is… Tzatziki is a traditional Greek meze (appetizer) found in nearly every Greek restaurant.
Gyros, grilled meats, and roasted vegetables go nicely with this yogurt-cucumber sauce. You’ll be in for a treat if you just spread the sauce over your sandwich!
This light and creamy dip is generally made with goat or sheep yogurt, but basic Greek yogurt works just as well. Don’t forget to use additional Greek classics like olive oil, white vinegar, and toasty spices for optimal taste.
Another great classic of Greek cuisine is Moussaka, which is quite similar to the Italian dish – lasagnas, but it is healthier. You may enjoy delicious comfort food without feeling guilty with this recipe!
Moussaka is stacked with eggplant instead of pasta sheets. The thick tomato sauce and béchamel sauce create a delicate layer of taste.
Moussaka is generally cooked with lamb, but beef would also be delicious. Are you a lover of eggplant but don’t care for it? Potatoes can be used as a replacement.
Greek has a very rich cuisine, and it is still evolving with time. These are simple dishes that you can try at home, it does not require a lot of effort, and you don’t need too many ingredients; what’s better? Let us know in the comment what recipe you are willing to try…