Tired of your usual go-to recipes? Here are some fresh and flavorful Greek recipes you can add to your family’s menu rotation!
Greek cuisine is known for the many simple yet satisfying dishes, including flaky pastry, juicy meats, and a lot of bright lemons.
Recipes for some of Greece’s most popular dishes are included in this collection.
We have a wide selection of Greek foods and beverages for you to pick from, like Greek Coffee, Chicken Souvlaki, Greek Lasagna, and even Lamb Kleftiko.
Choosing a favorite among these delectable Greek dishes is difficult, as they are all so good!
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It sure will be difficult to choose from these 37 delicious Greek recipes!
It’s like having a taste of the Mediterranean in your own kitchen with this chicken souvlaki recipe.
Fresh dill, cucumber, and lemon juice give Greek yogurt sauce a tangy, lemony flavor that works well with Mediterranean foods, notably Chicken Souvlaki.
Grilling or broiling these Greek chicken skewers is a simple yet better-for-you meal option.
These cheese pies, or Tiropita, are a Greek party staple, and they’re absolutely delicious!
Whether served as an appetizer, main course, or midday snack, these flaky and crispy Greek pastries are a delightful and wholesome treat!
As a dip for bread and vegetables, this dip goes great with anything from fried fish to barbecued meats!
Roasted almonds and garlic are used to enhance the flavor of this skordalia.
Skordalia is a thick, savory dip that hits the mark.
Served with a creamy bechamel sauce, Moussaka is a mouthwatering eggplant dish topped with a meaty, savory sauce.
Moussaka has a crispy top, but the sauce is what brings out all the flavors, while the bechamel sauce gives its rich and creamy taste.
Simply bake this quick and easy recipe, and dinner is ready in no time!
Add one or two of these incredible Greek Appetizers to this one.
A unique Ouzo flavor infuses the crisp almonds, giving these Kourabiedes a distinct crunch and nuttiness.
Compared to other butter cookies, these are deliciously light with every bite.
Kourabiedes is the perfect holiday treat for everyone, with a buttery, crumbly texture that isn’t overly sweet.
A new dessert recipe that you’ll be making, again and again, is on the way!
Layers of buttery phyllo dough, walnuts, and cinnamon honey syrup, all topped with a crunchy and crispy finish.
The honey and vanilla in the syrup give this Baklava just the right amount of sweetness without being overly so.
While Greek Baklava is always a classic sweet treat, we have even more Greek desserts for you to look at here.
8. Greek Coffee
Take a look at this, coffee lovers!
The Greek coffee grounds are ground to a powder and then cooked in a briki with sugar and water until well blended.
You will be left with a strong cup of coffee that’s smooth, flavorful, and full of aromas.
With a sweet pastry alongside, this is what you need to lift you out of that afternoon slump!
You’ll love how soft and fluffy these doughnuts are as you chow down on them!
Although they are similar in taste and texture to doughnuts, Loukoumades, or Greek doughnuts, are much simpler to make.
It’s the best with honey, sesame seeds, and dried fruit on top.
Loukoumades are always a treat with a cup of tea or coffee!
10. Greek Fries
This recipe for crispy Greek Fries from homemade ingredients eliminates the need for a big mess and deep-frying.
Hand-cut potatoes are given a Mediterranean twist with the addition of tangy feta and aromatic herbs.
Whether entertaining or just having friends over, these Greek fries are the perfect addition.
Here are even more amazing Greek Side Dishes!
Roasted potatoes come in many forms, but these Greek-style potatoes really shine.
Toasted on the outside but soft on the inside, with a few delightfully caramelized slivers, plus the tropical hint of lemon— it tastes divine!
Toss them with roasted pork chops or baked chicken breasts as a tasty side dish.
Vegetarians will enjoy this Mediterranean-inspired dish of crispy and fluffy potatoes, juicy zucchini, and flavorful eggplants coated in fresh seasonings.
In a cast-iron skillet, the vegetables are arranged artistically and then baked in a vibrant tomato sauce.
The roasted vegetables in this Greek Briam recipe are some of the best you’ll ever taste!
13. Greek Meatballs
These Greek Meatballs are tender, aromatic, and flavorful, thanks to a precise blend of spices and ground lamb baked to perfection for superb flavor.
Whether served as a starter or main dish, this meatballs recipe is a feast of flavors in your mouth.
Greek meatballs are a delicious and unique way to jazz up your Sunday dinner!
For religious occasions like Lent and other fasting periods, Spanakopita is a popular meatless dish in Greece.
Spinach pie or Spanakopita has earthy greens, sweet and salty cheese, and flaky Phyllo dough; it’s a fantastic meal any time of day.
When it comes to Greek baked pasta, you can’t go wrong with Pastitsio!
Béchamel sauce, meat sauce, and ziti are the traditional ingredients of pastitsio.
Remember to use ziti or Penne pasta if you want your dish to taste its best.
While a few pans will get dirty for this dish, the result will be well worth the effort!
Flavorful and fragrant, this authentic CookingChew recipe is from-scratch and worth it!
16. Greek Frappe
Making a Greek frappe at home might be something you’re interested in learning how to do.
This frappe recipe uses instant coffee, and it’s a lot easier to make than you might think!
Making a Greek Frappe is a snap, requiring no special equipment and only three minutes of hands-on time.
17. Greek Salad
Adding a Greek Salad to any Greek-inspired dish is a must-try.
Fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese, black olives, and red onions make up this salad that creates a perfect crunch texture and fresh taste.
If you’re into a flavorful but light meal, this Greek salad is the way to go!
Galaktoboureko is a treat for the taste buds!
It is my absolute favorite Greek dessert that I discovered one day at a local Greek Festival near where we used to live.
They were baked as individually wrapped to-go desserts, huge trays of wrapped pastry, silky with a honey sauce.
I went back for three days in a row, just to get more of these delicate, custard-filled wonders.
I have yet to make my own but this recipe is on my to-do list for sure, a pie that contains all the flavors of those glorious pastries.
The custard is baked in buttery phyllo dough and then drizzled with citrusy syrup, creating a rich, velvety texture and fulfilling this decadent treat.
A custard lover’s dream, this dessert is a must-try!
Almonds are known in Greek as Amygdalo.
They’re soft, fragrant, and chewy in the middle but crispy around the edges in these gluten-free, mildly sweet cookies.
Amygdalota symbolizes happiness, new beginnings, and prosperity in Greek culture, which is why it is often served at weddings and baptisms.
I mean, who wouldn’t be impressed by cheese on fire?
Perfect crunchiness on the outside, melty and creamy inside—Saganaki has it all!
The golden crust and oozing cheese are a sight to behold in just 10 minutes!
This slow-cooked Greek lamb recipe is a simple way to impress your guests.
A delicious one-pot meal of slow-cooked lamb, potatoes, and vegetables with lemon garlic flavoring.
It’s a culinary delight to eat succulent meat with earthy vegetables.
Many of the most refined foods in a Greek hamlet are noted for simplicity, and Rizogalo is no exception.
Rizogalo is a creamy and sweet dessert made with only a few essential ingredients that taste and smells just like the comforts of home goodness.
Whether served hot or cold, this recipe is a winner!
23. Greek Baked Orzo
Orzo is a type of rice-looking pasta.
Tomatoes, kale, and fresh herbs fill this baked orzo dish before it is garnished with lemon zest and soft, creamy feta cheese.
Cooking it in a casserole is a traditional way to enjoy it.
It’s a great option for lunch or dinner!
Traditional Greek starters include Tzatziki.
With its yogurt-cucumber and fresh herb blend, this sauce goes well with grilled meats and roasted vegetables and is the signature sauce for Gyros.
Traditionally, this creamy and light dip is made with sheep or goat yogurt, but plain Greek yogurt works just as well
This Greek Walnut Cake is an outstanding choice for a sweet treat.
What makes this Greek walnut cake even more remarkable is the absence of any flour at all in the recipe!
Thanks to the syrup drizzle and chopped walnuts, this cake has just the right flavor and moist texture.
Cool off with Greek Cherry Cordial, a tasty and refreshing drink made with real fruit juice.
It’s made by simmering sour cherry juice and sugar until they turn into a thick, dark purple syrup.
Using sweet cherries, pour some ice water into your glass, and sip away!
27. Chicken Gyros
It’s a complete meal in a pita pocket, with citrusy cucumber tomato salad, herb-marinated chicken, and a tangy and creamy tzatziki sauce.
On nights when you’re pressed for time, whip up a batch of these quick and simple Greek Chicken Gyros!
For those nights when you just can’t get enough of burgers, Greek Turkey Burgers are the answer!
These Greek Turkey Burgers are bursting with flavor and oozing with juicy goodness.
Conveniently, they can be served in two ways: on a bun or, more traditionally, on pita bread like in Greece.
Fasolatha is the ideal wintertime companion to a hot cup of soup and your favorite television show!
Soup cooking brings out the best flavors of the vegetables in this hearty dish!
With this white bean soup, whether you’re in the mood for something hearty or light, you’re covered.
One of Greece’s most popular snacks and breakfasts is Koulouri or Greek sesame bread rings.
Locals often carry a Koulouri to school, work, or while shopping.
The texture and flavor are similar to a pretzel, with a crispy surface and a fluffy interior, all coated with lots of sesame seeds.
Fresh small long-shaped eggplants work best in this Greek recipe.
Béchamel sauce is drizzled on top of baked eggplant halves filled with minced seasoned meat and baked to perfection.
Intensely juicy and utterly mouthwatering!
Make your morning routine a little more interesting with this Greek breakfast staple.
The Roma tomatoes and fresh dills in this Greek-style scrambled egg dish bring out a vibrant flavor that balances the saltiness of the feta cheese.
And because feta has a savory and salty flavor, this scrambled egg recipe doesn’t need much seasoning but still tastes great!
Vasilopita, a traditional Greek New Year’s cake, is a sweet treat.
Oranges and walnuts are a match made in heaven for this dessert, and you’re sure to love the sweet and tangy combination!
Luscious, moist, and a great dessert, this orange cake is ready to satisfy.
Fun fact: Coins are traditionally concealed inside the Vasilopita in Greece, and whoever finds one in their slice is considered to have a year of good fortune!
Dolmadakia is a Greek delicacy that has become associated with the country’s culinary heritage.
There are several more names for Dolmadakia, including “Dolma” and “Dolmades.”
The rice and herbs in these delectable rolls of Dolmadakia give them an exceptional savory and lemony flavor.
Wine, tomato sauce, and aromatic spices are used to make Stifado, a hearty beef stew.
The tasty, juicy meat and the sweet-nutty blend of nutmeg and cumin will delight your taste buds—all in one stew!
We’re going to guess that you’re starving right now!
Melomakarona is a typical Greek holiday dessert.
Cinnamon, clove, and orange zest flavor these chewy cookies that are drenched in a light syrup glaze for an extra gooey texture.
These treats are a wonderful holiday gift for your neighbors and friends!
This Greek Yogurt Smoothie is sure to become a new favorite.
This balanced meal or snack can be put together with just five ingredients.
So versatile and easy to make because you can use any kind of fruit in them.
They’re made even better with Greek yogurt’s extra creaminess.
The bottom line
In Greece, you can get a great meal just about anywhere.
This list comes with the extra bonus of allowing you to make various popular recipes at home.
Creating these Greek dishes will help you understand why Greek cuisine is so famous across the world.
- Chicken Souvlaki
- Kourabiedes (Greek Butter Cookies)
- Greek Baklava
- Greek Coffee
- Greek Fries
- Greek Lemon Potatoes
- Briam (Greek Roasted Tomato)
- Greek Meatballs
- Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)
- Pastitsio (Greek Baked Ziti)
- Greek Frappe
- Greek Salad
- Galaktoboureko (Greek Custard Pie)
- Amygdalota (Greek Almond Cookies)
- Greek Lamb Kleftiko
- Rizogalo (Greek Rice Pudding)
- Greek Baked Orzo
- Greek Walnut Cake
- Vyssinatha (Greek Cherry Cordial)
- Chicken Gyros
- Greek Turkey Burgers
- Fasolatha (White Bean Soup Recipe)
- Koulouri (Greek Sesame Bagels)
- Papoutsakia (Greek Stuffed Eggplant)
- Greek Scrambled Eggs
- Vasilopita (Greek New Year's Cake)
- Stifado (Greek Beef Stew)
- Melomakarona (Greek Honey Cookies)
- Greek Yogurt Smoothie
- It’s time to make Mediterranean magic with these Greek recipes.
- Choose one or all and cook up a storm!
- Opa! You’ve created an amazing meal!