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Enjoy new flavors with these insanely good Greek recipes. We have a tasty mix of Greek appetizers, mains, sides, and desserts.
Some of these recipes are incredibly easy, taking just 5 minutes and others are more wholesome authentic classics like Giouvetsi (Greek stew) and papoutsakia (stuffed eggplant).
Frequently Asked Questions about Greek Cuisine
Greek cuisine has a lot of history developing from the Ancient Greek and Byzantine times with influences from Middle Eastern, Balkan, and Italian cuisines. Being a coastal Mediterranean country it uses lots of fresh flavors and ingredients like fish, grilled meats, lemon, olives, and herbs.
Greece is a popular cuisine and has many famous dishes. Gyros is a popular fast food which is meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie. There is also Tzatziki, a famous yogurt dip, and papoutsakia which are delicious stuffed eggplants.
Since Greece is a Mediterranean country with a lot of coasts you can find a lot of seafood like octopus, mussels, shrimp and many types of fresh fish. You can also find lots of tomatoes, cheeses, yogurts, olives, herbs, and meats.
36 Insanely Good Greek Recipes
Enjoy these Mediterranean and middle eastern flavors with the delicious mix of what is Greek cuisine.
These Greek Spanakopita Triangles make a great vegetarian appetizer, finger food, savory snack, or even light lunch. The super flaky and crunchy Phyllo Pastry layers are filled with Spinach and Feta then folded into a delicious bite-size triangle.
Avgolemono is a very special recipe. This Greek Lemon Chicken and Rice Soup is a delicious and unique soup. Your first bite brings all of the warmth and comfort of traditional chicken soup, while the bright lemon flavor steals you away and drenches you with Mediterranean sunlight.
Marinated Feta Cheese is an easy make-ahead appetizer. Greek feta is creamy and soaks up all of the rich flavors from the oil and herb marinade. Perfect for a party, or any family dinner.
A traditional classic, this chicken and orzo dish is amazing. Lemons play double duty in this dish, adding a tangy note while also brightening the orzo. Toasted pine nuts also add a nutty texture that is a welcome contrast to the soft orzo and herby chicken.
Have you always wondered how your favorite Greek restaurant makes its mysteriously delicious meats? I’ve unwrapped all the secrets to great gyros and how to pack them full of the flavors you crave!
This Paleo Greek Chicken is a quick, easy, delicious way to really jazz up a basic meal. Chicken breasts are marinated in a simple, real food greek marinade infused with lemon, oregano and garlic. They are then roasted in the oven for minimal hands-on work, but it comes out juicy, tangy and zesty every single time.
Even if you’re not an expert in the kitchen, this is one foolproof dish that the entire family will love! Serve it alongside crisp, roasted potatoes, sliced on top of a salad, or alongside some grilled veggies to complete the meal.
These Greek eggplant roll ups are the complete mealtime package. Tender eggplant is stuffed with zesty, lemony greek chicken, onion and garlic before baking. They’re rolled into the cutest little packages and cooked together in the oven. It’s dinner, start to finish, with 9 ingredients in less than an hour.
Full of vegetables, protein and flavor, these Greek eggplant roll ups will become a weekly go-to! For more healthy recipes, check out our top whole30 meal prep recipes.
This Pork Souvlaki and it’s Amazing Marinade is everything you need for a weeknight dinner or family barbecue. Delicious bright lemon, garlic, and oregano penetrate perfectly grilled pork.
This Greek baked fish, Psari Plaki, is a great addition to your recipe collection. Flaky white fish with light, fresh and vibrant Greek flavors.
This traditional Greek casserole dish is called ‘Giouvetsi’ and has as main ingredients beef, orzo pasta and tomatoes and spices. It’s a healthy, hearty, comfort food that the whole family will enjoy!
Easy Greek Lamb Burger recipe made with ground lamb, fresh herbs, spices, onion, and garlic for tons of FLAVOR! Topped with homemade tzatziki sauce and your favorite burger toppings for a delicious twist on a classic burger recipe. If you love Greek food and burgers, these greek burgers are a must this summer!
Spicy Baked Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta Cheese is an easy weeknight dinner or a great appetizer to share with friends. Best of all, it bakes up in one dish for ultimate ease!
Greek Vegetarian Mains
Make homemade Falafel to serve with all your favorite Mediterranean meals! Not only is it easy to make, but it tastes as authentic as the kind found at your favorite Greek restaurant while also being quite a bit healthier for you.
Looking for an easy, one-pan meal that the whole family will love? Try this baked Greek pasta! It’s filled with green pepper, tomatoes, and onion, with a creamy marinara and feta base. It’s topped with mozzarella for a cheesy meal that comes together quickly. If you love Greek flavors, this recipe will be a new favorite!
This one’s for fans of moussaka! Papoutsakia, which means ‘little shoes’, are cute eggplant halves stuffed with a delicious meat sauce and topped with bechamel sauce. They taste just like moussaka, but they’re heavier on the eggplant, and easier to make!
This delicious lentil salad is full of Greek-inspired ingredients! Fresh veggies, goat cheese, oregano, and mint add tons of flavor.
Spanakorizo (Greek Spinach Rice) is an easy side dish or hearty main. Rice is cooked with fresh spinach, onion, dill, lemon and tomato to create a delicious pilaf that’s a traditional recipe from Greece.
Greek Stuffed Zucchini Boats come together in just 30-minutes. Stuffed with quinoa, feta, chickpeas, peppers and olives and flavored with lemon, garlic and oregano.
This Quick Feta Salad with Paprika pitta chips is an ideal salad for Summer days. In this Salad, Cucumbers, Red Onions, Cherry or Plum Tomatoes, Olives and Peppers are dressed with Olive Oil, Oregano and Vinegar and served with toasted Pitta bread triangles and baked Feta.
Skillet Spanakopita is the easy way to prepare this Greek vegetarian classic. Also known as Greek Spinach and Feta Pie, layers of flaky, buttery phyllo pastry envelopes a savory, seasoned spinach and cheese combination for an impressive dish you’ll be proud to serve.
For more tasty vegetarian recipes have a look at these easy vegetarian meal prep ideas.
Greek Side Dishes
Simple flavors tied together with a delicious dressing! Serve alongside your favorite proteins. Watch out for those leftovers, you’ll find yourself sneaking bites out of the bowl straight from the fridge.
22. Greek Nachos
A blend between mexican nachos and your favorite gyro, this dish uses homemade chips to lighten it and mint to really set it off! Done in 30 minutes and easily customized, this Greek Nacho dish is fun, healthy, and quick.
This spicy tofu Panzanella salad is vegan, low-carb, protein-packed, and gluten-free. Replacing bread with pan-roasted crispy tofu to make it healthier.
This spring Panzanella salad is a healthy twist to traditional Panzanella salad with cucumber, tomatoes, and oil-free lemon dressing.
24. Shirazi Salad
Shirazi salad or salad-e Shirazi is a simple, crunchy, and lettuce-free Iranian salad made with cucumber, tomato & onion. Seasoned with multiple herbs, lemon juice & a dash of olive oil, it goes very well with any dish
These tomato-baked butter beans are a lazy, weeknight-friendly version of Greek gigantes plaki. Loosely based on a recipe recounted to me by a chef on the island of Paros, these hearty vegan beans get their umami from sun-dried tomatoes and smoked paprika. I like to eat them plainly with grilled bread and a green salad; you can also serve them as a part of a bigger Greek feast.
Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside and bursting with flavor. You’ll love how easily these come together, and they go perfectly with just about anything
Kolokithokeftedes or Greek Zucchini Fritters are a quick, easy and healthy weeknight dinner option. These traditional Zucchini and Feta fritters are flavoured with a little dill and are crispy on the outside and tender (but not soggy) on the inside.
This Greek Potato Salad (patatosalata) is a zingy, tasty no-mayo potato salad. Mediterranean flavors including olive oil, lemon and herbs mingle together to create a hearty salad that’s delicious warm or cold.
Easy Greek Sauces and Marinades
29. Tzatziki Sauce
Add a dollop of this flavorful tzatziki sauce to any protein or gyro for an instant level up! This healthy Greek tzatziki sauce recipe can be made in 5 minutes and is perfect for meats, appetizers, and more.
Bring the flavors of Greece home this summer grilling season with this easy and healthy Greek Chicken Marinade. Made with a handful of simple ingredients that are easy to find at any grocery store, this delicious recipe requires no special ordering of specialty products while delivering a genuinely authentic Greek taste.
A Spicy Greek Feta Dip with Roasted Red Peppers. An easy spread that’s great with grilled meats and vegetables or served on warm bread.
A wonderful addition to any salad. Made with simple ingredients, this dressing is tasty and easy to make! This dressing isn’t just a regular salad dressing, it can also be used as a tasty marinade for meat!
Traditional Greek Desserts
Portokalopita is a traditional Greek orange cake that is extraordinarily aromatic and moist. It is soaked in a mildly spiced orange syrup.
34. Greek Halva Cake
This delicious no-bake cake is made with semolina, honey syrup, nuts, and raisins. It’s delicately spiced with cinnamon and cloves.
Kourabiedes are traditional Greek butter cookies with loads of powdered sugar. I grew up eating them and am so excited to share my mother’s/grandmother’s recipe with you. These cookies are delicate, buttery, and go perfectly with a cup of coffee or tea.
Galaktoboureko is a scrumptious dessert. Freshly made custard is baked in between layers of phyllo and then topped with an orange infused syrup. Such a delicious dessert the whole family will love!
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Jack Slobodian is the Content Director at Mealprepify. He’s a Blogger and Professional Chef who has worked in many prestigious restaurants including luxurious 5-star hotels and James Beard award-winning restaurants. When he’s not cooking or writing you can find him travelling, exercising or spending time with family and friends.