Wed, July 6th, 2011 - By

Greek Foods


Here’s a quick guide to some popular Greek dishes. Of course everything is going to taste so good if you’re on holiday in Greece eating outside with a lovely view.

Taramosalata

This is a dip made from fish roe (eggs) and olive oil, usually served a a starter.

Taramasalata

Tzatsiki

Tzatsiki is another popular Greek dip/starter made from strained yoghurt, grated cucumber and garlic.

Tzaziki, Potato Farl, Italian Olives.   Love this.

Moussaka

This has to one of the best known Greek dishes; made with minced lamb, aubergines and potatoes topped with rich cheese sauce.

Santorini Island, Greece - Moussaka

Gemista

These are oven-cooked stuffed vegetables, often tomatoes, marrows or peppers.

Gemista, prepared

Greek Salad

This can  be a meal in itself as it usually contains feta cheese. However, restaurant owners are not keen on tourists who only order a salad.  It’s traditionally eaten from one large bowl in the centre of the table with everyone sticking their fork in.

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Dolmades

The stuffing in these vine leaves can either be vegetarian with rice and vegetables, or meaty. They’re best served with egg lemon sauce, sometimes with Greek yoghurt.

Dolmades

Spanakopita

These flaky pastry spinach and feta cheese pies make a delicious snack.

Spanakopita - Nikos Quality Cakes

Souvlaki

Souvlaki consists of meat cooked on a skewer. This is served in restaurants on the skewer, or as takeaway with the meat with some vegetables or salad inside pitta bread.

Greek girls at the Souvlaki stall

Baklava

A real treat for those with a sweet tooth, this pasty dessert is full of chopped nuts and fruit, smothered in honey.

baklava

In many restaurants in Greece you’ll be brought an extra, free, sweet treat, such as fresh fruit or some cake, when you ask for the bill.

Image credits: Wolfgang Staudt, Kat Sommers, Phil Campbell, Benjamin Vander Steen, Agni, blueyeda73, Angus Fraser, Alpha, Alpha, Joelk75

Karen Bryan

Karen Bryan is the founding editor of the UK based, multi author Europe a la Carte Blog which features Europe travel tips about the best places to visit in Europe.

Posted : Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 at 11:00
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