Greek Recipes

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Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes

Rating: 4.76 stars 1037
Chef John's Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes are roasted until the the chicken skin is caramelized and crisp and potatoes are browned for an easy Greek-inspired dinner.

Briam (Greek Baked Zucchini and Potatoes)

Rating: 4.59 stars 330
Briam is a traditional Greek roasted vegetable dish with potatoes, zucchini, tomatoes, and red onions with lots of olive oil. It is a typical example of Greek cuisine where a few simple ingredients are turned into an utterly delicious dish with little effort. It can be served as a main course. With olive oil as the only source of fat it is a quintessential example of the Mediterranean diet, and it is vegan to boot. If preferred, serve with a hearty chunk of feta on the side.

Pork Souvlaki

Rating: 4.47 stars 5
Seasoned bits of pork or lamb are allowed to season in a Mediterranean marinade for as long as you can stand it! Wonderful with rice and a cucumber and tomato salad. Serve with lemon slices and chopped parsley.

Avgolemono Soup

Rating: 4.77 stars 60
Avgolemono is one of those soups that I've made many times, but rarely from scratch. It's usually a 'there's nothing in the house' type of thing and made with a carton of broth. Even in its quick-and-easy form it's a delicious and comforting meal, but when you use a fresh whole chicken, it becomes epic. Garnish with parsley and lemon zest.

Greek Horiatiki Salad

Rating: 5 stars 7
This is the classic Greek salad and the one and only recipe you'll ever need.

Oven-Roasted Greek Potatoes

Rating: 4.18 stars 68
A delicious blend of potatoes, garlic, lemon, and herbs marinated overnight in olive oil and white wine. This is a nice way to dress up the potatoes and is always a hit at my dinner parties.
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Greek Baklava

Rating: 4.83 stars 2299
Baklava uses phyllo dough stacked with honey and nuts to make a sweet Mediterranean dessert that everyone will love.

Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)

Rating: 4.52 stars 838
This is an authentic, really rich pie stuffed with spinach, onions, cheeses and herbs that are all enfolded by crispy, flaky phyllo dough.

Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

Rating: 4.49 stars 574
This soup is perfect as an introduction to a full Greek meal, or a hearty bowlful for a meal in itself. Serve with fresh pita triangles, and you'll be sure to please your guests!!

Greek Avgolemono Chicken Soup

Rating: 4.63 stars 135
This is the traditional recipe made in Greek kitchens. The basic Avgolemono (broth and lemon) can be varied for other similar Greek recipes. Serve with bread. Bread bits can be dipped into the soup. The soup will last in the fridge for a number of days or can be frozen. To reheat, place in microwave or heat on the stove.

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Rating: 4.76 stars 441
Inspired by Panera Bread's version, this soup delivers on flavor. Tender chicken in a lemony broth with orzo pasta, carrots, onions, celery, and baby spinach. This has quickly become one of my family's very favorite soup recipes.

Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Rating: 4.8 stars 8
This light and refreshing cold pasta salad is loaded with the flavors of the Mediterranean, and pairs well with grilled proteins, such as fish, pork, chicken or steak. If you make this in advance, reserve a bit of the dressing to add right before serving, as the pasta has a tendency to soak up the dressing as it sits over time.
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Inspiration and Ideas

9 Delicious Ways to Eat Halloumi
Firm-textured and with a high melting point, halloumi is perfect for grilling. It has a savory, slightly salty flavor, and a wonderful texture that's unlike anything else.
Chef John's Tzatziki Sauce
See how to make what Chef John calls "one of the world's great snacks."
Absolutely Fabulous Greek/House Dressing
Rating: 4.63 stars
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This is the 'secret' Greek dressing recipe from the pizzeria that I work at. The recipe makes almost a gallon but can be scaled down easily. It can be used for picnics and travels very well, since it doesn't need to be refrigerated. This is the best dressing I have ever tasted, people offer to buy it constantly, but if we sold it we wouldn't be able to make enough to use in the restaurant!