How To Cook Greek Food In 10 YouTube Videos

Tzatziki  | © Nikodem Nijaki/WikiCommons
Tzatziki | © Nikodem Nijaki/WikiCommons
Photo of Ethel Dilouambaka
14 December 2016

Are you looking for some inspiration on what to cook for dinner tonight? Or do you want to transport yourself back to your summer vacations in Greece? Whatever situation you find yourself in, here is a list of ten Greek recipes you should try at home. And while they may look complicated, they are worth every effort.

How To Make Tzatziki

This video shows you how to make tzatziki sauce, THE Greek sauce. Made with Greek yogurt and cucumber, this healthy dressing goes perfectly with gyros and souvlaki and also works as a dip with pita bread. Easy, light, and tasty.

How To Make Spanakorizo (Spinach & Rice Pilaf)

You may be surprised to find out that Greek cuisine is full of vegetarian options. Indeed, many traditional side dishes feature a lot of vegetables, including spanakorizo, a rice pilaf dish with spinach. It’s an excellent choice to get your fill of veggies.

How To Make Oven-Baked Greek Lemon Chicken & Potatoes

Oven-baked lemon chicken and potatoes is a delicious meal that you can prepare with minimal effort. Pair it with a salad, and your dinner is ready. Learn how to make it with the easy-to-follow recipe above.

How To Make Gemista (Stuffed Vegetables)

Gemista, stuffed vegetables, is a flavorful traditional dish in Greece. Veggies are filled with a mixture of rice and herbs and may include meat, and then they are baked until tender. Perfect year-round, gemista is a great idea for a filling dinner or lunch.

How To Make Greek Salad

The epitome of Greek summer, here is a video to guide you through making the easiest salad ever. Sun-grown tomatoes, feta cheese, olives, bell peppers, and red onions are all you need to recreate this dish at home. Drizzle it all with extra virgin olive oil, season to taste, and there you have it. It will become a favorite in no time.

How To Make Spanakopita (Spinach Pies)

Spanakopita, spinach pie, is a savory pie you can eat for breakfast or as a snack. Add a veggie side dish (why not try the Greek salad?), and you will have a delicious light Greek dinner.

How To Make Melomakarona

At Christmastime, you won’t find a home without a plate of melomakarona on the kitchen counter or the dinner table. These sweet cookies are simply divine. You owe it to yourself to try this recipe at home.

How To Make Avgolemono Soup (Egg and Lemon)

The avgolemono sauce is a common mixture used in Greek cooking. Add to this some hot chicken broth, and you get an all-time classic dish that will warm you up on cool winter nights.

How To Make Pastitsio

Have a go at the pastitsio, the Greek version of lasagna. This savory baked pasta dish with ground beef and a tasty béchamel sauce is a year-round favorite, although you should try to add a side dish to have a well-rounded meal.

How To Make Baklava

Whether baklava is Greek, Turkish, or Persian, there is no doubt that this syrupy and nutty dessert is delicious. And while the recipe involves many steps, it is less complicated than it looks.

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