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These dishes can be served alongside a main course, as a first course or all on their own. Kali Orexi!

Orzo with Zucchini – Κριθαρακι με Κολοκυθακια

traditional orzo and zucchini

This is one of my favorite take for lunch meals. It’s every bit as delicious the next day and served at room temperature if you don’t have the opportunity to heat it up. You can use yellow squash or zucchini, I like a combination of both, with a fresh squeeze of lemon.

Three delicious flavors of Greece are featured in this recipe: lemon, oregano and garlic. Combine these with the squash, Continue Reading →

Horiatiko Chopped Salad

So beautiful and so delicious, this simple combination of finely chopped fresh raw veggies is the Greek Vegan’s variation  of a village vegetable salad.  The trick to this recipe is to choose the very freshest, most ripe ingredients you can find and let their flavors do all the work for you. Tucked inside a stunning yellow heirloom tomato, this is a perfect first course and one that’s sure to impress. A sharp, quality knife and you’re on your way! Continue Reading →

Skordalia with Roasted Garlic

Skordalia with Roasted Peppers and Olives

How delicious does this look? Skordalia is found in almost every Greek household, made with just a few common ingredients and so good. It’s such a versatile dish you’ll find yourself spreading it on sandwiches, veggies or just tucking into a big bowlful with crusty bread.

Many years ago, because skordalia is traditionally made with raw garlic (recipe for traditional version here), my father had to make some adjustments to this dish before our young and Americanized palates would tolerate it. By simply substituting roasted garlic for raw, he retained much of the healthy goodness and original ingredients but with a much more subtle garlic flavor. Continue Reading →

Rosemary and Garlic Oven Potatoes

I always have a bag of these in the freezer. Alexia Foods makes a rosemary, olive oil and garlic oven potato that will fill your kitchen with the fragrances of Greece in 20 short minutes.

Olive Oil, Rosemary and Garlic Oven Potatoes

Olive Oil, Rosemary and Garlic Oven Potatoes

Pop them in the oven for 20-25 minutes on 450 degrees. I’ve found that taking the time to stand them up, peel side Continue Reading →

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