There's something hugely comforting about authentic Greek recipes. Whether it's a fondness wrapped up in holiday memories and the heady scent of fragrant olive groves, the sparkling turquoise ocean and idyllic seaside tavernas ... or simply the unique, robust and generous flavours of traditional Greek dishes, there's no doubting this cuisine holds a special place in many food fan's hearts.
Whilst many traditional Greek recipes have evolved regionally and abroad, there are some defining dishes that should make the grade on any Greek night.
Representing a collection of those much loved iconic flavours we have all the easy Greek recipes you need below, from generously stuffed vine leaves and garlicky tzatziki to family favourites like aubergine laden moussaka and irresistible meatballs, you'll soon be transported back to the hum of cicadas and the sea lapping at your toes.
So, re-live those holiday moments with this selection of easy Greek dinner recipes and get a taste of the Mediterranean at home, wherever you are in the world.
No Greek dinner would be complete without tzatziki, a simple dip combining cucumber, garlic and yoghurt. Add alongside a taramosalata (fish roe dip), aubergine dip and fava dip to the equation and you're all set.
The iconic baked Greek dish made of layers of aubergine, mincemeat, potato and tomatoes and spices, topped off with bechamel sauce and sheep's cheese. Nail this recipe and you've got comfort food sorted.
These crunchy exterior and chewy centred sesame and honey sweet bread snacks are traditionally found at street vendors or bakeries. They can be eaten for either sweet or savoury depending on the time of day.
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