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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.
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Irresistibly Easy Greek Recipes
A classic Greek appetizer, the individual rice packed parcels wrapped in vine leaves make great finger food, plus there's something distinctly moreish about them!
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.
Lamb meatballs combined with classic Mediterranean ingredients of tomato and olives. You can't go wrong with this tasty crowd pleaser.
A Greek style shrimp gratin this can all be put in the oven and enjoyed piping hot in an earthenware dish at the table.
No explanation needed, nothing captures Greek flavours like the freshest of Greek salads with prime quality ingredients.
Try this authentic feta cheese recipe with ripe tomatoes and olive oil set on crusty bread.
Greeks love their sweets, and they don't come much better than this - the classic baklava, layering honey, filo and ground nuts.
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.
Or, keep things simple and delicious in this simple dessert featuring three of fine ingredients, Greek yoghurt drizzled with honey and a scattering of pistachios.