• Greek Yogurt
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    Sauteed Pear with Greek Yogurt

    Difficulty: Easy

    Greek: Yiaourti me ahladi glyko

  • Black eyed beans
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    Black eyed beans

    Serves/Yields: 4 persons

    Season: Spring/Summer/Autumn/Winter

    Greek: Fasolia mavromatika

  • Vasilopita with mahlep
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    Traditional Vasilopita with mahlep and mastic

    Serves/Yields: 2 rounded baking pans of 25 - 30 cm diameter

    Time: 3 hours

    Difficulty: Medium

    Season: Winter

    Greek: Vasilopita

    This recipe is provided by a friend of Greek-Recipe.com, Nikos Lymberopoulos. He enjoys cooking as much as we do and every year he follows this recipe to prepare the traditional New Year’s Eve cake (aka Vasilopita). This one has the scent of Tsoureki (Easter bread) because it has Mahlep.

  • New year's eve cake
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    New Year’s Eve cake (2)

    Time: 1,5 hour

    Difficulty: Medium

    Greek: Vassilopita

    Recipe is from aunt Julie’s recipe book

  • Melomakarona
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    Melomakarona

    Serves/Yields: approx. 80 pieces

    Difficulty: High

    Season: Winter

    Greek: Melonakarona tis Sias

    Author’s note: These cakes are traditionally served at Christmas. Unlike other recipes for melomakarona, these are soft and not dipped into syrup. Syrup is poured over them.

  • Kourabiedes
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    Kourabiedes Greek Christmas Butter Cookies

    Difficulty: Medium

    Season: Winter

    Greek: Kourabiedes

    (Source:http://jaynes-greek-recipes.4t.com). Kourabiedes and melomakarona are the most popular Greek Sweets cooked on Christmas.

  • Eggplants with potato puree
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    Eggplants papoutsakia stuffed with vegetable puree

    Serves/Yields: 4 persons

    Time: 1,5 - 2 hours

    Difficulty: Medium

    Season: Summer/Autumn

    Greek: Melitzanes paputsakia me poure laxanikwn

    If you are following an alkaline diet based on vegetables, pulses and fruits you can try mixing eggplants with vegetable mash. This recipe does not have any sugar, meat, egg, flour.

  • Goat fricassee
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    Goat fricassee

    Serves/Yields: 4 - 6 persons

    Difficulty: Medium

    Season: Autumn, Winter

    Greek: Katsikaki me maroulia kai horta avgolemono

    Goat is low fat meet. Alternatively you can use lamb or pork

  • Ergolavi
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    Ergolavi

    Serves/Yields: 25 - 30 cookies

    Time: 1 hour

    Difficulty: Easy

    Season: All seasons

    Greek: Ergolavi

    A kind of almond cookies. Easy and quick to prepare.

  • Beans piaz
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    Piaz white bean salad

    Serves/Yields: 4 - 6 persons

    Difficulty: Easy

    Season: All seasons

    Greek: Fasolia Piaz

  • Stuffed vegetables
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    Stuffed vegetables with whole grain rice, raisins and orange zest

    Serves/Yields: 4 - 6 persons

    Time: 2 - 2,5 hours

    Difficulty: High

    Season: Summer/Autumn

    Greek: Yemista me anapoflioto rizi, stafides kai xysma portokaliou

  • Kalitsounia
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    Cretan Kalitsounia

    Difficulty: High

    Greek: Kaltsounia Me Kanella

    There are various versions of Kaltsounia. Cretan Kaltsounia are also shaped in stars like in the picture. Our effort to shape them like stars was unfortunate as you may notice. the difference from the proposal in the recipe is that instead of making a half moon you roll the circled dough up, down and left , right of the filling and then squize the dough in order to shape a star.

Greek Yogurt

Sauteed Pear with Greek Yogurt

Difficulty: Easy

Greek: Yiaourti me ahladi glyko

Black eyed beans

Black eyed beans

Serves/Yields: 4 persons

Season: Spring/Summer/Autumn/Winter

Greek: Fasolia mavromatika

Vasilopita with mahlep

Traditional Vasilopita with mahlep and mastic

Serves/Yields: 2 rounded baking pans of 25 - 30 cm diameter

Time: 3 hours

Difficulty: Medium

Season: Winter

Greek: Vasilopita

New year's eve cake

New Year’s Eve cake (2)

Time: 1,5 hour

Difficulty: Medium

Greek: Vassilopita

Melomakarona

Melomakarona

Serves/Yields: approx. 80 pieces

Difficulty: High

Season: Winter

Greek: Melonakarona tis Sias

Kourabiedes

Kourabiedes Greek Christmas Butter Cookies

Difficulty: Medium

Season: Winter

Greek: Kourabiedes

Eggplants with potato puree

Eggplants papoutsakia stuffed with vegetable puree

Serves/Yields: 4 persons

Time: 1,5 - 2 hours

Difficulty: Medium

Season: Summer/Autumn

Greek: Melitzanes paputsakia me poure laxanikwn

Goat fricassee

Goat fricassee

Serves/Yields: 4 - 6 persons

Difficulty: Medium

Season: Autumn, Winter

Greek: Katsikaki me maroulia kai horta avgolemono

Ergolavi

Ergolavi

Serves/Yields: 25 - 30 cookies

Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

Season: All seasons

Greek: Ergolavi

Beans piaz

Piaz white bean salad

Serves/Yields: 4 - 6 persons

Difficulty: Easy

Season: All seasons

Greek: Fasolia Piaz

Stuffed vegetables

Stuffed vegetables with whole grain rice, raisins and orange zest

Serves/Yields: 4 - 6 persons

Time: 2 - 2,5 hours

Difficulty: High

Season: Summer/Autumn

Greek: Yemista me anapoflioto rizi, stafides kai xysma portokaliou

Kalitsounia

Cretan Kalitsounia

Difficulty: High

Greek: Kaltsounia Me Kanella

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Stuffed eggplants from Lesvos island

Stuffed eggplants from Lesvos island

Serves/Yields: 4 - 6 persons

Time: 2 hours

Difficulty: High

Season: Summer/Autumn

Greek: Melitzanes papoutsakia apo ti Lesvo

This is a very tasty dish!

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Salted sardines from Kalloni Lesvos

Salted sardines from Kalloni Lesvos

Season: Spring/Summer/Autumn/Winter

Greek: Pastes sardeles Kallonis

This appetizer is very popular in Lesvos. It goes well with ouzo.

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Charcoaled octopus

Charcoaled octopus

Season: All seasons

Greek: Htapodi sta karvouna

It might look difficult to prepare but if you have tasted it in a Greek island and it was well prepared, then it is worth trying to cook it. It is considered a very famous Greek appetizer which is very often accompanied with Ouzo drink. There are many variations of this appetizer. We suggest you the following recipe. Two tips regarding octopus. Do not add too much salt become it is salty. It does not require any extra water on cooking because it has its own juice.

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Broccoli soup

Christmas Eve Broccoli Soup

Serves/Yields: 6 persons

Difficulty: Medium

Season: Autumn/Winter

Greek: Soupa broccolo

A tasty soup, a nice solution for your Christmas eve menu. Source: Menu magazine, November 2000

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Melonakarona

Greek Christmas Recipes – Greek Christmas Menu

Christmas is the most important feast of Christianity after Easter. Throughout the centuries Christmas also has been linked closely to traditional Greek cooking. All sweet shops decorate their windows with mounds of Kourabiedes (Holiday Butter Cookies) and Melomakarona (New […]

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Lemon tree flower spoon sweet

Lemon tree flower spoon sweet

Time: 2,5 hour

Difficulty: High

Season: Spring

Greek: Anthos lemoniou

From Nikos Lymberopoulos, a friend of greek-recipe.com. This sweet is best eaten accompanying your afternoon Greek/Turkish coffee, just after your siesta.

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Ekmek Kataifi

Ekmek Kataifi

Difficulty: High

Season: All seasons

Greek: Ekmek Kataifi

Recipe taken from http://www.faliraki-info.com/susie/greek-recipes/pastries/ekmek.htm

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Bekri Meze (source: www.tampouloukia.gr)

Drunker's appetizer

Difficulty: Medium

Season: Winter/Spring

Greek: Bekri meze

Recipe is from www.sintages.gr

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