• Easter bread
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    Easter bread

    Serves/Yields: 1 bread

    Difficulty: High

    Season: All seasons

    Greek: Tsoureki

    It might be called easter bread but tsoureki is baked all year round.

  • Easter Midnight Soup
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    Easter Midnight Soup

    Serves/Yields: 6 persons

    Season: Spring

    Greek: Magiritsa

    Magiritsa is the soup that Greeks break their 40 days fasting with after the midnight liturgy on Easter Saturday.

  • Red easter eggs
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    Red easter eggs

    Serves/Yields: As many as you boil

    Time: 1 hour

    Difficulty: Medium

    Season: Spring

    Greek: Kokkina paschalina avga

    One of the nicest Greek customs is the use of red eggs for the Easter celebration. It is unthinkable to set an Easter table without them, for they add to the celebration and happy atmosphere. (From www.recipesource.com)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Stuffed eggplants from Lesvos island
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    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!

  • Hunkar begendi
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    Hunkar begendi

    Serves/Yields: 4 - 6 persons

    Time: 1,5 hour

    Difficulty: High

    Season: All seasons

    Greek: Kokkinisto kreas me poure melitzanas

    Hunkar begendi is a Turkish dish and means literally “Sultan’s Delight. It is well known in Greece and cooked by the Greeks in Constantinopolis.

  • Black eyed beans
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    Black eyed beans

    Serves/Yields: 4 persons

    Season: Spring/Summer/Autumn/Winter

    Greek: Fasolia mavromatika

  • Sweet Almond triangles
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    Sweet Almond triangles

    Serves/Yields: 35 - 37 pieces

    Season: Winter

    Greek: Trigona amigdalota

    Nice sweet for the Christmas table!

  • 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.

Easter bread

Easter bread

Serves/Yields: 1 bread

Difficulty: High

Season: All seasons

Greek: Tsoureki

Easter Midnight Soup

Easter Midnight Soup

Serves/Yields: 6 persons

Season: Spring

Greek: Magiritsa

Red easter eggs

Red easter eggs

Serves/Yields: As many as you boil

Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Medium

Season: Spring

Greek: Kokkina paschalina avga

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

Melomakarona

Melomakarona

Serves/Yields: approx. 80 pieces

Difficulty: High

Season: Winter

Greek: Melonakarona tis Sias

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

Hunkar begendi

Hunkar begendi

Serves/Yields: 4 - 6 persons

Time: 1,5 hour

Difficulty: High

Season: All seasons

Greek: Kokkinisto kreas me poure melitzanas

Black eyed beans

Black eyed beans

Serves/Yields: 4 persons

Season: Spring/Summer/Autumn/Winter

Greek: Fasolia mavromatika

Sweet Almond triangles

Sweet Almond triangles

Serves/Yields: 35 - 37 pieces

Season: Winter

Greek: Trigona amigdalota

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

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Stuffed Turkey

Serves/Yields: 6 - 8 persons

Difficulty: High

Season: Winter

Greek: Galopoula Yemisti

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Difficulty: Easy

Season: Spring

Greek: Koulourakia me tyri

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Easter Lamb on the Spit

Easter Lamb on the Spit

Serves/Yields: 6 - 8 persons

Difficulty: High

Season: Easter

Greek: Arni Pashalino tis Souvlas

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Greek Easter Cookies from Smyrna

Greek Easter Cookies from Smyrna

Serves/Yields: 5 dozen

Difficulty: Medium

Season: Spring

Greek: Pashalina koulourakia apo ti Smyrni

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Greek Yogurt

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Difficulty: Easy

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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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