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28 Greek recipes

Published: July 18, 2022 at 3:15 pm
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Create your own Greek-inspired feast at home with some of our favourite recipes, from stuffed pittas to moussaka and spanakopita

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Create a Mediterranean mezze spread with spanakopita, Greek salad and herby garlic prawns. Dig into hearty Greek dishes for the whole family, including moussaka and lamb stew.

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Easy Greek recipes

Shrimps à la spetsiota

This recipe for shrimps à la spetsiota comes from Estiatoria Milos, a Greek seafood restaurant with branches in Athens, New York, Miami and London. This is a classic, simple dish with the shrimp braised in tomato sauce, feta and oregano. It's super quick to make but is packed full of delicious flavours.

Shrimps à la spetsiota

Spanakopita

Check out this traditional Greek-style spanakopita recipe. The easy spinach filo pastry pie is super crispy and packed with creamy feta.

Spanakopita Recipe

Classic moussaka

Moussaka is a traditional Greek dish and a family favourite with cinnamon-spiced lamb, meaty aubergine and a deliciously creamy, nutmeg-spiked sauce. Cook and eat it now, or freeze it for a quick and easy meal to have on-hand.

Easy Moussaka Recipe

Portokalopita (Greek orange cake)

This recipe for portokalopita, a Greek orange and filo cake, is made extra custardy with more eggs than the traditional recipe. This treat comes from Crouch End restaurant, Kalimera.

A light blue speckled plate topped with a slice of orange cake, with a quenelle of yogurt on the side

Avocado tzatziki

Great as a snack with warm pitta, check out this avocado twist on traditional Greek tzatziki, brought to you by Crouch End restaurant, Kalimera.

A blue bowl filled with a yogurt and cucumber dip

Greek salad

Master this absolute classic and you'll never be short of a delicious lunch. The key to an authentic Greek flavour is plenty of oregano and red wine vinegar.

Greek salad

Slow-cooked lamb gyros

Gyros are classic Greek fast food. In our version, we swap the traditional spit-roasted meat for slow-cooked, pull-apart shredded lamb, and add a moreish garlicky sauce.

Slow-cooked lamb gyros

Oven-baked potatoes with capers and anchovies

This simple and delicious dish inspired by the cuisine of Crete is perfect just with a leafy salad but also makes a great accompaniment to lamb or fish. If you fancy making it even richer, you can add a dash of double cream.

Oven-baked potatoes with capers and anchovies

Greek lamb-stuffed courgettes

Make the most of courgettes by topping with spiced lamb mince, pine nuts and feta in this comforting Mediterranean dish.

Greek Lamb Stuffed Courgettes

Lamb kleftiko

Kleftiko is a Greek dish of lamb and potatoes slow cooked with white wine, lemon and oregano. Serve with bread for mopping up juices, and a green salad dressed with red wine vinegar and olive oil.

Slow Cooked Lamb Shank Recipe For Lamb Kleftiko

Vegetarian moussaka

Put aubergines to work in this veggie version of a Greek classic – an ideal comforting recipe to feed the family midweek.

Vegetarian Aubergine Moussaka Recipe

Spanakopita spring rolls

Turn the classic Greek savoury pie into a fun, vegetarian canapé, lightly spiced with nutmeg and lifted with yogurt dip.


Spiced lamb cutlets with smoked aubergine

These spiced lamb cutlets with smoked aubergine take a little while but they are really easy to make and so worth it.

Spicy Lamb Cutlets Recipe with Smoked Aubergine

Aubergine and lamb pasticcio

This Greek-inspired aubergine and lamb pasticcio is easy to make but is packed full of fantastic flavours. It serves six so is perfect for feeding a crowd, or you can freeze the leftovers for another time.

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Broad bean Greek salad with marinated feta

Broad beans are in season from June until September, and this fresh green Greek salad with marinated feta is a great way to make use of them while you can. Serve as a side salad, or with toasted pitta or flatbread for a light lunch or dinner.

Greek Salad Recipe

Loukoumades (Greek doughnuts)

One of the pleasures of a Greek holiday comes in those moments after dark (and after dinner) when everyone moves to the tables in a local square to drink coffee and eat plates of tiny cinnamon-scented donuts. Whether your preference is for the sugar-dusted variety or those soaked in honey, try making them at home for a crowd-pleasing dessert with a difference.

Loukoumades Recipe (Greek Donuts)

Greek lamb pittas

If you're looking for a quick, easy, Mediterranean-inspired dinner, these Greek-style lamb pittas are ideal. Ready in under 30 minutes with a garlic yogurt sauce, they're perfect midweek.

Greek lamb pittas

Greek chicken flatbreads with tzatziki

Chargrilled chicken skewers and tzatziki wrapped in a warm flatbread is a top lunch or dinner, ready in 20 minutes. Keep it healthy with salad on the side.

Greek Chicken Flatbreads with Tzatziki Recipe

Lamb steaks with feta, tomato and rosemary

Feta adds a tangy flavour that really works with the sweet lamb and juicy tomatoes in this Greek-style dish. Ready in 30 minutes, it makes a perfect, simple supper.

Lamb steaks with feta, tomato and rosemary

Very dirty martini

This twist on a dirty martini incorporates flavours of Kalamata olives with roasted Florina pepper and thyme. This recipe comes from Crouch End restaurant, Kalimera.

A woman adding a thyme garnish to an orange cocktail

Greek chicken skewers

Try our healthy chicken skewers, flavoured with oregano and lemon. Serve them as part of your own mini Mediterranean spread with hummus, warm pittas and a fresh salad.

Greek Chicken Skewers on a Board with Hummus and Flatbreads

Greek-style baked rice

This easy one-pot dish is packed full of Mediterranean flavours. If making to store in the fridge, bake up until the point you add the feta, then add the cheese and pine nuts when you plan on eating.

A casserole dish filled with tomato rice, red peppers and topped with pine nuts and feta

Gigantes plaki (Greek baked beans)

Ready in under an hour, this Greek one-pot is packed with plenty of fresh flavours as well as protein and fibre, making it a healthy vegetarian meal idea with less than 300 calories.

Gigantes Plaki Recipe

Halloumi and Greek salad wraps

Salty halloumi makes a satisfying vegetarian wrap filling. Serve with a fresh and bright salad for a quick, nutritious midweek meal.

Halloumi Wraps With Greek Salad

Greek pastitsio

Having a taxing week at work or just in the mood for a bit of indulgence? Load up on some vital energy-supplying carbs with our rich and luxurious recipe for Greek pastitsio.

Pastitsio in a serving bowl, with spoon

Greek lamb meatball, feta and tomato bake

Add Greek flavours of feta, oregano and pine nuts to this meaty tray bake and serve straight from the oven to allow everyone to dig in.

Greek lamb meatball, feta and tomato bake

Greek meatloaf with baked feta

Packed full of Mediterranean flavours, crunchy pita and salty feta, our recipe for Greek meatloaf swaps out your usual mince meat for chunks of herby sausage.

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Greek meatloaf with baked feta

Greek chicken burger

This Greek chicken burger is a quick and easy meal for one for under 500 calories – perfect for a speedy midweek supper.

Greek Chicken Burger Recipe

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