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Types of Greek Food

Gemista​
Gemista​

Gemista stuffed vegetables is one of the most colourful and tastiest plates. You can make it all year round, but it is best during the summer, when it is the right season for the vegetables used in the recipe.

Gigandes ​Plaki​
Gigandes ​Plaki​

To prepare the traditional Gigantes plaki recipe, try to find original gigantes beans at Greek or ethnic markets; if you can’t find them, substitute with large lima beans or elephant beans or butter beans. Enjoy this traditional Greek Gigantes plaki dish as a hearty vegetarian meal or as a delicious appetizer on top of some crusted bread.

Giouvetsi​
Giouvetsi​

A traditional Greek Giouvetsi (youvetsi) recipe made with orzo pasta and a delicious tomato sauce. This is the perfect dish for your Sunday family dinner! Discover how to make it to perfection with this traditional Greek recipe.

Grape Leaves​
Grape Leaves​

This favorite stuffed grape leaf has dill, mint, ground beef, and rice. There are many variations of recipes for dolmathakia me kima (small dolmades). This favorite stuffed grape leaf has dill, mint, ground beef, and rice.

Greek Salad​
Greek Salad​

I make this salad for a large group, like a church meal...I 3X or 4X the size, depending on how large the church meal group is...its upsizes nicely...Wash the lettuce...the head of the CDC said prebagged, pre washed lettuce is the #1 thing he would NOT buy and use as is from the grocery store...the more a produce is handled (triple washing) the more contaminated it can get...so I wash the lettuce in a large tub of salted water, then spin and bag into large gallon zip bags.

Gyro​
Gyro​

A gyro or gyros (Greek pronunciation: ) (Greek: γύρος, gyros, literally 'turn') is a Greek dish made of meat, traditionally pork, chicken, or lamb, and outside Greece with beef and veal, cooked on a vertical rotisserie, and usually served wrapped in a flatbread such as pita, with tomato, onion, tzatziki sauce, and sometimes french fries.

Kokoretsi​
Kokoretsi​

Prepare the fire and roast on all sides until guts are brown and crispy. Check that kokoretsi is ready and remove from fire. Cut the kokoretsi in cylinders of 5 cm wide in order to remove it from the souvla in pieces. Put in platter, oil the kokoretsi pieces, season with extra salt, pepper and oregano and serve.

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Moussaka​
Moussaka​

Here is a great recipe for moussaka, a Greek dish. It includes sliced eggplant baked in a ground beef sauce and then smothered in a thin white sauce. Read more details and learn how to make it in just few steps! Allrecipes is the No.1 place for recipes, cooking tips, and how-to food videos--all rated and reviewed by home cooks.

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Saganaki​
Saganaki​

If you cannot get the Greek cheese you may in a pinch use Italian Provolone - I had to use this because I didn't plan far enough ahead to get the good Greek Cheese. Evelyn/Athens posted a link to this recipe (off Zaar) and when I searced Recipezaar I could not find one like this.

Souvlaki​
Souvlaki​

Souvlaki (Greek: σουβλάκι), plural souvlakia, is a popular Greek fast food consisting of small pieces of meat and sometimes vegetables grilled on a skewer. It is eaten straight off the stick and is usually seasoned well.

Spanakopita​
Spanakopita​

The secret to my spanakopita is 3 kinds of onion ... Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie) 14 recipe photos. ... Watch Famous Food Truck

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Taramasalata​
Taramasalata​

Fresh taramasalata is really easy to make at home, as the tarama and bread mixture is emulsified with olive oil, giving it a natural thickness, smoothness and exquisite taste. Depending on the type of roe used in each taramasalata recipe, its colour can vary from light beige to pale pink.

Tzatziki​
Tzatziki​

“This is the cool and creamy sauce that usually is served as a condiment on Greek Gyro sandwiches. The recipe calls for the thicker, Greek Yogurt, also called, "Greek Cheese".