Greeks are renowned for their love of food and sharing the experience with friends and family. Greece is full of fresh ingredients used in many of the Mediterranean dishes, from olive oil, seafood and vegetables. This cuisine is known to be one of the healthiest and it is easy to see why! It has even been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and certain types of cancer. Visiting Greece is one of the best ways to sample the many traditional dishes available. If travelling is not possible to get a taste of the best Greek food, there are many recipes which you can find here in our blogs with easy to follow instructions on how to make these delicious meals at home.
When it comes to the Greek cuisine, there is a huge emphasis on fish, fresh produce, dairy, plenty of olive oil and wine. Hence being named by some as the best food in the world. In this blog, we have listed 5 of the best Greek foods that are definitely worth trying.
Spanakopita is a savory dish made with phyllo dough, feta cheese and spinach. As a flavorful but also healthy option, this is popular with both the locals and tourists alike. The combination of the feta and spinach make for a creamy taste whilst the crispy texture of the phyllo dough make a lovely contrast. Spanakopita can be perfectly enjoyed as a main course or a light snack.
You’ve most probably heard of this well known traditional Greek dish! Souvlaki is a popular street food you must absolutely try. It is made by grilling small piece of meat which can ether be chicken, pork or lamb, whilst on a skewer. Traditionally this is served with pita bread, tomatoes, onions and tzatziki sauce. You can find easily all over Greece souvlaki stands making it a convenient but also affordable meal option.
Moussaka is one of the most popular dishes when it comes to Greek cuisine. This hearty dish is made by layering potatoes, eggplant, minced meat and topped with bechamel sauce. The combination of flavours and textures is what makes moussaka a truly indulgent dish. If you’re looking for a hearty meal to enjoy or a dish that will impress friends and family, you can be sure to add moussaka to your favourites list.
Another favourite traditional dish is dolmades, a staple in many Greek households. These are stuffed grape leaves, with a filling of typically rice, herbs and in some recipes minced meat. You will find dolmades served as part of a meze or appetizer and they can be eaten hot or cold.
For the perfect accompaniment to many Greek dishes, tzatziki is the creamy dip of choice. A mixture of yoghurt, cucumber, garlic and dill are blended together to make this refreshing creamy dip. It’s a much healthier choice that other dips as it is low in calories whilst relatively high in protein. Enjoy it with some pita bread, souvlaki or gyro for a tangy kick.
If you have a favorite Greek dish that did not make our list, let us know in the comments below!
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