Celebrating Mothers Day in Greece

The tradition of celebrating mothers’ day, mothers, and motherhood can be traced back to the Ancient Greeks and Romans. They would hold events in honour of the mother goddesses Cybele and Rhea.

So if you are putting together a Mother’s Day surprise for mom or your wife or for them both, definitely go for a Mediterranean-inspired dinner. Of course, you can up your game by putting together the menu for this special meal at home. And this blog will help you with just that. Continue below to find out how you can surprise the woman in your life this Mother’s day.

Greek Salad
Juicy red tomatoes, crisp cucumber, sharp onion, and of course, Feta and Olive Oil from the Greek Deli.

The one and only famous authentic Greek Salad is also known as Village Salad is called Horiatiki. Referred to by many Greeks as “The Real Salad”, you should definitely give this a go. Full of flavor, nutrients and the goodness of summer produce, Horiatiki will become a family favourite!

What makes a good Greek salad even better is a dressing so full of flavour you could drizzle it all over your entire meal.

Pitta Bread
Nothing compares to the smell of some fragrant, warm, golden freshly baked homemade pita bread! After you make this traditional Greek pitta bread, you will never go for the store version again!

This delicious traditional delight is very simple to recreate from scratch. This pita bread recipe is made with only 4 ingredients and the whole process lasts only 30 minutes. All you really have to do is mix up a simple dough and experience the true taste of homemade pita bread from your own hands in your own kitchen!

Mousaka
This almost lasagne-like comfort food is layered with aubergines, lamb and béchamel, spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon, and one of the best Greek dishes you must try is you have not before. Try it on the first night, you can’t possibly have just one helping.

This hearty and delicious dish is a warming, comforting crowd-pleaser, that seems to taste even better the next day. Treat your mum this mother’s day to this homemade comforting meal. You can choose to make this meal with meat or alternatively with vegetables to create a vegetarian version.

Baklava
There are numerous variations of baklava, many a closely guarded secret passed down within families.

Delight your taste buds with a delicious Greek dessert! Topped with a nut spread and drizzled with honey, there’s no way you can stop at just one piece of pistachio baklava!

This is the dessert to make when you want to impress this Mother’s day. Everybody loves it. It makes loads, looks amazing and tastes even more amazing.

Drinks
To accompany your mother’s day feast – Wine is always great to have for celebrations such as this. Pairing wine, whether red or white, is never hard to do especially with Mediterranean food. So if this Mother’s Day is an all-grown-up affair, go grab your favorite bottle of wine.

However, if you want something that is fun and yet kid-friendly as well, there are other drinks that will complement your Mediterranean menu. Lemonade is a great example and can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Pump-up the health-giving perks of the whole meal and go the all-natural route when making lemonade. The best lemons are easy to come by these days.

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