As the festivities of Tsiknopempti fade away and the Greek Orthodox Great Lent begins, Clean Monday marks a significant shift to a period of fasting and reflection. But fear not, for the Lent season brings forth a delightful array of traditional Greek dishes that are as savory and satisfying as their meaty counterparts.

At The Greek Deli, we celebrate the Lent season with an array of delectable dishes that embody the essence of Greek culinary tradition. Here are seven must-try delicacies:

1) Lagana Bread

Experience the tradition of Clean Monday with lagana bread, a crisp and flavorful unleavened bread. This ancient delicacy is baked with sesame seeds, delivering a taste that has delighted Greek households for generations.

2) Taramosalata

A classic Lenten spread made from preserved fish roe, offers a luxurious indulgence with its creamy texture and rich flavor. Whether spread on warm bread or paired with crisp vegetables, this traditional dish elevates any meal with its distinct taste and cultural significance.

3) Pickled Vegetables and Salads

Savor the tangy goodness of pickled vegetables and salads, a staple on the Lenten table. Each crunchy bite bursts with vibrant flavors, offering a refreshing contrast to the richness of other Lenten dishes. Whether it’s the crispness of pickled cucumbers, the zing of pickled peppers, or the robustness of a mixed green salad, these dishes provide a palate-cleansing sensation that invigorates the senses.

4) Greek Olives

No Greek meal is complete without olives, and our collection at The Greek Deli is sure to impress. From throumpes to black and green olives, each variety offers a unique taste experience that perfectly complements your Lenten feast.

5) Fresh Seafood

Indulge in the delicate sweetness of seared scallops, the robust taste of grilled octopus, or the simplicity of a classic shrimp scampi. With each dish, you’ll embark on a culinary journey that celebrates both the season of Lent and the vibrant coastal cuisine of the Mediterranean

6) Pulses and Legumes

From hearty lentil soups to flavorful chickpea stews, pulses offer a wealth of culinary possibilities that are both satisfying and nourishing. Rich in protein, fiber, and essential nutrients, these humble legumes provide sustenance and energy throughout the Lenten season.

7) Halva Desserts

Indulge your sweet tooth with our selection of halva desserts, made with sesame seed pulp and a touch of Greek flair. Whether you prefer the classic vanilla flavor or crave the richness of cocoa and nuts, our halva offerings are sure to delight your senses.

At The Greek Deli, we’re proud to offer an authentic taste of Greece, even during the Lenten season. Whether you’re observing the fast or simply craving the bold flavors of Greek cuisine, our selection of Lenten delicacies is sure to delight. Order online and experience the essence of Greek tradition delivered straight to your door.

The Greek Delicatessen Online Shop

Visit our dedicated e-shop for delicious Greek food items available both for cooking as well as immediate consumption. The Greek Deli stocks artisanal products, including Greek juices, tsoureki, egg dyes, olive oils, wines, cheeses,  and mezedes. In addition, ready meals (such as pastitsio and gemista), sweets (such as baklava and kourabiedes), and Greek coffee (Loumidis) can be found in our online shop. We even stock beloved Greek chocolates and cookies. Furthermore, brands such as Lacta, Ion, Sokofreta, and Gemista cookies, as well as an impressive selection of Greek wines. You can purchase and customise our unique Greek gift boxes, with your favourite products or pre-made. One box includes extra virgin olive oil, two bottles of wine and two jars of olive paste. Along with roasted peppers, honey, chilies, and balsamic vinegar. Perfect for sending the best of Greek tastes to a distant beloved!).

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