Ethnic Cuisine: Greek

Easy Greek Tomato and Cucumber Salad
Relying on fresh, flavorful ingredients and simple techniques, Greek cuisine is earthy, comforting and infused with ancient customs and culture.

Stocking the Greek Kitchen

In the Pantry:
> Capers
> Honey
> Lentils
> Olive Oil
> Olives: Kalamata
> Pita Bread
In the Fridge:
> Chicken
> Feta Cheese
> Lamb
> Phyllo Dough
> Spinach
> Yogurt
Fresh Produce:
> Cucumbers
> Eggplant
> Garlic
> Lemons
> Onions
> Tomatoes

Greek Recipes

Greek-Style Couscous Salad
Greek-Style Lemon Roast Chicken
Gyro Burgers

Classic Greek Dishes

  • Spanakopita: savory pie with a phyllo crust and filling of spinach, onions, eggs and feta cheese. Try this Make-Ahead Spinach Phyllo Roll-Ups recipe.
  • Tzatziki: creamy yogurt and cucumber dip flavored with garlic and dill or mint. Try this PHILADELPHIA® Cucumber and Herb Dip recipe.
  • Horiatiki Salata: classic salad of tomatoes, cucumber, olives, red onion, feta cheese and olive oil. Try this Easy Greek Tomato and Cucumber Salad recipe.
  • Kotopoulo Psito Lemonata: classic roasted chicken with lemon, garlic and herbs. Try this Greek-Style Lemon Roast Chicken recipe.
  • Gyro: spit-roasted lamb slices served in pita bread with grilled onions, sweet peppers and tzatziki. Try this Chicken Gyros recipe.
  • Psari Plaki: classic dish of fish baked with tomatoes, onion, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and seasonings. Try this Mediterranean Baked Fish recipe.
  • Baklava: popular dessert of buttered phyllo layered with chopped nuts and sweetened with a spiced honey-lemon syrup. Try this Sweet Cheese Baklava recipe.
  • Kourabiedes: buttery shortbread cookies coated with confectioners' sugar. Try this Pecan Shortbread Cookies recipe.