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Traditional Greek Easter Lent recipes

Leading up to the Great Easter Sunday is the traditional 40 day lent, during which meat and dairy products are substituted with plentiful amounts of vegetables, fish and seafood. Browse through my handpicked collection of tasty, healthy Easter Lent recipes and discover a new treat for you to enjoy every day of the week!

Briam recipe (Greek mixed Roasted Vegetables)

Delicious Briam recipe (Greek mixed Roasted Vegetables)

Simplicity is perfection! This amazing traditional briam recipe (Greek roast vegetables) is the brightest example of how Greek cuisine takes the simplest ingredients and with literally no effort transforms them into a finger licking dish! Discover all the secrets behind this traditional delight here…

Taramosalata recipe (Greek Fish Roe dip)

Taramasalata recipe (Greek Fish Roe dip or Taramosalata)

A traditional, creamy, smooth and absolutely delicious Greek Taramasalata recipe. While you can buy Taramasalata from your local deli, more often than not it will be of poor quality and has a very bright pink hue due to the addition of food coloring along with lots of unnecessary thickeners. So spare yourself the preservatives and make your own in less than 15 minutes with this super easy recipe!

Greek Dolmades recipe (Dolmathes) - Stuffed Grape/ vine Leaves with rice

Greek Dolmades recipe (Stuffed Vine/ Grape Leaves Dolmathes)

Little bites of heaven! This traditional Greek dolmades recipe (stuffed vine/ grape leaves) is the ultimate Greek vegetarian appetizer! Made from tender vine leaves wrapped into little rolls and stuffed with rice and fresh herbs, they are surprisingly simple to make. While you can get the canned version from supermarkets, there is nothing like having them freshly home-made! Find out all the secrets behind this little delight with detailed step by step recipe including all of the prep photos as well!

Traditional Greek bean soup recipe (Fasolada)

Traditional Greek bean soup recipe (Fasolada)

I can imagine of nothing better than a rustic and homely Greek bean soup (fasolada) for a cold winter’s day. Healthy, simple and extra comforting, fasolada is with no doubt the national Greek dish! This is the authentic recipe for Greek bean soup, a trademark dish that has nourished generations!

Greek-style Pancakes with Honey and Walnuts (Tiganites)

Greek-style Pancakes with Honey and Walnuts (Tiganites)

Nothing says “weekend” like the smell of homemade pancakes! Some Greeks believe the popular breakfast dish ‘tiganites’ was the first documented pancake in the world. I don’t really know if it was the first, but it surely is the easiest! Discover this amazing breakfast recipe here…

Cinnamon Cookies with red Wine

Cinnamon Cookies with red Wine

Our very best recipe for cinnamon cookies; very easy to make and easier to disappear! Amazingly crunchy and scented with the aromas of red wine, cinnamon and grounded clove.. These are of those cookies you can’t just have only one!

Greek Halva recipe (Semolina Pudding with Raisins)

Greek Halva recipe (Semolina Pudding with Raisins)

The traditional recipe for semolina based Greek halva is often referred as “1:2:3:4”, as it calls for one unit oil, two semolina, three sugar and four water. So simple! So if you are looking for a delicious no-dairy, no-butter and egg-free dessert, that’s the one

Greek Lentil Soup recipe (Fakes Soupa)

Greek Lentil Soup recipe (Fakes Soupa)

A traditional, creamy, healthy and delicious Greek lentil soup recipe. Discover how to prepare your lentil soup the traditional Greek way; with some fresh herbs, extra virgin olive oil, a splash of red wine vinegar and top with crumbled feta cheese!

Greek-style Octopus recipe (Xtapodi)

For many years I have been wary of cooking octopus at home, even though I was a huge fan when visiting my local tavern, especially during the annual summer island hopping! That is until one day I just decided to get over my fears and give it a try!

Gemista/ Yemista recipe (Greek Stuffed Tomatoes and peppers with rice)

Gemista recipe (Greek Stuffed Tomatoes and Peppers with rice)

Juicy, healthy and bursting with fresh and vibrant colors and flavors! Gemista (which in Greek means ‘filled with’) is a traditional recipe for Greek stuffed tomatoes and/or other vegetables that are baked in a herby tomato-based sauce, until soft and nicely browned. Feel free to experiment with the stuffing, with different types of herbs and varying amount of spices. Your imagination is your limit with this amazing Greek dish!