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Traditional Greek Taverna Recipes

My very best collection of delicious, traditional Greek Taverna recipes for you to recreate that wonderful tavern meal! In this taverna collection you’ll find dozens of delicious recipe ideas that I’ve meticulously gathered from all over Greece ranging from delightful mezes, traditional Greek grilled meat dishes to fresh-from-the-sea fish and seafood delights, slow cooked mains and regional specialties that will satisfy every palate!

Talatouri recipe (Cypriot tzatziki sauce with mint)

Talatouri recipe (Cypriot tzatziki sauce with mint)

Mint or no mint? Everyday we receive messages from our readers, asking if the traditional Tzatziki recipe is using mint or not, and if lemon juice or vinegar. So we decided to write about this traditional Cypriot dip, that is called Talatouri, which is also a yogurt based sauce very similar to Greek tzatziki.

Greek Lamb Meatballs recipe

Crispy Greek Lamb Meatballs recipe (Keftedes Arni)

A traditional Greek lamb meatballs recipe (Keftedes arni). If you love lamb, this traditional Greek lamb meatballs recipe is made just for you! This delicious recipe is a famous Greek appetizer, commonly served as part of a meze platter. Discover how to make it to perfection with this traditional recipe.

Greek Lamb Kleftiko recipe

Lamb Kleftiko Recipe (Greek Lamb Cooked In Parchment Paper)

The very best traditional Greek lamb kleftiko recipe! Juicy and tender, melt-in-the-mouth lamb cooked in parchment paper with fluffy potatoes and a delicious white wine sauce, infused with the aromas of garlic, sweet onions, roast peppers and juicy tomatoes. Simply irresistible! Discover how to make it to perfection here…

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!

Cretan Sweet Cheese Pastries (Kalitsounia)

Cretan Sweet Cheese Pastries Recipe (Kalitsounia)

Extremely soft and highly addictive! These delicious little cheese pastries (kalitsounia) are a holiday tradition from the island of Crete, but nowadays they are eaten almost everywhere throughout the year at times of celebration. Discover more about these little sweet delights here.

Greek Burgers with Tomato and Feta Cheese

Greek Bifteki (Burger) with Feta cheese

A delicious Greek bifteki (burgers) recipe topped with spicy feta cheese and a deliciously juicy grilled tomato! Some people, prefer their burgers neat, but Greeks enhance the flavor of their burgers (bifteki) with fresh herbs, like oregano, spearmint and parsley giving them a unique taste.

Greek style beef burgers

Greek style beef burgers

There’s nothing better than a well cooked burger! Try our healthy, tasty take on this popular dish that will bring the taste of the Aegean to your plate! Recipe image […]