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 Appetizer or meze recipes
Browse through our full collection of delicious Greek appetizers or “mezedes”. Discover all the mouthwatering Greek appetizer recipes done the traditional way. From tzatziki and spinach pie to regional recipes like Talatouri, this category got you covered to pick the perfect appetizers for you!
Bored of your usual fries? Then this extra crispy, extra golden and super delicious Greek homemade Greek fries recipe will surely become your newest favorite! A super simple recipe that will elevate your usual chips to a whole new level!
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.
A super versatile, traditional Greek spanakopita triangles recipe (spanakopitakia)! These little treats are perfect for every time of the day as delicious starter, mid-day snack or light dinner! Discover how to make them to perfection with this traditional Greek recipe here…
A unique Greek inspired pita pizza recipe made with pita bread base! Made in only 15 minutes this is the perfect mid week snack or supper! So go ahead, put that delivery menu down and amaze your friends and family with this super easy pita pizza recipe.
Discover how to make the perfect Greek Fried Eggplant (Melitzanes Tiganites) with this traditional recipe! Silky, sweet eggplant coated with batter and deep fried to form an amazing, golden brown, extra crispy crust! A delicious Greek fried eggplant recipe that you just can’t miss out!
Discover how to make your own hummus dip with these three delicious, 10 minute recipes! Commercial hummus dip is available almost everywhere, however as we all know, nothing compares to homemade! That’s why I’ve put together a collection of my top three, super easy hummus recipes for you to prepare this delicious dip to perfection!
If you have ever been to Greece it would be impossible to have missed out on this delicious Greek shrimp saganaki appetizer, served in every Psarotaverna (fish tavern)! This is a […]
A super simple fried zucchini recipe for the lovers of the authentic Greek cuisine! Fried zucchini (Tiganita Greek kolokithakia) is a favourite Greek meze that is served in every Greek tavern, so why not make it at home and bring back that summery holiday feeling!
Crispy and perfectly seasoned fried calamari (kalamarakia tiganita) recipe! A favourite Greek meze that is served in every fish tavern (Psarotaverna) and you should really give it a try at […]
Our very best Greek zucchini pie recipe (kolokithopita) for the lovers of Greek cuisine! Juicy zucchinis, tangy feta cheese and creamy Greek yogurt combined into a velvety delight wrapped with […]
These lovely homemade potato balls will definitely become the talk of your next party! Fluffy on the inside and with a wonderful golden brown crust on the outside, these mashed […]
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!
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!
A delicious traditional Greek ‘Tiropitakia’ recipe suitable for every time of the day, as starter or mid-day snack! To prepare this traditional tiropitakia recipe (Greek feta cheese triangles) we crumble the […]
If you love garlic, then you have to try this amazing traditional Greek skordalia recipe! A rich and hearty Greek potato dip, which takes its name by the basic ingredient used to prepare it and is of course skordo=garlic.
A unique and impressive traditional Greek cheese pie recipe from the region of Kozani! Crispy phyllo wrapped around a melty mix of feta with hard yellow cheese and baked till golden brown… Sounds yummy? Its because it is!
Discover this traditional Greek leek pie recipe (prasopita) with homemade phyllo for you to recreate this delicious vegetarian delight from scratch!
The ultimate Christmas puff pastry parcels recipe! Sweet caramelised apples, cheese, eggs and minced herby sausages, wrapped around crispy and buttery puff pastry.. These delicious puff pastry parcels are like no other!
Delicious round packets of golden fried dough, wrapped around a rich, melting feta cheese filling.. The perfect starter for any time of the day, any day of the week! Discover how to make the perfect Tiganopsomo (fried bread) here…
Crispy on the outside, juicy and tender on the inside with a thick golden brown yogurt crust, these are the perfect chicken fingers! The perfect party food for the Christmas holidays!
A rustic spicy Greek dish of thick country sausages and peppers in a rich tomato sauce. Perfect over a glass of red wine or tsipouro and ideal as a tasty meze!
Cool, creamy and full of flavors! These refreshing little yogurt balls will become your favorite light snack! Try them with a drizzle of extra virgin olive and some cherry tomatoes or as a spread on top of salty crackers. Enjoy!
A delicious traditional veggie dish straight from the island of Santorini! Creamy and super tasty, the perfect starter for any day of the year. If you’ve been looking for a […]
Imagine delicious packets of golden pastry wrapped around a melty cheese filling. These traditional little cheese pies (pitarakia) from the island of Milos will amaze you! Discover how to make them to perfection with this traditional Greek recipe.
Get the party started with this amazing Greek-style fried cheese ball recipe! Melting, oozing on the inside and with a wonderful golden brown crust on the outside, this fried cheese […]
Spice things up with this simple and extra tasty Greek feta cheese dip (tirokafteri)! A very rustic, ethnic Greek dish, great for every occasion. Tirokafteri is a Greek cheese dip/ […]
Filling and super-healthy! Gigantes plaki (Greek baked gigantes) is a classic Greek recipe, consisting of ‘giant’ beans baked in a tomato sauce along with plenty of fresh herbs, which give […]
A mouthwatering veggie dish, that will amaze you! An extraordinary combination of juicy, salty fried feta covered with crispy, golden-brown sesame seeds with sweet honey sauce! …sounds complicated? Well, it […]
The most delicious and unique pie, with an amazingly creamy filling, wrapped in crispy golden brown kataifi dough! Prepare it for a dinner party and amaze your guests with it’s […]
For all the cheese lovers! A simple and beloved traditional Greek Saganaki recipe, made with only two ingredients and ready in less than 10 minutes!
Revithokeftedes (Greek chickpea fritters) is a very healthy and delicious appetizer from the island of Sifnos! Serve it with some yogurt sauce as a great starter! Discover how to make […]
Creamy and filling, perfect for a light meal! The ideal combo for some juicy grilled meat!
A delicious traditional Greek ‘Tiropita’ recipe suitable for every time of the day, as a main dish, starter or mid-day snack! To prepare this traditional tiropita recipe (Greek cheese pie) our […]
Traditional Greek tzatziki sauce recipe. Find out how to prepare this cool and creamy sauce the traditional Greek way as served in the very best taverns!
Less is more! Made with only four ingredients, this baked feta recipe (feta bouyiourdi) is a very simple and delicious appetizer that will amaze you! Discover the secrets behind this amazing recipe here…
Discover this traditional Greek kolokithokeftedes (zucchini/ courgette balls) recipe. Find out how to make this fried feta and courgette delight the authentic Cretan way.
Discover this amazing crunchy, buttery, phyllo and feta cheese rolls recipe, perfect as an appetiser or side dish for a hearty family meal! And remember, make a few extra! Your loved ones will be coming back for more!
If you have ever been to Greece you can’t have missed out on this delicious Greek appetizer, served in every Psarotaverna (fish tavern)! This is a very easy Mussels saganaki […]
A super tasty and super easy traditional dish from Cyclades islands! Froutalia can be made with a variety of ingredients, depending on the season: green beans, artichokes, onions, zucchini, etc. […]
A Greek traditional vegetarian meze from the island of Tinos. Learn how to make these crispy and crunchy fennel fritters with this traditional recipe here.
Capture the essence of Greek cooking with this traditional Greek melitzanosalata (eggplant dip) recipe. This is the simplest, no fuss version of the traditional Greek melitzanosalata recipe with only three very simple, straightforward steps to follow! Read more here…
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!
A super tasty and super easy cheese appetizer! An extraordinary combination of salty feta, crispy phyllo and sweet honey sauce, that will amaze you! This feta cheese appetizer is a […]
Bring back memories from your Greek island holidays with this delicious Greek ouzo meze from the island of Santorini! Find out how to make this delicious dish to perfection here…
A traditional veggie dish from the island of Crete, perfect for a light dinner! The secret behind the perfect Ntakos is to use juicy, fresh, organic, on the vine tomatos […]
A traditional Greek stuffed peppers with feta cheese recipe! The tanginess of strong, traditional Greek feta cheese combined with the sweetness of Romano peppers make for an extraordinary culinary combination! Follow this traditional Greek peppers stuffed with feta cheese recipe and transport yourself to your favourite Greek taverna!
Discover all the secrets behind the perfect Greek meatballs! Crispy, juicy and absolutely delicious, this dish commonly served as part of a meze platter with some creamy tzatziki sauce and pita breads as the ideal party/finger food!