With gorgeous produce, flavourful olive oil and tasty cheeses, Greek vegetarian recipes are abundant and delicious. We have vegetarian moussaka, briam and more. The Greek tradition of fasting before lent has also resulted in a variety of vegan dishes that celebrate the vegetable.
Briam embodies how Greek cuisine takes a few of the simplest of ingredients and turns them into something utterly delicious with little effort. This is a traditional dish served as a main course, and with olive oil as the only source of fat it is a quintessential example of the 'Mediterranean diet'. If preferred, serve with a hearty chunk of feta on the side.
This is a lovely cool, refreshing Greek tzatziki dip that I first tasted and fell in love with in the Greek Islands. It is lovely with hot toasted pitta bread and veggies or lamb kebabs! The key is strain the liquid from the cucumber very well so the dip stays creamy and not watery and to ALWAYS use thick, full fat Greek yoghurt. Low fat versions won't cut it. Enjoy!
This is an authentic spinach pie stuffed with spinach, onions, cheeses and herbs that are all enveloped by crispy, flaky filo pastry.
This Greek yoghurt sauce made with cucumbers and fresh mint is a classic. Serve with kebabs, chips, crusty bread or warm pitta. You need to make this in advance but it still tastes really fresh.
Feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and black olives are blended in this full-flavoured Greek inspired dip. Serve as part of a meze spread with good crusty bread. Also great on sandwiches!