13 Tasty Greek Recipes


Greek food is often considered to be one of the healthiest cuisines in the world. And, luckily, it tastes great too! Click through for 13 delicious, flavorful & healthy Greek recipes!

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Vegetarian Dolmades


  • 30 grape leaves
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 white onion
  • 4 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 tbs fresh mint, chopped
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1/4 cup tomato puree*
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • Lemon wedges


1. Put grape leaves into a medium pot of boiling water on high heat and cook until tender but retain the same shape, about 7 minutes. Move grape leaves to a medium bowl filled with ice water and let them sit in the water for about 5 minutes. Strain.

2. Remove stem from the leaves and set aside for later use.

3. Add olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onion until soft, about 5 minutes.

4. Add tomato puree and herbs and mix well on heat for about 5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and let cool for 10-15 minutes.

5. Add rice to skillet and mix well.

6. On your work surface, put the leaves, shiny side down. Place a tablespoon of rice mixture on the center of the leaf.

7. Here’s the fun (or tricky!) part: fold the bottom of the leaf over. Next, fold the sides of the leaf inwards. Roll the part of the leaf with the mixture towards the top. The dolmades should be snug. Repeat.

8. Place dolmades in a casserole dish and bake at 375 degrees for about an hour. Serve with lemon wedges.

* To make tomato puree from scratch, place about 2 medium sized cored tomatoes in a food processor.

Recipe adapted from: Kalofagas.

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Pasta with Wild Greens & Olives


  • 1 lb fresh linguine (or any fresh/dry pasta you desire)
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped finely
  • 1 small red chili pepper, seeded, cored & chopped finely
  • 1 pound wild greens, like chicory, mustard greens, rocket, sorrel, dandelion leaves or turnip tops
  • 2 ounces elitses, kalamata or gaeta olives
  • Grated cheese, like kefalotyri or pecorino romano


1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Strain and transfer to heated bowl.

2. While pasta is cooking, make sauce. Heat olive oil in large skillet. Add chili pepper and garlic and cook for about a minute. Add greens and olives. Cover skillet and reduce heat to low-medium. Cook until greens are tender, about 7 minutes.

3. Add greens/sauce to pasta, toss and serve immediately.

Recipe Adapted from Paola Gavin.


Soups, Salads & Appetizers

Avgolemono Soup

Greek Island Salad

Greek Spinach Soup with Orzo

Wild Greek Greens

Greek Peasant Salad

Zorba’s Layered Veggie Dip


Entrees & Sides

Greek Spinach Rice

Greek Stuffed Tomatoes and Peppers

Greek Stuffed Zucchini

Jerusalem Artichokes Greek Style

Classic Eggplant Moussaka


Barbara D.
Past Member 5 years ago

We have to go to the Greek Festival every year! Lots of Greek food at home too. Love dolmades! These are great recipes!

Duane B.
.5 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen5 years ago

Thank you :)

Lynn C.
Past Member 6 years ago

That's it...I'm just going to have to start a file with nothing but Greek recipes. Thanks for all the great ideas Katie.

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton6 years ago


Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson6 years ago

mmm thanks

Alex Holland
Alex Holland6 years ago

Definetely gonna make these! Definetely! That sounds sooo gooood

Richelle Rausch
Richelle Rausch6 years ago

Going to save these. Thank you

Cecily Pretty
Cecily P6 years ago

Yum, thanks!

Elisabeth T.
Elisabeth T6 years ago

Will definitely be making these, thank you ...