Sardines, fish rich in vitamins and minerals, are probably the most popular fish in Greece. Commonly found in the Greek seas, they are fished and consumed fresh.
Greek cuisine is full of wild greens. One of the most popular, which we usually enjoy eating during summer, is the amaranth greens, the “vlita” as we call them here in Greece.
They can be boiled and eaten as a salad but they are also cooked with zucchini in a popular dish that is called “yiachni”. It’s sort of a vegetable stew, very healthy and very easy to make!
Fresh tomatoes and feta cheese tart
Soutzoukakia is one of the most appreciated Greek dishes. They’re fluffy meatballs flavored with cumin and cooked in a rich tomato sauce.
Tahini has become a very popular ingredient in cooking and pastry recently, thanks to its healthy nutritional facts. Today’s recipe is a lovely cake made with tahini and our favorite spices, enriched with walnuts and raisins.
In the Greek cuisine the list of pies is endless. Any kind of ingredient can become a pie, plus every region in the country has its own way of making pies. We are a nation that adores pies! No doubt about that!
Beetroot salads are one of the finest salads, naturally thanks to the presence of this wonderful- in flavor and in color!- root vegetable. In Greece we make a very special salad with beetroots that’s not exactly like a salad, but mostly it reminds you of a dip! Either way, it is utterly delicious!