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Greek red pepper pie

Pies are our favorite comfort food and we like them especially with vegetables. A rather particular vegetable for a pie is the red pepper, but it makes for a brilliant pie to be honest! In Greece we use Florina pepper which has a distinguished rich sweet flavor. If not found, one can use any type of horn shaped red pepper

 

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Lentil salad with Greek feta cheese

It’s the ideal time of the year- somewhere between summer and autumn- to indulge into a salad with a favorite legume. Lentils are perhaps the best legumes we can use in a salad and they match perfectly with feta cheese. Add some herbs and abundant lemon juice and you’ve got the most wonderful lunch!

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Green amaranth and zucchini vegetable stew aka “vlita yiachni”

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!

 

 

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Greek style beetroot salad.

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!

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