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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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Crunchy fried zucchini slices

There’s no doubt that our favorite summer appetizer is thinly sliced zucchinis fried in olive oil! They’re so scrumptious, so delicious that you’ll find yourself having a hard time trying to stop eating them!

They go very well with a glass of beer, some retsina wine or even better a glass of ouzo on ice!

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A simple but efficient Greek summer dish. Briámi

Briámi (or briám) is a very simple summer dish made with season vegetables. It’s one of those dishes that don’t take much of our time to prepare, they don’t need any peculiar ingredients- just fresh summer vegetables and everyone in the family enjoys eating! That’s why it is a common option for the family cook, so common that it’s usually served at least once a week in summer!

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