Enhance your culinary experience by ordering the most delicious and traditional Greek dishes. During my visit, I made sure I ordered a menu items from the traditional Greek cuisine menu section. Nothing quite like a happy belly after a long day of sightseeing!
I learned that Greeks always welcome you to their home with something sweet accompanied with a drink and a big smile! This delicious treat pictured here is called Greek Delight.
I am a horrible cook, I barely know how to pour cereal in my bowl without messing it up haha but recently I developed an interest for learning how to cook my own meals. I was really excited to take a traditional Greek cuisine class!
Cooking classes are great to learn in-depth about the Greek culture and their unique customs at home. If you have the opportunity to take a cooking session wherever you are in the world, do it! My experience at Teta’s home was amazing.
What an amazing host! Every day Teta opens her lovely home to travelers around the world to teach a daily cooking class. After taking this class I was excited to go home and cook these recipes on my own.
Here’s what I learned at this amazing cooking class with Teta:
This was my favorite dish to start your meal on a high note. Best accompanied with pita bread. Healthy, yummy and so easy to prepare!
Here’s the recipe for this amazing starter:
1 Cucumber, 250 ml yoghurt, garlic, olive oil, salt, vinegar
How to cook:
In a bowl you grade the cucumber. You press the cucumber with your hands to take out all the water and throw it out. You add yoghurt, garlic (as much as you like) little salt, little vinegar and olive oil, you stir it and it's done.
Giouvetsi with Veal (Orzo)
For a delicious and fulfilling meal, give this recipe a try! It’s so good it will bring a tear to your eye.
Ingredients (4 persons):
1kg Beef, Tomato Sauce, Olive Oil, White Wine, Sugar,
Pepper, Salt, Cinnamon, Orzo pasta (1/2 kg. for 4 persons),
How to cook:
In a pot we cook the beef with olive oil, little garlic, salt and pepper, for half an hour. Afterwards we pour one small glass of wine and we cook for 10 more minutes. Then, we add the tomato sauce, cinnamon and continue cooking for another half hour. Once it is done, we put it in a pan, add water (about 1lt) and the orzo and cook it the oven for half an hour.
When you will see that the orzo is ready, it is done.
A sight for sore eyes! This Spinach Pie is certainly something to go crazy for. Tasty & easy to prepare.
1,5kg Fresh Spinach, 1kg Feta Cheese, 6 fylo pastries,
2 Eggs, 100gr. Dill, 100gr. Leek, Fresh Onion, Olive Oil,
How to cook:
We cut the spinach, the leek and the dill in pieces. In a pot we put some oil, the fresh onion, the dill and the leek together and we fry for at least 10minutes,
Afterwards we add the spinach, salt and pepper and we continue cooking for at least another 10minutes.Then we leave it to cool.
We spread a baking pan with olive oil and we put one fylo pastry. We spread the fylo pastry with oil and we continue the same way with another two fylo pastries. At that time, we check the spinach blend to see if it’s cooled enough – if it is, we put it on top of the fylo pastries.
We cut the Feta cheese in pieces and mix it with the eggs, in a bowl and afterwards we put the mixture on top of the spinach blend. Following the same way, we add the last 2 fylo pastries on top.We carve the top of the spinach pie, as if it is cut in pieces, with a knife, spread a little water on top and put it in the oven to bake for 1hour (180 degrees)
A recollection of many delicious dishes I tried during my visit:
Greek Salad (Choriatiki Salata)
Nothing beats a classic! You can’t go to Greece and not have a traditional Greek Salad. Romaine lettuce combined with onion, olives, bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumber and cheese. Fresh & delicious!
When a dish looks like this, you know it's going to be good! Made with Feta Cheese, Flour, Honey and Sesame Seeds. So easy to prepare.
How to cook:
Cut the Feta Cheese in slices. Spread and cover the cheese with one coat of flour. Now, fry the cheese until it turns crispy for approx. 5 mins. Finally, pour honey and sesame seeds to add a touch a flavor. Thats it!
Traditional Greek Platter
So delicious it will bring a tear to your eye!
This dish is certainly something to go crazy for!