Opa! 12 Greek Food Recipes for Healthy Indulgence
Greek cuisine is famously one of the healthiest and most delicious ones in the world. Maybe you’ve already traveled to Greece and enjoyed in their traditional tasty foods, or perhaps you simply want to explore their outstanding recipes for curiosity’s sake. We’re happy to guide you through some of the tastiest Greek creations with this roundup of 12 Greek food recipes for healthy indulgence!
1. Lemon Garlic Roast Potatoes
We’re not trying to challenge your classic roast potatoes recipe, but we can assure you that once you try this deliciousness by Little Cooking Tips you’ll find it hard to go back! The combination of lemon and garlic with starchy potatoes is the perfect balance of fresh and filling!
2. Tzatziki Dip
One of the most well known Greek foods is the tzatziki dip. It rivals most other dips with the fact that it’s much healthier, considering it’s made from cucumbers and plain Greek yoghurt. If you’ve always wondered how this refreshing dip is made, visit The Wanderlust Kitchen!
3. Power Bowl
Power bowls, salad bowls, Buddha bowls … whatever the name, the concept is the same – put as many delicious and healthy ingredients in a bowl, cover them with a tasty dressing and enjoy! This is a great way to make a filling and healthy lunch. Check out how Kim’s Cravings put a Greek spin on it!
4. Greek Christmas Cookies
Have you ever tried traditional Greek Christmas cookies? They are so delicious that you are definitely missing out if you only make them once a year! Commit to making these special cookies throughout the whole year and snatch the recipe from Lemon & Olives!
5. Greek Rice
Let’s face it, rice can get so boring sometimes. After you’ve made all of the risottos possible and have eaten it with fried veggies over a hundred times, you start craving for a rice recipe that will totally revolutionize your world. Luckily, the Greeks have figured it out! Check out A Family Feast‘s juicy spinach rice!
6. Greek Baked Bean Casserole
Baked beans are always a huge hit! They a protein-packed dish that’s super quick to make, perfect on the days when we’re really hungry but equally as lazy. As always, the Greek cuisine has given this dish a little twist that makes it even better! Elly Says Opa shares the recipe for the delicious baked bean casserole!
7. Avocado Greek Salad
Greek salad is the superstar of all salads, thanks to its refreshing taste and variety of flavors. After you put all of the essential ingredients for a proper Greek salad into a big bowl, add some avocado as well, to give your salad a creamy touch! Cafe Delites shares the details!
If you love pastry with cheese, you’re going to sell your soul for this one! Tiropitas are the most delicious cheesy pastry pockets that you can make whenever you’re hosting some friends or when you simply want to spice up your dinner with something unique and Mediterranean! Find the recipe at Alexandra’s.
9. Greek Spinach Pie
If you have any Greek friends or colleagues they’ve surely bragged about their exceptional spinach pie. Stop wondering what the hell they’re talking up about and roll up your sleeves – it’s pie making time! We found a great recipe for the classic Greek spinach pie at Recipe Girl!
10. Greek Spaghetti
We definitely don’t intend to leave pasta out of this roundup! Cooking Classy is going to show you how to bring a memorable Greek flavor to your spaghetti. This dish is going to be your go-to choice when you decide to eat healthy but simply can’t kick pasta to the curb!
11. Greek Flatbread
The Greek flatbread, or pita bread as it’s more commonly known, is one of the most versatile foods you can make. It pairs well with almost all of Greek culinary creations – you can eat it on the side or make it the center of the party by spreading on some yummy spreads! You’ll find the recipe at Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.
12. Olive Focaccia Bread
The Greeks really know how to be creative with their carbs, so we decided to bless you with another unique bread recipe! Bringing together the classic Mediterranean flavors is always a good idea – combine them all in this heavenly olive focaccia bread by Life, Love and Good Food!