Greek food is great and if you have the opportunity to travel to Greece, you are really a lucky person because you will be able to taste some of the most delicious dishes in the world. Otherwise, if you have not had the opportunity to travel to this beautiful country, do not worry, because the ingredients to prepare Greek food can be found almost anywhere. In this post we will share the recipes of some of the most popular and easy-to-cook Greek foods so that you can enjoy them at home and learn a little more about Greek culture and its spectacular gastronomy.

Greek Salad

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This is a very typical Greek salad and it is prepared with very local ingredients. This salad is also common in Mediterranean countries due to all the cultural exchange that has taken place for thousands of years.

Ingredients:

  • Tomatoes (2)
  • Onion (1)
  • Cucumber (1)
  • Olives (6)
  • Feta cheese (1)
  • Olive oil (50 ml)
  • Oregano (3 gr)
  • Red vinegar (25 ml)
  • Honey¬†
  • Salt

In a container add the tomato, onion, cucumber and olives, all this cut into small pieces. Add the feta cheese on top of the salad and add oregano and salt to taste. To give the final touch add a little olive oil, honey and red vinegar.

Tzatziki

tzatziki

Tzatziki is a very popular Greek sauce all over the world. The ingredients for its preparation are few and it can even be made in a vegan version. This sauce is usually served in restaurants with a little bread.

Ingredients:

  • Greek yogurt (500 gr)
  • Cucumber (1)
  • Olive oil (75 ml)
  • Garlic (3)
  • Lemon juice (25 ml)
  • Ground black pepper (3 gr)

First, grate the cucumber long and very finely, then add the yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, and black pepper. Mix all these ingredients with a spoon and finally add a little olive oil to decorate.

Souvlaki

souvlaki

Souvlaki is one of the most popular street foods in Athens. Souvlaki is basically pieces of marinated meat and vegetables, pierced with a wooden stick and then fried on the grill. It is common to eat pork, lamb and chicken souvlaki, however, there are many other varieties.

Ingredients:

  • Pork (1kg)
  • Onion (1)
  • Dried rosemary (3 gr)
  • Dried thyme (3 gr)
  • Garlic (3)
  • Olive oil (75 ml)
  • White vinegar (25 ml)
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

We cut the pork into pieces. We place them in a bowl and add the onion cut into quarters with the layers separated. Add the rosemary and thyme, the oil, the vinegar, the grated garlic cloves, salt and black pepper. We marinate for at least 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, soak some wooden skewers in a long bowl of water. We pass them through the iron, so it is convenient that they are wet so that they do not burn. After the marinade time, thread the pieces of meat onto the skewers, alternating with pieces of onion. We mark the skewers on a very hot grill, on all sides, until the meat is well done and browned.