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Easy Greek & Other Recipes

By • Μάι 17th, 2011 • Category: Greek, International

Greek Cuisine has a lot of simple but delicious recipes and home-cooked meals are defininitely healthier as you know what ingredients you use and there are no preservatives and, when compared to dining out, much cheaper.

Now that our children will be living on their own and have minimum cooking experience, they have asked me to put together a post where they can find some «easy» recipes to cook.  Now, easy is a bit tricky because what’s easy for me may be complicated for the novice cooks but unless you are cooking meals from scratch, I think these can’t get any easier.

The quantities in my recipes are those of a large family but you can either add half of the ingredients or have leftovers to eat the same meal the next day and save time and money.

If you don’t like eating the same dishes two days in a row, some dishes freeze well, so you can store them in the deep freezer and eat it whenever you like.  Recipes marked with an asterix (*) can be prepared in large quantities, divided into portions, placed in zip lock bags and refrigerated before cooking.

I started compiling this post with the most easy Greek recipes but why limit it to Greek only.  Some have their root somewhere else but since we eat them regularly, why not add them as well.    This post will be updated regularly with more…..

Orange Infused Teriyaki Chicken

Mushroom Teriyaki Chicken

Pasta with Hot Vegetables Salad

Spaghetti with Wild Asparagus Pesto

Pasta Salad

Makaronia me Kima (Spaghetti and Meat Sauce)

Something Fishy.. This post has a few recipes with fish.  The most difficult part of preparing fish is when it’s fresh and you have to scale it.  You can ask your fish monger to do that for you or if you want to avoid this part you can buy frozen fish fillets and you can get a few ideas how to prepare them in this post.

Perka Rolo (Fish in parchment paper)

Gavros sto Fourno (Baked Anchovies)

Arakas (Peas)

Briam (baked mixed vegetables)

Fassolakia giahni (Green Beans stewed)

Fassolia Salata (White bean salad)

How to make Avgolemono Sauce

Avgolemono sauce is used in many Greece recipes such as Avgolemono soup, which is a chicken and rice soup or giouvarlakia, which is a soup with meatballs and rice, for fricassee and other recipes.

How to make a basic omelet

Kagianas or Strapatsada (Tomato with scrumbled eggs)

Omelet with Pasto (smoked pork)

Kotopoulo Portokalato (chicken with orange juice)

Sweet and Sour Turkey

Chicken with Hilopites (pasta)

Moschari Giouvetsi (Veal with orzo)

*Mpiftekia (Greek hamburgers)

*Keftedes (Meatballs)

Marinated Pork Chops & Rice Salad

Psito sto fourno (oven roasted meat)

Patates Lemonates (Roasted Potatoes)

Fried Potatoes, the Greek way

Rice Pilaf

Mashed Potatoes

Salad Bar (a variety of salads)

Tzatziki

Other

*Schnitzel

Greek style Shrimp Risotto

Marinara Sauce

Greek Style Spaghetti Chicken Alfredo

Greek style Mac & Cheese (3 recipes)

Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce

Two Way Chicken Fussili (with Pesto and Carbonara)

Desserts:

Millefeuiles

Kopiaste and Kali Orexi,



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is I was born in Limassol, Cyprus and being married to a Greek, we now live in a small village near Nafplion. I spend most of my time cooking, photographing and publishing my recipes on my blogs Kopiaste (in English and Greek), which I started in August 2007 to pursue my passion in food. I am the author of cookbook "Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste!", a compilation of 150 Cypriot family recipes, available on all Amazon stores. The book is also available as an e-book. My new cookbook "Greek Delights" with over 250 recipes is also available on Amazon.
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17 Responses »

  1. Greek recipe has become my family favourite cuisine recently. I love the healthy, homey and cozy feel of every dishes you posted here. I will definitely try some of the out :)

  2. This is a great post Ivy – I am often time poor so having some healthy and quick recipes is important to me.

  3. Hi Gaye. Hope you'll find something you will enjoy!!

  4. Hi Tes and welcome to my blog. It's great to hear that you enjoy Greek food and hope you'll try some of my recipes and let me know if you liked them.

  5. What a great selection of delicious recipes. I am such a fan of Greek food.
    *kisses* HH

  6. A wonderful collection of recipes!

    Cheers,

    Rosa
    My recent post EGGS WITH ASIAN-STYLE GALANGAL &amp RHUBARB VINAIGRETTE

  7. I think it's great that you're promoting Greek recipes can be fast and easy. They usually have a reputation for the exact opposite. And the fact that you have links to so many makes it even more helpful.

  8. Thank you very much Ginger.

  9. Fabulous selection, lovely collections of easy recipes..
    My recent post Black-eyed Peas &amp Spinach Masal Vadas

  10. There are so many great dishes here! I love that many easy recipes are also very fresh and flavorful.

  11. Dearest Ivy, your comment made me laugh :D… yes, I'm a bit like Lazaro, ja, ja! I'm ok, and hope you are too. It was just that blogging stole to much of my time. So now, I'll take things easily.
    Do you know that this coming summer I'm visiting Greece? Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait.
    Big kiss!
    My recent post Tunas tartare Flickr

  12. Nuria, I want so much to meet you. Shall e-mail you.

  13. This is a terrific guide to Greek specialties!

  14. Thanks for the list Ivy! I see a few things I would like to try!
    My recent post Southwest Pasta Salad with Chili Lime Dressing

  15. Ivy, we love Greek food, and I've been checking a lot of different recipes on the internet, mainly after we have a good meal in a restaurant…thanks for the links. Hope you are having a wonderful week :-)

  16. This is a very useful post. Not only for your children but for your followers/readers as well. Thank you!!

  17. This is gold! While I’m drooling from the more complicated recipes and their images, the easy ones are those I’ll be able to make myself. Thanks much Ivy :-)

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