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Easter Recipes and what to do with your Leftovers

By • Απρ 27th, 2013 • Category: Cypriot, Greek, My recipes

Braided Tsoureki 2


Greek Orthodox Easter is just a week away, so if you would like to get an idea of what to prepare, I have put together some of my Easter recipes and a few ideas of what to do with the leftovers.

On Easter day a lot of people celebrate their name days:  Lambros – Lambrini, Anastasios – Anastasia, Paschalis – Paschalia or whatever their pet names may be.  Easter day, also coincides with the name day of Irene or Irenaios, Efraimia or Efraim.  George and Georgia will also be celebrating on Monday, after Easter.  This happens whenever Easter is after the 23rd April, (the celebration of the feast of St. George), the feast is moved from the 23 April  to the first Monday after Easter or, as it is sometimes called, to the Monday of Bright Week.

I have also included some cakes in the list, for those who will be celebrating their name days.   Happy Name day to you all!  


Ovelias – whole Lamb on the Spit

Kokoretsi and Magiritsa

 Lamb or Pork wrapped in vine leaves

 Arni or Katsiki Psito (Roasted Lamb or Goat)

Goat or lamb liver with whiskey and herbs

Tourkakia (grilled offals)

Spring Lettuce and Egg Salad

Salad bar (salads for all the tastes)

How to make real Greek Tzatziki

Dakos Savoury Cheesecake

Flaounes (Easter Cheese Bread)

Tsourekia with chestnut filling

Tsourekia with Lemon Marmalade Filling

Tsourekia with Chestnut filling and Chocolate Glaze

Tsoureki Cake

Braided Savory CheeseTsoureki

Traditional Lambriatika Koulourakia (Easter cookies)

Lambriatika Koulourakia

Limoncello Lychnarakia or Kaltsounia


Strawberry Red Velvet Cake

Mascarpone Cream Cheese Black Forest

Black Forest with Caramelized Rum Cherries

Bergamot, White Chocolate Cake

What to do with leftovers:

With Easter Eggs:

Deconstructed and Healthier Piroskis

Spring Salad with Mustard Ladolemono

With Lamb:

Cottage Pie (turn it into a shepherd’s pie using lamb)

Lamb Pie or Gyros with leftover lamb

With Tsoureki:

Tsoureki Bread Pudding


Happy Easter eggs

Kalo Pascha!
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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4 Responses »

  1. Great ideas! I never throw away leftovers and like you I always re-use them.



  2. de superbe recettes, merci pour le conseil
    bonne journée
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  3. «Roasted Lamb or Goat» – Now THAT sounds like the perfect Easter dinner! Great suggestions!

  4. Piroskis are really a lovely idea of using up the easter eggs. what lovely pictures! And you surely deserve the award!

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