Top 10 dishes of Greece

Besides being a great tourist place, there is a lot to be offered by Greece in terms of delicious food. If you visit Greece, you must try these delicious dishes:-

  1. Taramasalata

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This scrumptious dish is a must have. The taramasalata has a blend of pink or white fish roe mixed with either potato or a base of bread. It is best served when topped with virgin olive oil or lemon squeeze.

Taramasalata Recipe

  1. Olives
Photo Courtesy: vegkitchen
Photo Courtesy: vegkitchen

Olive oil is being cultivated in Greece for a long time now. According to legend, Athena presented an olive tree to the city of Athens to win its favor. Greek meals normally accompany olives. Olive oil, which is an elixir of Greece is generously used in salads and cooking.

  1. Dolmades

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This dish is found in each household of Greece. The dish is eaten as a finger food. It is prepared with mincemeat and long-grain rice or a combination of dill, fennel, thyme, pine and oregano.

Dolmades Recipe

  1. Moussaka

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There are variations of this dish in Mediterranean as well as the Balkans but the best is the iconic Baked dish with layers of sautéed aubergine, minced meat fried pureed tomato, garlic, onion and spices like allspice and cinnamon, a small amount of potato. Finally, there is a fluffy topping of béchamel sauce and cheese.

Moussaka Recipe

  1. Grilled Meat

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Greeks have mastered the art of cooking spit-roasted and charcoal-grilled meats. Greece’s favorite fast food is still Souvlaki. Although, local free-range lamb is everyone’s favorite, kid goat is a favorite throughout.

  1. Fresh Fish

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Fish has been eaten by locals since the ancient times. Fish and calamari can be cooked with zero fuss. Fishes like maridha and barbounia are great when taken lightly fried.

  1. Courgette balls
photo courtesy: foodlovers
photo courtesy: foodlovers

These starters must be tried by everyone. They are sometimes in the form of patty and sometimes in the form of fried balls that are lightly fried.

Courgette balls recipe

  1. Octopus

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Octupus is great when grilled or marinated. It works great as an appetizer (meze). As a principal dish, you can make a stew of it with wine sauce. It can then be served with pasta.

Octopus Meze Recipe

  1. Feta & Cheese

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Greece is a great place to try different kinds of cheese. When you go behind the market, ask for feta kept in big barrels, which are delicious and creamy. You can also try a sample of graviera, which is a hard golden-white cheese.

Greek Saganaki Recipe

  1. Honey & baklava

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Most of greek sweets contain honey and olive oil. Baklava is a great start, with layers of filo, ground nuts and honey. You can also try galaktoboureko, which is a pastry filled with custard.

Galaktoboureko Recipe

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