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Easy Greek & Other Recipes

Easy Greek & Other Recipes

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Greek Cuisine has a lot of simple but delicious recipes and home-cooked meals are definitely 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)




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)



Kopiaste and Kali Orexi,

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Sunday 1st of January 2012

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 :-)


Thursday 19th of May 2011

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


Thursday 19th of May 2011

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 :-)


Thursday 19th of May 2011

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


Thursday 19th of May 2011

This is a terrific guide to Greek specialties!

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