1. Pita bread – a soft, slightly leavened flatbread popular in many Mediterranean cuisines.
2. Tzatziki – A cold Greek sauce served with grilled meats or as a dip. Tzatziki is made of strained yogurt mixed with cucumbers, garlic, salt, olive oil, sometimes lemon juice, and dill, mint, or parsley.
3. Dolmades – Dolma is a family of stuffed vegetable dishes common in the Middle East and surrounding regions.
4. Greek salad – the so-called Greek salad is known in Greece as village/country salad (horiatiki) and is essentially a tomato salad with cucumber, red onion, feta cheese, and kalamata olives, dressed with olive oil.
5. Grilled sardines with skordalia – Skordalia is a thick purée in Greek cuisine made by combining crushed garlic with a bulky base like a purée of potatoes.
6. Spanakopita – A Greek savoury pastry filled with spinach and feta.
7. Revithia – a slow-cooked, lemony chickpea soup.
8. Kolokythoanthoi – Kolokitholoulouda yemista: zucchini flowers stuffed with a rice mixture.
9. Lamb kleftiko – a Greek dish consisting of lamb marinated with lemon juice and herbs and cooked slowly in a sealed container.
10. Moussaka – An aubergine and/or potato-based dish in the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire, with many local and regional variations.
11. Greek pastitsio – It might sound like it’s exotic and complicated but actually, it’s just a glorified version of mac ‘n cheese.
12. Souvlaki – A popular Greek fast food consisting of small pieces of meat and sometimes vegetables grilled on a skewer.
13. Stifado – Rabbit or hare stew with pearl onions, vinegar, red wine and cinnamon. Beef can be substituted for game, as it is in this recipe.
14. Baklava – A rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup or honey.
15. Kourabiedes – Greek shortbread
16. Greek loukoumades – A pastry consisting of deep fried dough soaked in sugar syrup or honey and cinnamon and sometimes sprinkled with sesame.
17. Halva – A dense, sweet confection
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