Healthy Greek Recipes

Find healthy, delicious Greek recipes including Greek desserts, salads, soups, chicken, moussaka and pasta. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Rosemary-Lemon Marinated Olives

Fragrant rosemary and lemon infuse cracked green olives in this quick appetizer.

Greek Iced Coffee

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This frothy delight is a great summer treat when the summer heat makes hot coffee less appealing.

Chard & Feta Tart

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Fragrant lemon zest, briny olives and salty feta balance the bitterness of the dark leafy greens in this Greek-inspired tart. The crackerlike crust is quite sturdy so you can serve this as finger food at your next party or alongside a mixed green salad for a light supper.

Greek Bison Burgers

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Feta and spinach not only add great flavor to these Greek-inspired burgers, but also provide moisture and texture to lean ground bison. The yogurt sauce is a perfect condiment, with much less fat than regular mayonnaise.

Grilled Pizza with Eggplant, Tomatoes & Feta

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For this Greek-style pizza, eggplant slices are grilled, chopped and tossed with fresh tomatoes, feta and mint; the mixture is spread on the pizza to finish cooking.

Mini Greek Pizza Muffins

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All the flavors of a Greek pizza make these savory muffins bite-size treats for adults and kids alike.

Lamb & Eggplant Ragu

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Lamb and eggplant are combined in dishes throughout the Mediterranean. Together they deliver a complex, hearty, earthy flavor that's truly satisfying. In this dish, toasted pine nuts and tangy feta cheese are excellent accents.

Sweet Cheese Strudel

Phyllo dough, low in calories and fat, is a crisp counterpoint to the creamy cheese filling in this luscious strudel.

Roasted Vegetable & Feta Sandwiches

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Inspired by that famous New Orleans sandwich, the muffaletta, this jazzy vegetarian version is actually good for you.

Greek Lamb Meatballs

Sautéed mushrooms, celery and garlic add flavor and help keep calories in check and portions hearty in this easy lamb meatball recipe. We like to serve these meatballs Middle Eastern-style: with warm pita, cucumbers, tomatoes and tzatziki sauce or hummus.

Macedoine of Melon & Hazelnuts with Ouzo

Top melon slices with toasted hazelnuts and an ouzo drizzle for a sophisticated brunch side dish or summer dessert.

Salad of White Beans & Greens (Fasolia me Horta)

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During the weeks before Easter, the women and children of Hydra collect basketfuls of the wild greens that grow on the hillsides. The greens are used in salads and soups.

Inspiration and Ideas

Weeknight-Friendly Greek-Inspired Dinners

Juicy tomatoes, salty feta, fresh seafood, warm pita, good olive oil... Greek food *always* hits the spot! With an emphasis on fresh produce and seafood, not only is this cuisine delicious, it's incredibly healthy, too! These straight-from-the-Mediterranean dinner recipes are all weeknight-friendly—ready in just 45 minutes or less.

Grapes & Strawberries in Grappa

Sweetened grappa gives fresh fruit a decidedly Greek flavor. Try serving this over lightly sweetened ricotta for a special treat.