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Athenian Orzo

Orzo, a rice-shaped pasta, makes a delightful base for an authentically Greek combination of shrimp, tomatoes and feta. To serve as a side dish, omit the shrimp and drain the tomatoes before adding them.

» Athenian Orzo

Cucumber & Black-Eyed Pea Salad

An easy salad to serve with grilled chicken or steak for supper or on a bed of greens for a satisfying lunch. Substitute white beans or chickpeas for the black-eyed peas if you prefer.

» Cucumber & Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Roasted Eggplant & Feta Dip

This roasted eggplant and feta dip gets a kick from a fresh chile pepper and cayenne pepper. There are countless variations on this classic meze (appetizer) in Greece. Out-of-season eggplant or eggplant that has been heavily watered often has an abundance of seeds, which make the vegetable bitter. Be sure to taste the dip before you serve it; if it's a touch bitter, you can remedy that with a little sugar. Serve with toasted pita crisps or as a sandwich spread.

» Roasted Eggplant & Feta Dip

Shrimp Saganaki

Shrimp top a delicious saute of fennel, scallions and feta in this version of saganaki. A saganaki is a shallow, two-handled skillet that is one of the most traditional cooking vessels in Greece. Saganaki is also the fried cheese, made in the pan, that is one of Greece's most famous appetizers.

» Shrimp Saganaki

Greek Orzo Stuffed Peppers

We steam brightly colored bell peppers in the microwave to save time and then stuff them with orzo, spinach and feta. This basic recipe will work with almost any filling—try substituting different types of cheese, herbs or beans. Serve with whole-wheat pita bread and cucumber salad.

» Greek Orzo Stuffed Peppers

Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken

Chicken turns this Greek-inspired salad into a substantial main course. Feel free to substitute other chopped fresh vegetables, such as broccoli or bell peppers, for the tomatoes or cucumber. Use leftover chicken, store-roasted chicken or quickly poach a couple boneless, skinless chicken breasts while you prepare the rest of the salad. Serve with pita bread and hummus.

» Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken

Greek Salad with Sardines

The fresh, tangy elements of a Greek salad—tomato, cucumber, feta, olives and lemony vinaigrette—pair well with rich-tasting sardines. Look for sardines with skin and bones (which are edible) as they have more than four times the amount of calcium as skinless, boneless sardines. If you’re lucky enough to have fresh sardines available in your supermarket, try them in place of the canned sardines. Lightly dredge them in salt-and-pepper-seasoned flour and sauté them in a little olive oil.

» Greek Salad with Sardines


Healthy Greek recipes for moussaka, Greek salad and more easy dishes from the Greek cuisine.

Greek food is a delicious addition to a healthy diet. Our healthy Greek recipes, including Greek salad recipes, Greek recipes for dips, Greek dessert recipes and more easy recipes for Greek cuisine, are easy ways to eat more like a Mediterranean. Try our Greek salad recipes for lunch, our Greek dip recipes for a healthy appetizer or our moussaka recipes or Greek chicken recipes for a delicious dinner.

Healthy Greek Salad Recipes

Finely chopped raw broccoli is tender and mild--here it...
Feta cheese and chickpeas lend a Mediterranean flair to...
Chicken turns this Greek-inspired salad into a substantial...
An easy salad to serve with grilled chicken or steak for...
This attractive, full-bodied dish celebrates the Greek...
The secret to this New York diner-style salad is to dice...
A lively combination of tomato, onion, olives, oregano and...
The fresh, tangy elements of a Greek salad—tomato, cucumber...
Tofu boosts the protein in this Greek salad, making it...
This simple salad of chopped summer vegetables and herbs is...
Big flavors, big benefits. Loaded with vitamins and...

Healthy Greek Recipes for Dinner

A simple stew of fish and vegetables, enriched with the...
Lemon, garlic and oregano infuse this marinade with lots of...
Feta and spinach not only add great flavor to these Greek-...
Fava is the Greek word for bean puree, almost exclusively...
Smooth silken tofu replaces the eggs in our version of the...
For this Greek-style pizza, eggplant slices are grilled,...
Grilled or broiled eggplant has a meaty texture and taste...
Lamb loin chops are a healthy alternative to the more...
Lamb and eggplant are combined in dishes throughout the...
Fresh lemon and dill create a quick Greek-inspired pan...
This mushroom sandwich comes topped with a luscious Greek-...
Surprise your taste buds with this Greek twist on the...
Shrimp top a delicious saute of fennel, scallions and feta...

Healthy Greek Recipes for Dips

This pungent Greek-inspired dip is sensational on whole-...
Lots of freshly chopped herbs add zing to our white bean...
One taste of this simple, rustic spread—a popular meze or...
Serve this delicious cheese spread on crostini. Remember to...
This roasted eggplant and feta dip gets a kick from a fresh...
Yogurt cheese is the basis for this tangy cucumber dip....

Healthy Greek Recipes for Orzo

Orzo, a rice-shaped pasta, makes a delightful base for an...
We steam brightly colored bell peppers in the microwave to...
Serve this simple but unique spread with zucchini or...
Quintessential Greek flavors—feta, lemon and dill—combine...
Sure, orzo is good in soup, but there's no need to...

Healthy Greek Recipes for Dessert

Like many Greek and Middle Eastern sweets, this date-walnut...
Sweetened grappa gives fresh fruit a decidedly Greek flavor...
A rich, flavorful syrup infuses this Mediterranean-inspired...

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