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Indulge in the Flavors of Greece with These Delicious Appetizer Recipes

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Indulge in the Flavors of Greece with These Delicious Appetizer Recipes

What are some traditional Greek appetizers that can be easily prepared at home?

Indulge in the Flavors of Greece with These Delicious Appetizer Recipes

Tzatziki

Tzatziki

  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled and grated
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together and chill in the fridge until ready to serve.

Spanakopita

Spanakopita

  • 1 lb spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 package phyllo dough
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a skillet, sauté the spinach, green onions, and garlic in olive oil until the spinach has wilted. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Let the mixture cool, then stir in the feta cheese. Line a baking dish with phyllo dough, brushing each layer with olive oil. Add the spinach mixture on top, then cover with more phyllo dough, brushing each layer with olive oil. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Dolmades

Dolmades

  • 1 jar grape leaves
  • 1 cup short grain rice
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup currants
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Rinse the grape leaves and remove the stems. In a skillet, sauté the rice, pine nuts, currants, green onions, and garlic in olive oil until the rice is lightly toasted. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the dill, mint, and lemon juice. Place a grape leaf on a work surface, shiny side down. Add a spoonful of the rice mixture in the center of the leaf. Fold in the sides, then roll up tightly. Repeat with the remaining grape leaves and rice mixture. Place the dolmades in a steamer and steam for 20-25 minutes, or until the rice is cooked. Serve warm or at room temperature.

These delicious Greek appetizers are sure to delight your taste buds with their bold flavors and fresh ingredients. Whether you’re hosting a party or just indulging in a special treat, these appetizers are sure to please. So go ahead and treat yourself to the flavors of Greece!

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