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Get Your Snack On with These Delicious Greek Meze Recipes

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Get Your Snack On with These Delicious Greek Meze Recipes

What are some traditional Greek meze recipes that we can easily prepare at home?

Get Your Snack On with These Delicious Greek Meze Recipes

Meze is a collection of small dishes served as appetizers or snacks in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries. These dishes are perfect for sharing with friends and family or as a quick bite to eat on the go. Greek meze is no exception. With its rich flavors and diverse ingredients, Greek meze is a great way to experience the vibrant culinary culture of Greece.

1. Spanakopita

Spanakopita

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound spinach, washed and trimmed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 sheets phyllo dough, thawed (8-1/2 x 14 inches)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • In a large skillet, cook spinach, onion, and garlic over medium heat until spinach is wilted and onion is softened.
  • In a large bowl, mix together spinach mixture, feta cheese, eggs, parsley, dill, salt, and pepper.
  • Place one sheet of phyllo dough on a clean work surface and brush with melted butter. Repeat with 5 more sheets, stacking them on top of each other.
  • Spread the spinach and feta mixture over the phyllo dough.
  • Place one sheet of phyllo dough on top of the spinach mixture and brush with butter. Repeat with 5 more sheets, stacking them on top of each other.
  • Cut into squares or diamonds.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until golden brown.

2. Tzatziki

Tzatziki

Ingredients:

  • 1 small cucumber, peeled and grated
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions:

  • In a medium bowl, mix together grated cucumber, yogurt, garlic, olive oil, dill, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

3. Keftedes

Keftedes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup vegetable oil

Instructions:

  • In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, parsley, mint, egg, salt, and pepper.
  • Form the mixture into walnut-sized balls.
  • Roll the balls in flour and shake off any excess.
  • In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  • Carefully place the meatballs in the skillet and cook until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.
  • Remove from skillet and place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

Enjoy these delicious Greek meze recipes with your friends and family for a flavorful snack or appetizer. Opa!

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