Mediterranean Delight: How to Make a Perfect Greek Dinner at Home


Mediterranean Delight: How to Make a Perfect Greek Dinner at Home

What are some authentic Greek dishes that can be included in a Mediterranean-inspired dinner menu?

Mediterranean Delight: How to Make a Perfect Greek Dinner at Home

When you think of Greek food, what comes to mind? Flavorful dips like tzatziki and hummus? Fresh salads topped with olives and feta? Hearty entrees such as moussaka and souvlaki? Whatever your favorite Greek dishes may be, there’s nothing like enjoying them in the comfort of your own home. Follow this recipe to create a delicious and authentic Greek dinner that will transport you and your guests to the Mediterranean coast.

Greek Dinner


For the tzatziki:
1 cup plain Greek yogurt

1 cucumber, peeled and grated

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp lemon juice

salt and pepper to taste
For the Greek salad:
1 head romaine lettuce, chopped

1 cucumber, sliced

1 bell pepper, sliced

1 small red onion, sliced

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1/2 cup Kalamata olives

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

1/4 cup olive oil

2 tbsp red wine vinegar

1 tsp dried oregano

salt and pepper to taste
For the souvlaki:
2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into cubes

1/4 cup olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp dried oregano

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

1 lemon, juiced


For the tzatziki:

1. In a medium bowl, mix together the Greek yogurt, grated cucumber, minced garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice.

2. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

3. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

For the Greek salad:

1. In a large bowl, combine the romaine lettuce, sliced cucumber, bell pepper, red onion, cherry tomatoes, Kalamata olives, and crumbled feta cheese.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.

3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.

4. Divide the salad among plates and serve immediately.

For the souvlaki:

1. In a large bowl, combine the cubed chicken breast, olive oil, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, black pepper, and lemon juice.

2. Toss to coat the chicken evenly.

3. Preheat a grill to medium-high heat.

4. Thread the chicken onto skewers.

5. Grill the chicken skewers for 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through.

6. Serve the souvlaki hot with the tzatziki and Greek salad.

Now that you know how to make a perfect Greek dinner at home, why not invite some friends over to share it with? They’re sure to be impressed with your cooking skills and the delicious flavors of the Mediterranean. Opa!

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