Opa! Try This Authentic Greek Feast for your Next Dinner Party


Opa! Try This Authentic Greek Feast for your Next Dinner Party

What are some traditional Greek dishes that can be included in a Greek feast for ⁣a dinner party?

Opa! Try This Authentic Greek Feast for your ⁤Next Dinner Party

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⁤If you’re‍ looking to impress your ​guests ‍with a hearty and flavorful meal, why not ⁢try an authentic Greek feast? With a ⁤range of dishes that feature the freshest ingredients, and bold flavors, this cuisine is ⁢sure‌ to impress anyone who tries it.⁤ Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or just want to spoil your⁢ family, ‌this is the perfect meal. Not​ sure ‍where ​to start? Here are⁤ some ⁢delicious recipes to get you started.

Appetizer: Spanakopita


‌ ⁢ Spanakopita is a classic‍ Greek dish made with spinach‍ and feta cheese. It is wrapped in phyllo dough and baked until crispy and golden brown. This dish is perfect⁤ for an appetizer or snack, and is sure to impress your guests with its bold flavors ⁢and flaky texture.


  • 1 lb. ​frozen spinach,‍ thawed and drained
  • 1 lb. feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped⁤ fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh ⁤dill
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 ⁣lb. phyllo dough, thawed
  • 1/2 cup⁤ unsalted butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven​ to 375°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together spinach, feta cheese,⁤ garlic,‌ parsley, dill, ‍and ⁤egg.
  3. Layer 4-5 sheets of​ phyllo dough ​on a cutting board ⁣or work surface, ⁤brushing each sheet with melted butter as you go.
  4. Spoon a layer of the spinach mixture onto ‌the ⁣phyllo dough, leaving ⁢a 1-inch‍ border on all sides.
  5. Roll up the phyllo dough, sealing the edges⁤ with additional melted butter.
  6. Repeat ‌until all the spinach mixture⁢ is used up.
  7. Bake‍ spanakopita on a baking ‍sheet for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden⁢ brown and​ crispy.
  8. Serve ⁤warm or at room ‍temperature.

Main Course:​ Souvlaki


⁣ ⁤‍ Souvlaki is a traditional⁤ Greek dish that features marinated ‍and grilled​ meat on skewers. It is typically made ​with pork, but can also be ‍made with ⁤chicken or beef. ‌This ‌juicy and flavorful dish is perfect for any occasion,⁢ and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next dinner party.


  • 2 lbs. boneless pork loin, cut into 1-inch ‍cubes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon ⁣juice
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 red onion, sliced⁢ into thin rings
  • 8-10⁢ skewers (if using wooden skewers,​ soak ‍in water for⁢ 30 minutes before using)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk⁤ together olive oil, ‌lemon juice, oregano, garlic, ​salt, and pepper.
  2. Add the pork cubes ⁢to the marinade‍ and toss to⁢ coat. ⁢Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or up to 24 ‍hours.
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high ​heat.
  4. Thread the pork cubes and onion slices onto‌ the skewers.
  5. Grill the skewers ⁢for⁤ 10 to ‌15 minutes, turning occasionally, or‌ until the pork is cooked through and charred in ⁤spots.
  6. Serve hot with tzatziki⁢ sauce and pita bread.

Dessert: Baklava


​ ​ Baklava is a sweet and sticky pastry made with a combination of⁢ nuts ⁢and phyllo dough, and soaked in honey syrup. It ‌is a traditional⁤ Greek dessert that is ​perfect for ‌any occasion, and is sure to be a hit ⁣with⁢ your guests.


  • 1 lb. ⁤phyllo dough, thawed
  • 1 lb. unsalted butter, ⁢melted
  • 2 cups finely ‍chopped ​walnuts
  • 2⁢ cups finely chopped almonds
  • 1 cup granulated ‌sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2⁣ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1⁤ tablespoon⁣ freshly​ squeezed lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large⁤ mixing​ bowl, combine the chopped walnuts,⁣ almonds, sugar, cinnamon, and cloves.
  3. Layer 4-5 sheets ‍of phyllo‌ dough in a 9×13 inch ‌baking ​dish, ⁣brushing each sheet with melted‍ butter as​ you⁤ go.
  4. Sprinkle a layer of the nut mixture evenly over the phyllo⁢ dough.
  5. Repeat layers of phyllo dough and nuts, until all ingredients are used up, finishing‍ with a layer of phyllo dough on top.
  6. Cut the baklava into diamond or ⁤square shapes with a sharp ⁢knife.
  7. Bake the baklava for 35-40 minutes, or until ‍golden brown and ⁤fragrant.
  8. In ‌a small saucepan, heat honey, water, and lemon juice over medium heat, ​stirring constantly, until the honey is dissolved.
  9. Pour the honey syrup over the⁢ hot baklava, making sure ‌to cover all the pieces.
  10. Allow the ‌baklava to cool completely before serving.

​ Your Greek feast is sure⁤ to be a‌ hit with ‌your guests,​ thanks to these delicious recipes. From spanakopita to souvlaki⁣ to baklava, you’ve got all ⁤the classic‍ dishes covered.⁢ Don’t forget to serve⁤ with plenty of extra tzatziki sauce and pita bread, and raise a glass ‍of ouzo to toast your success. Opa!

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