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Mouthwatering Greek Feast: Easy Recipes for a Delicious Dinner!

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Mouthwatering Greek Feast: Easy Recipes for a Delicious Dinner!

What are some traditional Greek dishes that can be easily prepared for a dinner party?

Mouthwatering Greek Feast: Easy Recipes for a Delicious Dinner!

Get ready to indulge in the flavors of the Mediterranean with these easy and delicious recipes for a Greek feast. From appetizers to desserts, your taste buds will be in for a treat!

Appetizer: Tzatziki Dip

Tzatziki Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1 cucumber, grated and drained
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Chill for 1 hour.
  3. Serve with pita bread or fresh veggies.

Main Course: Greek Salad and Chicken Souvlaki

Greek Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, toss together lettuce, cucumber, tomato, onion, olives, and feta cheese.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper. Pour over salad and toss to combine.
  3. Thread chicken onto skewers.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper. Brush over chicken skewers.
  5. Grill chicken skewers until cooked through, about 5-6 minutes per side.
  6. Enjoy your delicious Greek salad and chicken souvlaki!

Side Dish: Spanakopita

Spanakopita

Ingredients:

  • 1 (10 oz) package frozen spinach, thawed
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 sheets phyllo dough
  • 1/2 cup melted butter

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Squeeze out excess moisture from spinach.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together spinach, feta cheese, scallions, dill, parsley, salt, and pepper.
  4. Place 1 sheet phyllo dough on a work surface. Brush with melted butter. Repeat with remaining sheets of phyllo dough, layering and buttering each sheet.
  5. Spoon spinach mixture onto phyllo dough, spreading it evenly. Fold up the sides to make a rectangular parcel.
  6. Place parcel on a baking sheet and brush with remaining butter. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy your delicious spanakopita!

Dessert: Baklava

Baklava

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb phyllo dough
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together walnuts, pistachios, and sugar.
  3. Place 1 sheet phyllo dough in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Brush with butter. Repeat with 7 more sheets of phyllo dough.
  4. Sprinkle 1/3 of the nut mixture over the phyllo dough.
  5. Layer another 8 sheets of phyllo dough, each brushed with butter. Sprinkle with another 1/3 of the nut mixture.
  6. Layer another 8 sheets of phyllo dough, each brushed with butter. Sprinkle with remaining 1/3 of the nut mixture.
  7. Layer final 8 sheets of phyllo dough, each brushed with butter.
  8. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until golden brown.
  9. In a small saucepan, bring honey and water to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  10. Drizzle honey syrup over the hot baklava.
  11. Cut into squares and serve. Enjoy your delicious baklava!

We hope you enjoyed these mouthwatering Greek recipes! Let us know which one was your favorite in the comments below.

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