6 Traditional Greek Dishes For Clean Monday

Print Friendly and PDF This coming Monday - February 15 - is Clean Monday in Greece. This is the start of the Lent period before Easter and there are several traditional dishes that are eaten on this day. Below, you'll find some of them. Just click on the links to go to the recipes.

This is also well-known worldwide. It is made from taramas, which is the fish roe from cod (mosy common) or carp. You may know Taramosalata as being bright pink in colour, but this is usually due to food colouring being added. It should be a colour varying from beige to light pink, depending on the fish roe.

These are delicious with Gigantes (see below) which is also traditionally eaten on Clean Monday. They can be prepared in a day, so there is time to get them ready.

There are several ways of cooking and serving octupus. This is a simple recipe with small pasta - the type used for minestrone - and is delicious served with grated cheese.

Macedonian Halva

This halva is traditionally associated with Clean Monday. The recipe is a well-kept secret, so it can only be purchased.

Eat and Enjoy!


Joanne Olivieri said...

Those butterbeans are making my mouth water. Love them.

Earth Momma said...

OMG I love all of these. I am crazy about greek dishes, wish I have visited Greece when I was still living in Europe though.

eva said...

i love greek dishes too. everyday i watch foodnetwork to learn new dishes.

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