A lot of people would like to cook some Greek dishes, but would like something that is easy to prepare. So I've put together 12 easy dishes here - as you can guess, most of them are side dishes. I've also put together a small slide show with the dishes, with music by Theodorakis and Hadzidakis, which I hope you'll enjoy! To get the recipes, just click on the links.
This is an incredibly simple dish and popular in the villages especially, in the cold winter months. It is not so much the lentil soup that is so enjoyable as the whole meal with the accompaniments - feta cheese covered in olive oil and sprinkled with oregano; olives and bread, ideally olive pitta bread.
SIDE DISHES - MEZES
This is a classic Greek side dish, which can be served with meat and vegetable dishes, as well as accompanying souvlaki or gyros.
They can be eaten as a snack, as a meze with ouzo and/or beer or just as part of a buffet meal. Children love these!
These are different from the large, stuffed green peppers with rice - which is a main dish. These peppers are a delicious side dish and the filling is quite spicy - it has a nice tang to it!
This is a delicious - and filling - side dish, which has to be a hard cheese .
These tasty fritters are very easy to prepare and can be served as one of several side dishes - they go nicely with tzatziki - or as a light snack on their own.
This is a delicious and easy-to-make Greek summer snack. This is a speciality from the island of Santorini and is especially tasty with Santorini tomatoes. You can eat these as a side dish or a meze and are especially delightful with tzatziki and Greek salad.
This is well-known worldwide. It is made from taramas, which is the fish roe from cod (most common) or carp.
A variation on meatballs. This is a recipe for soutzoukakia from Smirni - Smirnaika Soutzoukakia. They are ideally served with rice and are very easy to prepare.
This can be eaten hot or cold and is delicious when accompanied by a large slice of Feta cheese.
You can have this to accompany your coffee or tea.
This is a refreshing and easily prepared cake for the summer months using Greek strained yoghurt.
Eat and Enjoy!