Greek Foods and Greek Dishes

Greek foods and Greek dishes are probably the healthiest of the Mediterranean foods.

Traditional Greek recipes were created using lots of seafood from the Mediterranean Sea.

Greek food recipes also include the foods that were grown in Greece. Some of the Greek dishes even have similarities to Ancient Egyptian dishes.

Grapes were a big part of Greek agriculture and wine seemed to be the beverage of choice among Greek people.

Traditional Greek recipes also call for the use of olive oil because olives are one of the major crops grown in Greece.

Common Ingredients used in Greek Dishes

Olives 

Fish & Seafood

Legumes

Tomatoes & Eggplant

Greek Herbs

Eggs & Nuts

Grains

Cheese & Milk

Poultry & Lamb

Grapes & Figs

Cucumbers

Onions & Garlic

Leafy Greens

Bee-keepers in Greece produced honey which was used to sweeten their desserts.

Goats and sheep were the most common livestock raised by the Greeks and were used for their meat, milk, and wool.

The Ancient Greek people cooked their Greek recipes by roasting, baking, boiling, and stewing over open fires or in wood burning ovens.

Ancient Greek Recipes

Ancient Greek recipes include the National Dish of Greece that has been consumed for thousands of years.

Traditional Greek Recipes

Greek Appetizers - includes one of the most Ancient and well known dips or condiments.

Greek Salad Recipes - fresh salads made of fresh vegetables and Greek cheese.

Cod Fish Recipes - include cod fillets cooked in a rich raisin flavored sauce.

Greek Lemon Chicken Recipe - a chicken dish made with fresh lemon juice and potatoes.

Greek Dessert Recipes - traditional desserts such as Baklava and Rice Pudding.

Greek Yogurt Recipe - learn how to make a thick and rich Greek yogurt.

Easy Greek Recipes

Easy Greek recipes include recipes for making Greek meatballs and easy side dishes to go with your Greek meatballs.

Greek Agriculture

A large percentage of Ancient Greek citizens made their living from farming. The Greek landscape was very difficult and rocky which limited which crops were grown.

Also, the weather in Greece was not the best for growing crops.

Grapes and olives were the two major crops grown and they were supplemented with vegetable gardens. They also had orchards of figs and almonds.

Grains such as wheat and barley were grown along with oilseed plants such as sesame. A variety of herbs were grown as well.

Grapes were used for the making of wine, olives were crushed to produce wonderful olive oil, and barley in particular was used to make their bread.

"Mini" Greece Travel Guide

Greece is one of the places that I would one day like to visit because of its beauty, history, and healthy food.


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