Greek Foods
and Traditional Greek Recipes

Greek foods and traditional Greek recipes can easily be made at home once you acquire enough recipes to make these wonderful Mediterranean foods.

Your Greek food recipes should include foods that were grown in Greece. 

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

Grapes also play another big part in Greek agriculture and wine seems to be a very popular beverage among the Greek people.  

Some traditional Greek recipes include seafood from the Mediterranean Sea.  As you might expect, fish plays a very important role in the Greek diet.

Ingredients Found in Greek Foods

  • Greek Olives
  • Extra Virgin Greek Olive Oil
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Wheat
  • Barley and Rice
  • Spices
  • Poultry
  • Eggs
  • Goat Meat
  • Feta Cheese & Greek Yogurt
  • Honey
  • Grapes & Figs
  • Pork or Boar
  • Lamb
  • Fish
  • Seafood
  • Legumes
  • Citrus Fruit
  • Potatoes
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Leafy Greens
  • Cucumbers
  • Nuts

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

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

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

Traditional Greek Recipes

Ancient Greek Recipes - includes the national dish of Greece and a very ancient Greek candy that has been consumed for thousands of years.

Greek Appetizers - includes a very popular and well known Greek yogurt appetizer or side dish called Tzatziki.  Also, traditional lamb and rice stuffed grape leaves.

Greek Salad Recipes - Greek salads made with fresh produce, Greek olives, Greek olive oil, and Greek feta cheese. 

Cod Fish Recipes - a raisin flavored Greek fish soup recipe made from cod and a traditional Psari Plaki recipe.

Greek Dessert Recipes - features famous Greek desserts like baklava and rice pudding.  Also learn how to make a lower carb Greek dessert with cheese.

Greek Yogurt Recipes - find out how to make homemade yogurt.  And learn the trick to making thick Greek yogurt.

Greek Agriculture

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 most crops. 

In spite of these challenges, a large percentage of ancient Greek citizens made their living from farming.

Grapes and olives were the two major crops grown.  And they were supplemented with vegetable gardens.

They also had orchards of figs and almonds.  And grains such as wheat and barley were grown along with oilseed plants such as sesame.

The Acropolis is an ancient center located above the city of Athens Greece. 

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

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