Greek Foods
and Traditional Greek Recipes

Greek foods and traditional Greek recipes can easily be made at home once you acquire the right ingredients to make these wonderful Mediterranean foods.  Greek food recipes include the foods that were grown in Greece. 

Traditional Greek recipes were created using lots of seafood from the Mediterranean Sea.  And traditional Greek recipes will call for the use of Greek olive oil because olives are one of the major crops grown in Greece. 

Grapes play another big part in Greek agriculture and wine seems to be a very popular beverage among the Greek people.  Some modern Greek foods actually came from Egypt like hummus and falafels.

Ingredients Found in Greek Foods

  • Olives & Olive Oil
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Wheat, Barley & Rice
  • Spices
  • Poultry & Eggs
  • Goat Meat
  • Cheese & Yogurt
  • Honey
  • Grapes & Figs
  • Pork or Boar
  • Lamb
  • Seafood & Fish
  • Legumes
  • Citrus Fruit
  • Potatoes
  • Sesame Seeds

  • Tomatoes
  • Onions & Garlic
  • Leafy Greens
  • Cucumbers
  • Nuts

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.

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 - are fresh Greek salads made with fresh produce, Greek olives, Greek olive oil, and Greek feta cheese.  Also include Greek pasta salads.

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

Greek Lemon Chicken - a Greek comfort food made of roasted chicken and potatoes marinated in fresh lemon juice, herbs, and Greek olive oil.

Greek Dessert Recipes - features famous Greek desserts like baklava and rice pudding.  Also learn how to make a gluten free baklava recipe.

Greek Yogurt Recipes - will teach you how to make homemade yogurt and the trick to making thick Greek yogurt.

Easy Greek Recipes  - include a couple of easy Greek side dishes to go with mouth watering Greek burgers that have been roasted in the oven.

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.

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

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

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