5 Favorite Greek Dishes

Enjoy simple and healthful Mediterranean cuisine from the comfort of your own home.

  • Greek Salad
    Rachel Weill

    Greek Salad

    This salad features traditional ingredients: creamy feta cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes, and peppers. If you're used to vinegar-based Greek salads, this version–with the added brightness of fresh lemon juice–will be a delightful change.
  • Avgolemono (Greek Lemon-Egg Soup)
    Photo: William Meppem

    Avgolemono (Greek Lemon-Egg Soup)

    This refreshing soup is found all over Greece. Made with lemon and egg yolk, it's simple and delicious. Add chicken and rice for the heartier version featured here.
  • Grilled Leg of Lamb with Mint Gremolata
    William Meppem

    Grilled Leg of Lamb with Mint Gremolata

    To cook lamb, Greek chefs add lots of fresh herbs and garlic and cook it until the lamb is tender and succulent. This recipe is simple and will definitely be a crowd-pleaser.
  • Lamb Moussaka
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Mary Catherine Muir

    Lamb Moussaka

    This hearty comfort dish is reminiscent of lasagna, layering eggplant, ground lamb or beef, and creamy white sauce–all baked to perfection.
  • Greek-Style Yogurt with Honey and Walnuts
    William Meppem

    Greek-Style Yogurt with Honey and Walnuts

    Greek yogurt is a bit thicker and tangier than most Americans are used to. Jazz it up with honey and walnuts, or use whatever fruit is in season. Either way, it's a great healthy dessert alternative.

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