Greek Green Beans Braised with Tomatoes and Onions — Fasolakia Giaxni — is a simple vegetarian dish that packs a satisfying punch. It’s traditionally made from braising beans with tomato, onions and olive oil. I’m basing this recipe off a spectacular version of it that I ate seaside in Crete this summer. Find out how to make it.
Gigantes are gaining popularity in the U.S., but always transport me back to those seaside restaurants in the Aegean. Gigante beans are large white beans native to Greece and the Mediterranean, and in this recipe they are cooked in a zesty tomato sauce full of warming spices.
In my early days of cooking and baking, my mom would haul me down to the Dayton, Ohio Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church every summer to help the community prepare for our annual Greek festival. One of my favorite weeks was when we would bake Tsoureki, a sweet Greek bread traditionally served at Easter.
We all know that when zucchini start growing they grow in abundance. It’s hard to keep up with creative ways to make use of them. This is the perfect recipe for that — you can also easily double it to make more. Normally kolokithokeftedes are fried, but this method is a healthier version of the favorite, calling for baking the patties instead.
Traditionally diples are a sticky-sweet Greek dessert consisting of fried dough doused with a spiced honey syrup. In Opa! The Healthy Greek Cookbook that I co-wrote with Theo Stephan of Global Gardens, she offers a healthy, savory take on the pastry with her Tomato Foldover (Tomato Diples) recipe.
Make a roast lamb like never before. This recipe for stuffed leg of lamb that Theo Stephan of Global Gardens wrote for Opa! The Healthy Greek Cookbook will make any dinner party a success.
Ekmek Kataifi is a classic Greek dessert that uses a shredded phyllo base (kataifi) spiced with syrup and then layered with custard and topped with whipped cream and chopped nuts.
Linguini with Butternut Squash and Hazelnut Sauce made in a Thermomix is a rich, yet surprisingly healthy dish. Instead of using butter and cream, you’re developing flavors with Greek yogurt, feta cheese, and hazelnuts.
Transport yourself to my favorite Greek island with this recipe for Shrimp Santorini.
Spanakopita is a quintessential Greek recipe. It’s also the perfect street food. Master the art of making Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie with Feta) with this simple recipe.