Fall is all about comfort food, but that doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice being healthy. It also doesn’t mean that your healthier dishes have to be boring. This Harvest Quinoa Pilaf isn’t your every day grain bowl. Instead, it’s packed with energy boosting and vitamin-rich ingredients like quinoa, pomegranates, and sweet potatoes. Together, they create a dynamic combination of flavors, textures, and colors. What’s not to love?! Oh, and it’s also is super easy to make and only uses one pot, for easy cleanup.
Fava, the Greek yellow split pea purée is a delicious, healthy powerhouse. What makes the Greek and Mediterranean Diet so healthy? Legumes like the humble …
I wanted to put a healthier spin on the classic Greek skordalia and update it a bit. So instead of the starchy base like bread or potatoes, I’m using avocado for this recipe. Avocados are nutrient dense and full of healthy fats. They also whip up perfectly with garlic, extra virgin olive oil, and lemon that are the backbone of this recipe.
Imam Bayildi is a classic Greek recipe for eggplants stuffed with savory tomatoes, onions and spices with roots in its Ottoman occupied past. The literal translation means “the imam fainted,” of course because this combo of tender eggplants and savory tomatoes tastes so incredibly delicious. This is my go-to dish for both a relatively easy weeknight vegetarian meal, and as a show-stopping meatless marvel at my pop-us dinners. It packs so much flavor, is gorgeous, and incredibly stunning.
To say meatballs are one of my favorite comfort foods would be an understatement. I love them with any type of ground meat, served alone, or Keftedes served with tzatziki on a mezze spread. I make them all the time for my Los Angeles personal chef clients because they are so versatile, delicious, and freeze well. But one of my favorite ways to eat them is in tomato sauce full of savory spices like in this Soutzoukakia recipe.
At it’s most basic, Star Bread is a delicious solution when you want to make a pull-apart bread, but elevate it to the next level. Its star shape has three layers and eight points. And you stuff each layer with a sweet or savory filling. It is perfect for the holidays or if you just need a show stopping centerpiece for your table.
This Southwestern Spiced Chicken Soup recipe is delicious and satisfying. It’s based off tortilla soup, but bumps up the flavors and vegetables in the soup instead of using tortillas as a filler to create a healthier outcome.
Avgolemono Soup is the most famous of all the Greek soups. Learn how to make the Greek egg lemon chicken soup with this easy recipe.
These sliders are a riff on a classic Greek keftedes meatball recipe. You can use any meat you want — turkey (pictured), lamb, beef, chicken, etc. — and then make it super flavorful with fresh herbs like mint and parsley, and aromatics like onion and garlic.
If you’re like me and can’t pass up a good crab cake, these salmon cakes are the perfect dish for you. Sometimes good crab is hard to find, which is why using fresh, wild salmon in this recipe is so easy. It also is a great source of healthy omega 3s, B vitamins, and potassium.