Melitzanosalata — Greek Eggplant Dip, Eggplant Caviar

Is there anything an eggplant can’t do? I’m in love with the vegetable simply grilled with a little olive oil and salt, stuffed with tomatoes and onions, or finessed with red sauce and cheese in eggplant parmesan, but my absolute favorite way to eat it is in this simple Greek dip: Melitzanosalata. 

Greek Green Beans Braised with Tomatoes and Onions — Fasolakia Giaxni

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.

Butternut Squash and Hazelnut Mini Phyllo Pies

These butternut squash and hazelnut mini phyllo pies are perfect for a dessert spread. I love using individual phyllo shells. They’re ideal for both sweet and savory recipes, and the new graham cracker flavor from Athens Foods just begs for a pie filling. I’m giving this recipe a Greek spin by teaming butternut squash, with hazelnuts, Greek yogurt, and a little feta cheese for the base of the filling. Maple syrup and warming spices like cinnamon and nutmeg round out the decadent dessert bite that’s sure to be a hit on any holiday spread.

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