Greek cuisine – dishes and snacks you absolutely must try.

Greek cuisine is considered one of the tastiest and healthiest in the world. It is dominated by a variety of meats, fresh fish, salads and seafood. It includes a wide variety of vegetables such as aubergines, courgettes, olives, peppers, lettuce, spinach, legumes such as chickpeas, beans and lentils. Each meal is full of fresh, mainly local vegetables.

Traditional Greek dishes to try while on holiday in Greece:

  1. Gemista – stuffed vegetables.

These are aromatic roasted vegetables stuffed with a filling of rice and minced meat. Tomatoes, peppers, aubergines and courgettes are the vegetables most commonly used to make this dish.

2. Tzatziki – the iconic Greek sauce.

Tzatziki is a world-famous sauce consisting of Greek yoghurt, fresh cucumber, Greek oil and garlic. It is a dip that goes perfectly with many dishes.

3. Greek cheeses.

Greek cuisine is associated with a huge selection of the most varied cheeses. It is worth going to a Greek market to buy regional cheeses such as feta, halloumi, mizithra or kasseri.

4. Musaka – baked aubergines with meat and cheese.

One of the most popular Greek dishes to try in a local restaurant. Baked minced meat, aubergine and potatoes under a thick layer of béchamel will appeal to many a tourist.

5. Pita gyros – the most famous fast food.

Heavily seasoned pieces of meat, fries, tomato and onion wrapped in pita dough with tzatziki sauce make up Greece’s most famous fast food. This delicious and inexpensive dish should be tried by everyone on their trip to Greece.

6. Suvlaki – Greek shashlik.

This is a popular Greek shashlik made with chunks of pork or chicken. Most often, sliders are served with vegetables, sauces and fries – similar to gyros.

7. Bougatsa me krema.

This is a sweet dish, most often eaten for breakfast. It is a baked filo pastry filled with a creamy filling. It is served sprinkled with icing sugar or cinnamon.

8. Fakes – lentil soup

This is one of the few soups of Greek cuisine, but still the most popular. It is a lentil soup with tomato sauce usually served in the colder months. <br><br>This is just a short list of dishes you absolutely should try in Greece.

With nautical greetings,
Marta from YACHTIC.com

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