Category Archives: Recipes

Tzatziki

tzatziki

Tzatziki, pronounced sat-ZEE-key (or in Greece cha-CHI-key), is a yogurt-based cucumber sauce traditionally made with strained salted sheep or goat milk yogurt and combined with cucumbers, garlic, and herbs. This recipe includes store-bought yogurt and vinegar, which could result in quite a tangy sauce; by cutting the yogurt in half, however, and adding sour cream, the […]

Greek Salad

Greek salad

In Greek: Greek salad pronounced haw-ree-AH-tee-kee sah-LAH-tah (χωριάτικη σαλάτα) A traditional Greek salad is a staple in just about any Greek restaurant anywhere in the world. But what makes such a salad authentic, and how can you make one at home? This recipe should get you started and impress your dinner guests, whether or not […]

Saganaki: Pan-Seared Greek Cheese

Saganaki

Considering how delicious it is, saganaki is a surprisingly simple Greek recipe, at least in its basic form. There are many variations out there, but the simple cheese version is immensely popular. Saganaki is written as σαγανάκι in Greek and pronounced sah-ghah-NAH-kee. The recipe takes its name from the pan in which it’s made: the sagani, a two-handled pan made of […]

Pagoto Kaimaki: Orchid Ice Cream with Gum Mastic

Kaimaki

In Greek: Pagoto Kaimaki, pronounced pah-ghoh-TOH kah-ee-MAH-kee (παγωτό καϊμάκι) This fabulous, creamy ice cream calls for gum mastic, that gives it an almost chewy texture, and salep, used as a thickening agent. Both give the ice cream a unique taste. Golden gum mastic from Chios (mastiha) may be available through Greek grocers, and salep (salepi, […]

Classic Greek Eggplant Moussaka

Moussaka

Greek moussaka is a casserole made by layering eggplant and potatoes with a spiced meat filling and then topping it off with a creamy egg-enriched béchamel sauce (white sauce) that is baked to golden perfection. It is perhaps the most widely recognized of all Greek dishes and was made famous by the legendary Greek chef Nicholas Tselementes. This […]