Category Archive: Main Dish

This hearty and tasty traditional Greek bean soup will warm you up on even the coldest of winter days. It is very simple to prepare and is usually served with bread and of course the standard feta cheese and olives.

Lamb Fricassee

October 10, 2014 by Zoe Vlachos - in Main Dish, Recipes

What is a fricassee you ask? It’s halfway between a sauté and a stew, with many variations.  This Greek lamb fricassee recipe is a wonderful celebration of flavours. It’s hearty and hits the spot! Enjoy!

Many feel like cooking octopus at home is an intimidating task, so they forgo the idea altogether. I was that person! I assure you that it’s really quite simple and by following a few easy steps your end result will be delicious, tender and something to feel proud about!  There are several methods that people […]

Dolmades are fragrant grape leaves stuffed with rice and aromatic herbs and can also include ground beef,  pork or lamb. In this recipe I incorporate ground beef to the filling. Dolmades are usually accompanied by an avgolemono or tomato sauce and can be eaten warm or at room temperature.  Jarred grape leaves are available in […]

I LOVE PASTA! It’s probably one of the most versatile, inexpensive and hearty ways to feed a family. It’s wonderful that there are so many healthy varieties of pasta available today, so that health conscious people are not left feeling guilty about the “refined white stuff” and people with sensitivities to gluten can also enjoy […]

This is a very popular summer casserole dish for Greeks; using as many seasonal garden veggies and herbs that we can get our hands on!  I like to make Gemista year round, especially when  I have vegetables that look like they are beginning to wilt. This a great way to clean out the refrigerator! Gemista […]

You will love this rustic, fragrant dish of rich succulent red wine braised lamb, with mushrooms. It’s quick and easy to prepare and yet looks very fancy and time consuming; making this dish one of my  favourite dinner party meals!  Mashed or roasted potatoes taste great alongside this great meat dish. Servings: 6  

This delicious and hearty traditional Greek soup recipe is a must try! Ground beef, rice, grated onion and herbs are mixed together to form bite size balls and they are submerged into a flavourful lemon, egg broth. The whole family will love it!

Feta tastes great with just about everything- from watermelon to pizza! When incorporated into meals, it seems to make everything look and taste gourmet! In this recipe I use feta along with sauteed kale, onion, garlic and red pepper flakes to stuff herbed chicken  breasts. The flavour intensity is off the charts! Kale is a great […]

Aside from the traditional Greek spinach pie (spanakopita), and cheese pie (tiropita), Greeks enjoy using phyllo to make many other savoury pies!  This delicious pepper pie recipe includes feta cheese, caramelized onions, garlic, peppers and mushrooms sprinkled with rosemary and enclosed in crunchy phyllo goodness!