This is a vlitopita! It’s my first time making it. What to do with so much vlita (amaranth plants) that I have? Use some in a pita! So this savory pie is one of the very many Greek pites that we see all over Greece. Everyone knows spanakopita & tiropita. Those are only two! We make hundreds of them! Both sweet & savory.
Every single Greek household has a recipe. Gemista are considered healthy, home cooked comfort food. And while there is a standard universal recipe, every cook brings their unique touch and love to this dish! I grew up eating them stuffed with a mixture of ground beef, rice and vegetables. In other households, they were stuffed … Continue reading Gemista – Greek Stuffed Summer Vegetables
Every Greek chef has their own version of briam, also known as tourlou tourlou. In simple terms it’s roasted mixed vegetables. Zucchini, eggplant, and onion seem to be a staple of the dish. However you can also add potatoes and peppers. Some use fresh tomatoes, while others use tomato sauce. Across the internet you will … Continue reading Briam – Tourlou Tourlou
Zucchini are always a great symbol of summer. In a previous post, I used the blossoms. In this post the actual zucchini. And they have become a popular replacement for pasta in many favorite dishes. But today, I am going for a more traditional recipe close to what I grew up eating. Boiled zucchini with … Continue reading Greek Zucchini Summer Salad
One of my favorite things of summer are the exquisite zucchini blossoms! I have eaten them batter dipped and fried as well as stuffed and baked. For this recipe I chose to stuff them with creamy, sweet manouri and salty mizithra cheeses. Baked zucchini blossoms stuffed with manouri and mizithra cheeses. Manouri is a soft, … Continue reading Baked Zucchini Blossoms stuffed with Manouri & Mizithra Cheeses
Kolokithokeftedes or zucchini fritters/ patties. These are one of my favorite Greek meze. 🇬🇷💙 I had to cut back some of my herbs in my herb garden, so this recipe has fresh basil, oregano, & mint in it. And it’s such a refreshing combination! The fresh herbs really make the difference! And truly you can … Continue reading Kolokithokeftedes or Zucchini Fritters Gone Ketolicious