Greek Week: Favorites

As much as I wanted to share a new recipe for each day of Greek Week, today was just not happening. Instead, I’ve decided to share some of my favorite Greek meals. Consider this a go to when you visit your next Mediterranean restaurant.

1. Koupepia

These are very similar to another dish that many are familiar with known as dolmades. While they share most of the same ingredients, koupepia have one unique feature: ground beef! MMM, cows. The mixture of rice and meat with spices and grape leaves is heavenly. This is by far my favorite Greek dish.

2. Souvlaki

I normally like pork souvlaki but chicken souvlaki is also very popular! Pieces of meat on a stick. What’s the problem? You often find this dish served with pita, tzatziki sauce, french fries, rice, or nothing at all. It’s full of flavor on its own so much so that you can just eat it like a corn dog. It’s delicious!

3. Gyro

I don’t like lamb. It’s definitely my least favorite of the meats but I can’t help but love gyros. Something about its smokey yet juicy taste makes it hard to stop eating. It’s usually in a pita sandwich served with tzatziki sauce and a variation of salad (lettuce, tomatoes, and onions). I always get it with just the sauce and it’s YUMMY.

4. Galaktoboureko

Who loves dessert? Definitely this chick. This pie involves phyllo dough that’s flaky and sweet like baklava with a mix of light and creamy custard that is to die for. It’s not too heavy yet filling all at the same time. I don’t have much to say about this choice other than if it’s offered, get it. You won’t be disappointed.

5. Loukoumades

Once again, these are sweet and delicious. Just the way I like it. If it contains a lot of sugar and is unhealthy for you, it’s pretty safe to say that I’ll adore it. Loukoumades are no exception. These dough puffs are deep fried (yum) and soaked in a honey syrup (YUM) then sprinkled with cinnamon on top (AHH!). These taste best when they’re fresh but you won’t go wrong with eating them even hours later.

These dishes are only scratching the surface of delicious Greekness. I will continue to share more recommendations as well as recipes throughout the week so stay tuned and gimme some oven lovin’.


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