Recipes for Greek Soups and Salads
Chicken Soup Avgolemono - Greek Egg-Lemon Chicken Soup
Chicken Soup Avgolemono is perhaps the most iconic of all Greek soups. It’s on the menu at every Greek restaurant or diner and you’ll find it as the first course at most Greek holiday celebrations.
Mediterranean Grilled Vegetable Salad
Tender grilled eggplant, zucchini, red peppers, and potatoes are tossed with Greek vinaigrette and topped with a bit of crumbled Feta cheese for a little extra zing.
Pasta Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing
A colorful and delicious pasta salad recipe featuring the unmistakable creaminess of Greek yogurt in the dressing.
Cool Greek Salads for Warm Weather
These versatile Greek salads offer refreshing tastes during the hot days of spring and summer. Equally at home as picnic salads and on the dinner table, most can be enjoyed as starters, side dishes, main courses, and even desserts.
3-Bean Salad - Fasolia Salata
The choice of beans and the dressing make this a typically Greek salad. Giant limas, fresh green beans, and small beans are dressed with an oil and lemon dressing that includes a touch of sweet mustard.
Arugula Salad with Fennel Root & Orange - Salata Roka me Finokio
A delightful combination of tastes, this salad calls for arugula, fennel root, and pieces of orange, tossed with a traditional olive oil and lemon juice dressing.
Baby Potato Salad - Patata me Avgo & Yiaourti
Potato salad is always a family favorite and this recipe combines the tastes of potatoes, eggs, and yogurt in a delicious dish for babies who are graduating from purees to more solid foods.
Beet & Garlic Salad - Pantzaria Salata
Greece produces a fine crop of beets and they're often paired with garlic or yogurt. This simple salad of beets and garlic can be made in under 15 minutes, if using canned beets.
Black-Eyed Peas with Capers - Mavromatika me Kapari
This easy dish highlights black-eyed peas with the tastes of onions, capers, and dill. Because it is often served chilled or at room temperature, we call it a salad, but it makes a wonderful warm side dish or vegetarian and vegan main dish.
Cabbage Salad - Lahanosalata
This isn't your everyday coleslaw although it may start out looking that way. Cabbage, carrots, wild celery, and garlic give this a unique taste, with a traditional Greek dressing of lemon and olive oil.
Colorful Chicken & Pasta Salad - Kotosalata
A delicious pasta salad made with a Greek flair calling for a yogurt and mayonnaise dressing.
Cos (Romaine) Lettuce Salad - Maroulosalata
The most common lettuce used in Greek foods is Cos (Romaine), a lettuce that has been cultivated for over 5,000 years. This simple salad is a favorite all over Greece.
Easy Bean Salad - Fasolia Xera Salata
This easy salad is made with Great Northern beans, onions, and parsley. It can be served as a salad, appetizer, or side dish, and makes a great addition to any picnic or cookout menu.
Fresh (Uncooked) Artichoke Salad - Aginara Salata
Welcome spring (or any time you find fresh artichokes) with this delicious garden salad made with thinly sliced uncooked artichoke hearts, tomato, cucumber, Cos (Romaine) lettuce, spring onions, and Greek olives.
Fruit Salad with Orange Juice - Froutosalata
This simple and easy salad can be the perfect end to a meal, a snack, or a meal in itself combined with cheeses and bread.
Greek Octopus Salad
Our Guide to Fish & Seafood Cooking brings a delightful octopus salad to the table with the traditional tastes of Greece.
Greek Salad - Horiatiki Salata
A classic, this salad relies heavily on the ripest and most aromatic tomatoes you can find. This is the salad that has become famous the world over.
Marinated Bulbs - Recipe for an Aphrodisiac?
The ancient Greeks believed that edible bulbs of flowering plants were an aphrodisiac, to increase sexual prowess and stamina. Whether they were or not, this recipe for marinated bulbs (served as a meze or salad) is a unique taste experience.
Marinated Peppers - Pipperies Xythates
Bell peppers marinated in wine vinegar and drizzled with olive oil make a terrific appetizer or salad. The recipe is simple, easy, with few ingredients.
Marinated Vegetable Salad - Lahanika Marinata
A great selection of vegetables make this easy-to-prepare salad a treat for the senses.
Potato Salad - Patatosalata
This potato salad has a traditional lemon-oil dressing. Delicious, easy, and quick, it brings potatoes to the table in a new way.
Potato Salad with Eggs - Patatosalata me Avga
Potato salad is a perennial favorite, and this version includes boiled eggs, cucumber, onion, and parsley, and an oil and vinegar dressing.
Purslane Salad with Yogurt & Capers - Glystritha Salata me Yiaourti
Purslane is a favorite addition to salads, and this salad combines it with romaine lettuce and capers, with a yogurt dressing.
Rice & Garden Vegetable Salad - Ryzosalata me Lahanika
This cold salad is an easy combination of rice and frozen mixed garden vegetables.
Shrimp & Honeydew Salad - Garithes Salata me Peponi
This refreshing summer salad combines the tastes of shrimp, honeydew melon, and grapes with a light mint dressing. Easy, quick, and delicious as a main dish or side salad.
Sliced Tomato Salad - Easy, Quick, and Simple
Celebrate the ripest tomatoes from your garden or market by serving them as simply as possible, enhancing taste only with a sprinkling of herbs and a drizzle of olive oil.
Stuffed Grape Leaf Wreath Salad
A classic combination of rice and lentils is wrapped in grape leaves to create a delicious wreath, perfect for the holidays or a special occasion. The recipe is easy, and should be made the day before.
Tomato and Feta Salad
It's quick, easy, and a delicious way to get a salad on the table. Perfect for busy cooks who are as concerned about taste as they are about presentation.
Watermelon & Feta Salad
This is a delightful summer salad of watermelon, feta cheese, thin slices of red onion, and balsamic vinegar.