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Traditional Greek Winter Meals

Greek cuisine is known for its emphasis on fresh ingredients, bold flavors, and healthy Mediterranean diet. Greek dishes are typically made with a variety of fresh vegetables, herbs, olive oil, and lean proteins such as fish and lean meats. Greek cuisine also features a wide variety of appetizers, or "mezedes," such as tzatziki, dolmades, and spanakopita, that are perfect for sharing. Additionally, Greek desserts such as baklava and loukoumades are considered some of the best in the world. However, it's a matter of personal preference whether someone finds Greek food good or not.

What Foods do the Greeks Eat in Winter?

Greek cuisine is known for its emphasis on fresh ingredients and bold flavors. Here are a few examples of traditional Greek winter foods:

  1. Soups: Greek soups are hearty and comforting, and often made with vegetables, legumes, and grains. Some popular Greek soups include fakes (lentil soup), kotosoupa avgolemono (chicken and egg-lemon soup) and kakavia (a fish soup).

  2. Stews: Greek stews, or "stifado," are made with meat, vegetables, and spices and often served over rice. Some popular stews include kokkinisto (a beef stew) and kotopoulo sto fourno (chicken baked in the oven with tomatoes and onions).

  3. Dolmades: Stuffed grape leaves are popular in Greek cuisine, and they are often filled with a mixture of rice, herbs, and sometimes meat.

  4. Pastitsio: A Greek version of lasagna made with a meat and tomato sauce, a layer of pasta and a creamy béchamel sauce on top.

  5. Kefetedes: Greek meatballs made with ground beef, lamb or pork and served with a variety of sauces or gravies.

  6. Koulouria: Traditional Greek ring-shaped bread, usually eaten as a snack or with dips.

  7. Loukoumades: Greek doughnuts, deep-fried and then drizzled with honey and cinnamon, they are a popular dessert or street food.

These are just a few examples of traditional Greek winter foods, there are many other delicious and comforting dishes that are enjoyed in Greece during the colder months.

Greek Ideas for Winter
Chicken Soup I

The recipe Chicken Soup I can be made in about 2 hours and 50 minutes. This recipe serves 10. One portion of this dish contains about 9g of protein, 7g of fat, and a total of 125 calories. For 49 cents per serving, this recipe covers 9% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It is perfect for Autumn. It works well as an inexpensive hor d'oeuvre. This recipe from Allrecipes requires chicken, celery, dill, and salt and pepper. This recipe is liked by 48 foodies and cooks. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free, dairy free, paleolithic, and primal diet. Overall, this recipe earns a solid spoonacular score of 44%. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Tom Kha Soup (Thai Chicken Coconut Soup), Avgolemono Soup (aka Greek Lemon Chicken Soup), and Tom Kha Soup (Thai Chicken Coconut Soup).

Cranberry Pecan Spinach Salad

Cranberry Pecan Spinach Salad takes around 10 minutes from beginning to end. One portion of this dish contains around 2g of protein, 13g of fat, and a total of 152 calories. This recipe serves 8 and costs 66 cents per serving. Head to the store and pick up cheese, torn spinach, garlic clove, and a few other things to make it today. This recipe is liked by 1 foodies and cooks. Not a lot of people really liked this hor d'oeuvre. It is brought to you by Taste of Home. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free, lacto ovo vegetarian, and primal diet. Overall, this recipe earns a pretty good spoonacular score of 64%. Similar recipes are Cranberry Pecan Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad, Roasted Butternut Squash, Pecan, Bacon, Mix Green & Baby Spinach Salad With Maple Syrup Vinaigrette, and German Lemon Cake With Cranberry Aka Cranberry Zitronenkuchen.

Lemon Yogurt Cake

The recipe Lemon Yogurt Cake can be made in approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes. This recipe serves 8 and costs 59 cents per serving. One serving contains 348 calories, 7g of protein, and 5g of fat. 191 person were glad they tried this recipe. It is a good option if you're following a lacto ovo vegetarian diet. Head to the store and pick up vanillan extract, whole-milk yogurt, eggs, and a few other things to make it today. It works well as a dessert. It is brought to you by Foodnetwork. With a spoonacular score of 31%, this dish is rather bad. Try Meyer Lemon-Greek Yogurt Pound Cake with White Chocolate-Greek Yogurt Topping, Lemon Yogurt Cake, and Lemon Yogurt Cake for similar recipes.

Mini Greek Burgers

Mini Greek Burgers might be a good recipe to expand your main course recipe box. For $2.45 per serving, this recipe covers 19% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 4. One serving contains 170 calories, 29g of protein, and 3g of fat. If you have tomatoes, dill, yogurt, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. 1 person were glad they tried this recipe. It is an affordable recipe for fans of American food. It is brought to you by Taste of Home. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 30 minutes. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 58%, which is solid. Users who liked this recipe also liked Mini Greek Burgers, Mini Greek Lamb Burgers, and Greek Chicken Burgers {with pickled red onion and Greek yogurt sauce}.

Grilled Chicken Wings with Spicy Chipotle Hot Sauce and Blue Cheese-Yogurt Dipping Sauce

The recipe Grilled Chicken Wings with Spicy Chipotle Hot Sauce and Blue Cheese-Yogurt Dipping Sauce is ready in around 1 hour and 8 minutes and is definitely an awesome gluten free and ketogenic option for lovers of American food. For $4.35 per serving, you get a main course that serves 6. One serving contains 1318 calories, 81g of protein, and 101g of fat. It is perfect for The Fourth Of July. 77 people found this recipe to be tasty and satisfying. A mixture of onion, greek yogurt, butter, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so delicious. It is brought to you by Foodnetwork. Overall, this recipe earns a pretty good spoonacular score of 69%. Slow Cooker Spicy Hot Wings, Apple Cheddar Turkey Burgers With Chipotle Yogurt Sauce, and Baked Sweet Potato Fries With Yogurt and Chipotle Pepper are very similar to this recipe.

Turkey Cacciatore Burgers on Portobello

Forget going out to eat or ordering takeout every time you crave Mediterranean food. Try making Turkey Cacciatore Burgers on Portobello at home. This main course has 566 calories, 56g of protein, and 33g of fat per serving. This recipe serves 4. For $5.32 per serving, this recipe covers 38% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe from Foodnetwork requires tomato paste, olive oil, bell pepper, and onion. This recipe is liked by 1 foodies and cooks. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 40 minutes. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 77%, which is pretty good. Greek Turkey Burgers with Portobello "Buns, Burgers Cacciatore, and Portobello Burgers are very similar to this recipe.

Boar's Head® Maple Honey Turkey Waldorf Salad

You can never have too many main course recipes, so give Boar's Head® Maple Honey Turkey Waldorf Salad a try. This recipe serves 4. Watching your figure? This gluten free recipe has 245 calories, 17g of protein, and 15g of fat per serving. For $2.53 per serving, this recipe covers 7% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 10 minutes. A mixture of greek yogurt, non-fat yogurt, confectioners' sugar, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so scrumptious. 3 people found this recipe to be flavorful and satisfying. It is brought to you by Allrecipes. With a spoonacular score of 34%, this dish is not so tremendous. Users who liked this recipe also liked Southwestern Rachel Sandwich with Southwestern Slaw: Boar’s Head Boldest Bracket Challenge, Turkey Waldorf Salad, and Turkey Waldorf Salad.

Western Hash Brown Omelet

Need a gluten free main course? Western Hash Brown Omelet could be a tremendous recipe to try. One serving contains 813 calories, 46g of protein, and 53g of fat. This recipe serves 4 and costs $4.05 per serving. 1 person found this recipe to be flavorful and satisfying. This recipe from Foodnetwork requires thickly deli ham, bell peppers, onion, and bell peppers. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 40 minutes. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 72%, which is pretty good. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Cheddar, Spinach, and Pepper Omelet Bagel Sandwich, Greek Inspired Spring Omelet, and Loaded Veggie Omelet.

Layered Salad for a Crowd

You can never have too many hor d'oeuvre recipes, so give Layered Salad for a Crowd a try. This gluten free recipe serves 20 and costs 31 cents per serving. One serving contains 146 calories, 4g of protein, and 13g of fat. This recipe from Taste of Home has 2 fans. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 20 minutes. A mixture of mayonnaise, romaine, dill weed, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so scrumptious. With a spoonacular score of 24%, this dish is rather bad. Similar recipes are Layered Salad for a Crowd, Layered Greek Salad for a Crowd, and Please-a-Crowd Salad.

Greek Salad from an Athens cafe

Greek Salad from an Athens cafe is a hor d'oeuvre that serves 4. Watching your figure? This lacto ovo vegetarian recipe has 135 calories, 3g of protein, and 8g of fat per serving. For $1.64 per serving, this recipe covers 15% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. If you have crusty bread and butter, cucumber, kalamatan olives, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. 1 person has made this recipe and would make it again. It is brought to you by Allrecipes. It is a budget friendly recipe for fans of Mediterranean food. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 15 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 62%. This score is solid. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Purple Cafe Greek Salad, Cafe Green Salad, and Bistro Salad A La Cafe Flo.

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