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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
Greek Pizzas

The recipe Greek Pizzas is ready in around 30 minutes and is definitely an outstanding lacto ovo vegetarian option for lovers of Mediterranean food. This main course has 201 calories, 15g of protein, and 12g of fat per serving. This recipe serves 4. For $1.74 per serving, this recipe covers 24% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe from Taste of Home requires pita breads, tomatoes, garlic powder, and ricotta cheese. A couple people made this recipe, and 15 would say it hit the spot. With a spoonacular score of 94%, this dish is amazing. Greek Pizzas for Two, Greek Pizzas for Two, and Greek Pizzas are very similar to this recipe.

Horseradish Meatballs

Horseradish Meatballs requires roughly 1 hour and 5 minutes from start to finish. This dairy free recipe serves 18 and costs 27 cents per serving. This hor d'oeuvre has 82 calories, 4g of protein, and 3g of fat per serving. Head to the store and pick up water, ketchup, ground mustard, and a few other things to make it today. 16 people have tried and liked this recipe. It is brought to you by Taste of Home. With a spoonacular score of 26%, this dish is rather bad. Users who liked this recipe also liked Beer Braised Beef Meatballs with Horseradish Sauce, Cocktail Meatballs – Grape Jelly Meatballs, and Greek Chicken Meatballs (Mediterranean Meatballs).

Sweet Onion Pie

Sweet Onion Pie takes around 55 minutes from beginning to end. This recipe serves 8. One serving contains 195 calories, 7g of protein, and 9g of fat. For 77 cents per serving, this recipe covers 7% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 1 person were impressed by this recipe. If you have unbaked pastry shell, pepper, evaporated milk, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It is brought to you by Taste of Home. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 26%, which is rather bad. Similar recipes are Sweet Onion Pie, Sweet Onion Turkey Cheddar Pie, and Greek Greens and Sweet Onion Pie.

Cauliflower Spinach Salad

Need a gluten free and lacto ovo vegetarian hor d'oeuvre? Cauliflower Spinach Salad could be an awesome recipe to try. This recipe serves 10 and costs 44 cents per serving. One portion of this dish contains approximately 2g of protein, 1g of fat, and a total of 54 calories. 1 person were glad they tried this recipe. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 10 minutes. Head to the store and pick up mandarin oranges, torn spinach, evaporated milk, and a few other things to make it today. It is brought to you by Taste of Home. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 82%, which is excellent. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Cauliflower Spinach Salad, Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Spinach and Chickpeas, and Greek Spinach Salad In Mini Phyllo Cupgreek Spinach Salad In Mi.

Greek Pizzas

If you want to add more gluten free recipes to your recipe box, Greek Pizzas might be a recipe you should try. This recipe serves 4. One portion of this dish contains around 19g of protein, 17g of fat, and a total of 281 calories. For $2.03 per serving, this recipe covers 11% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It works well as a Mediterranean main course. 1 person were impressed by this recipe. This recipe from Taste of Home requires oregano, greek vinaigrette, greek olives, and herb flatbread wraps. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 20 minutes. With a spoonacular score of 38%, this dish is not so outstanding. Try Greek Pizzas, Greek Pizzas for Two, and Greek Pizzas for Two for similar recipes.

Greek Sloppy Joes

You can never have too many American recipes, so give Greek Sloppy Joes a try. This recipe serves 6 and costs $2.27 per serving. One serving contains 369 calories, 24g of protein, and 13g of fat. This recipe from Taste of Home requires oregano, tomato sauce, feta cheese, and romaine. It works well as a main course. Not a lot of people made this recipe, and 1 would say it hit the spot. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 25 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 48%. This score is good. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Greek Sloppy Joes, Greek Chicken Sloppy Joes, and Greek Crock Pot Sloppy Joes.

Peanut Pretzel Clusters

Peanut Pretzel Clusters is a hor d'oeuvre that serves 36. For 92 cents per serving, this recipe covers 1% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Watching your figure? This dairy free, lacto ovo vegetarian, and vegan recipe has 71 calories, 1g of protein, and 2g of fat per serving. 1 person has tried and liked this recipe. A mixture of vanilla, raisins, peanuts, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so scrumptious. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 15 minutes. It is brought to you by Taste of Home. With a spoonacular score of 13%, this dish is not so excellent. Try Nutty Raisin Pretzel Clusters, Greek Yogurt Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Maple Peanut Clusters, and Peanut Clusters for similar recipes.

Greek Salad

Greek Salad requires about 12 minutes from start to finish. This recipe serves 4 and costs $3.47 per serving. One serving contains 522 calories, 16g of protein, and 32g of fat. 46 people found this recipe to be flavorful and satisfying. This recipe is typical of Mediterranean cuisine. A few people really liked this main course. Head to the store and pick up coarse salt and pepper, pita breads, vine tomatoes, and a few other things to make it today. It is a good option if you're following a lacto ovo vegetarian diet. It is brought to you by Foodnetwork. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 88%, which is awesome. Similar recipes include Horiatiki Greek Salad (Traditional Farmer's Greek Salad), Easy Grilled Cornish Hens and Zucchini with Greek Marinade, Tzatziki, and Greek Salad, and Easy Grilled Cornish Hens and Zucchini with Greek Marinade, Tzatziki, and Greek Salad.

Feta Zucchini Pancakes

Feta Zucchini Pancakes might be a good recipe to expand your main course repertoire. One serving contains 281 calories, 13g of protein, and 18g of fat. This recipe serves 4 and costs $1.43 per serving. 1 person were impressed by this recipe. Head to the store and pick up green onions, feta cheese, mint, and a few other things to make it today. It is brought to you by Taste of Home. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 30 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a lacto ovo vegetarian diet. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 41%. This score is solid. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Greek Feta Zucchini Pancakes, Fetan and Spinach Pancakes, and Veggie-stuffed savoury pancakes with feta cheese sauce.

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.

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