Greek food is becoming more and more popular with people from all over the world and most towns and cities in Western countries boast at least one Greek restaurant serving authentic cuisine. People who are unfamiliar with Greek food may find getting to grips with the menu and knowing what to order a bit tricky at first. Here are some popular Greek dishes that are just waiting to be enjoyed.
This mixture of fresh vegetables, feta cheese and olive can be enjoyed either as a side dish or as a light meal on its own and features fresh Greek produce at its finest. In Greece salad is often eaten as an appetizer and diners can order a large bowl to share at the start of their meal.
This hearty dish of minced meat, tomato and eggplant is layered and baked together in the oven until soft and tender.
Seafood the Greek Way
Fresh seafood dishes are very popular in Greece and a wide range of different types of seafood can be found on most Greek menus. Some of the most popular types of seafood in Greece include octopus, sea urchin eggs, grilled fish and prawns and each of these dishes comes with a special dipping sauce that is typically made from ingredients such as lemon juice and olive oil and can be served with side dishes such as salad and fried potatoes to make a hearty meal that is ideal for sharing with friends and family.
Desserts in Greece tend to be extremely sweet and rather rich. One of the most popular sweet treats is baklava. This is a sticky and heavenly pasty that is filled with nuts and honey. Greek yoghurt is also the perfect accompaniment for dates and figs and can be sweetened with honey if desired.