It’s Greek to Me: good eating

Anyone who knows me knows that good food is one of my favorite things. So when I visited Greece, trying the local food wasn’t an option — it was a must. And I was NOT disappointed!

Not a fan of greens? Then the classic Greek salad is for you — it has no lettuce, instead it’s made of a delicious combination of fresh tomatoes, olives, onions, feta cheese, cucumbers, peppers, and sometimes croutons or salty capers, all tossed in an olive oil dressing.

Greek Salad

Kebabs are another popular dish in Greece. I had this one while staying in Crete. Seasoned ground meat served with pita, tomatoes, onions, and potatoes. This was seriously the best meal I’ve ever had. I was SO full, but I had to keep eating because it was so incredibly awesome. (Yes, I had a stomach ache afterward, but it was worth it.)

Greek Kebabs

You won’t find lasagna in Greece, but moussaka is similar — only without the pasta. With its layers of meat, eggplant, potato, cheese, and hint of tomato sauce, it will have you addicted in no time.

Greek Moussaka

Dessert usually consists of fruit (watermelon and honeydew are really popular). Some places have other options, and these are often a pastry dessert with some kind of filling — cream or fruit, for example. The one in the photo below had a citrus and cinnamon filling and was SO good! I’m gonna have to learn how to make phyllo (pronounced FEE-loh) pastry one of these days.

Greek Dessert


  • comment-avatar
    E.S. Ivy July 10, 2013 (6:27 am)

    This is making me hungry. 🙂

  • comment-avatar
    VKF July 11, 2013 (9:52 pm)

    There might’ve been some drooling going on while I wrote that post. 😉