- Souvlakia: Skewered cubes of lamb with onions, green peppers, and tomato wedges are marinated and then broiled to create one of the most celebrated Greek dishes. This top picture is a beautiful example of a traditional souvlakia plate.
- Spanakopita: Buttery layers of phyllo with a center portion of chopped cooked spinach and feta are mixed with bechamel to create a spanakopita pie.
- Hummus: This well-known dip, or spread, is made of cooked, mashed chickpeas, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and garlic.
- Moussakas: Fried eggplant slices layered with tomatoes, cheese, onions, and ground meat are finished off with a bechamel sauce. There's normally an unexpected, but seriously welcomed, hint of cinnamon incorporated into this dish.
- Dolmathes: Dolmanthes are a traditional finger food of grape leaves stuffed with rice, dill, and mint.
- Pilalfi: A fluffy rice simmered in butter, Greek spices, and chicken stock pairs perfectly with nearly every Greek dish.
- Keftedes: The Greek version of meatballs uses either lamb or ground beef, with heaping amounts of onion, garlic, oregano, and mint thrown into the mix.
- Greek yogurt: There's a reason Greek yogurt is so trendy right now. Not only is it creamy, flavorful, and a great source of protein, if John Stamos loves it then it's got to be good.
- Tzatziki: This staple of Greek cuisine is a tangy dip made from yogurt, minced cucumber, garlic, and mint.
- Kalamata olives: The almond-shaped Greek olive is a dark shade of purple with an excellent rich and fruity flavor.
- Feta: Feta is the most widely known and beloved of all the Greek cheeses. It's nearly synonymous with the concept of a Greek salad.
- Phyllo: This paper-thin pastry usually made of egg, flour, and water is the basis of many delicious Greek dishes.
- Tahini: A smooth puree of sesame seeds incorporated in both savory and sweet dishes.
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