Horta in Greece is a popular side dish, eaten hot or cold. It is made of cooked leaf vegetables, seasoned with olive oil and lemon. Depending on the area and time of the year, many different types of green, leaf vegetables can be used, such as Swiss chard, kale, spinach.
Spanakopita is a delicious Greek pie made with phyllo dough, spinach and feta cheese. This Greek dish is great for any time of the day, as a main dish or a starter.
A very tasty Greek specialty, if you don’t mind the look – the grilled octopus. Here with olive oil, lemon, oregano and parsley.
A well known around the world Greek salad – must be with the feta cheese. The traditional Greek feta cheese is made from the mix of goat’s milk and sheep’s milk.
Tzatziki is a cold Greek sauce made from yogurt with sliced cucumbers, garlic, olive oil, salt, possible with dill or mint. It can be used as a dip, as part of an appetizers plate, or it can be served with a meat dish.
Dolmades (singular dolma) are often served as part of meze. They are grape leaves (vine leaves) stuffed with rice, pine nuts and seasonings, or with ground meat (lamb), pine nuts, fresh mint and seasonings.
As Spanish have their tapas, so Greek have their meze – small appetizers which can be a meal in itself.