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Best Greek Summer Dishes

No history, fashion, and food styles can ever be completed without mentioning Greece. Greece has given a lot to the modern world in fashion, education, and food styles.

The Greeks are famous for savoring fresh vegetables in a unique style that you may not find in other cultures. Let us give you a few of the best Greek summer dishes.

Roasted Vegetables

This is a Greek classic you can serve with a small quantity of feta cheese and warm bread.

Its ingredient includes potatoes, zucchini, onions, garlic, and a lot of tomatoes. You need to add perfume of dill, fresh mint leaves, and basil to get that magical aroma. You may spice up this dish with chili flakes and cayenne. Some people also use it as a side dish with lamps, chips, or grilled fish.

You can get it ready in about 90 minutes on slow heat or in about 70 minutes if you over-roast it on high flames.

Greek Lamb Souvlaki

It’s a super easy but famous dish served with pita bread. Its best comes with the addition of tzatziki sauce.

Its ingredients are 1kg lamb (leg or shoulder part) in small chunks, 5 to 6 tbsp olive oil, crushed garlic, lemon juice, red onions chopped, dry Greek oregano, half tbsp, smoked paprika and cumin, 1 tbsp dry thyme. White salt and ground pepper as per flavor.

Add all spices in olive oil, whisk them together. Then pour the meat and chopped onion and blend it well. Let it marinate for 4 hours. Leave it overnight for the best taste. Now, use skewers to put the lamb kebab on a grill. Cook it for 10-15 minutes. Don’t forget to season your lamb meat with salt.

Yemista Vegetables plus meat

Yemista in Greek means stuffed. This is another classic veggie dish in Greece. Its ingredients are zucchini, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, and potatoes if you like.

Add a mix of meat, rice, and veggies in the oven and cook them on low heat for 60 minutes. You can omit meat to make it a pure veggie dish. Meat will give you the best flavor with these vegetables and rice. A great summer delight for those who like to have a meal full of energy and yet light on the stomach.  Its best taste comes when served with warm bread of your choice.

Spanakopita (Spinach-Feta Pie)

This is a classic summer Greek dish. This is easy to make pie. It comes with all the filled phyllo pies. Then you wrap phyllo sheets around spinach feta mixture and bake it for 25 to 30 minutes. Now add eggs, ricotta, and cheese in it. Feta will add a tinge of creamy and tangy flavor.

Phyllo is all wheat-based dough. It’s not easy to make this dish at home, which is why many people get it from the mall. This pie will be ready to serve in about 60 to 70 minutes. Serve it as a side or main dish.

Conclusion

Greek food is perfect for tasting in the summer. All of these dishes are full of flavour. That said, you should be highly cautious when eating these dishes as consuming too much can be dangerous for your long-term health.

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