Kinteata nettle soup is a dense and delicious broth of nettles and spearmint, spiced with red chili flakes called bukovo or ground black pepper and thickened with cornflour. Pontic Greeks love the retro dark green nettle soup and enjoy it as a starter/appetizer especially during the winter season. This historic recipe from the Kingdom of Pontus or Pontic Empire (later called ‘Greek region of Pontus’) is part history and part gastronomic experience.
The mint-infused kolokythokeftedes are a classic Greek mezze. The courgette balls are very light because they are baked. Buckwheat kolokythokeftedes are crunchy on the outside and sticky on the inside. They are gluten-free!
Let’s take a trip down memory lane with these retro carob biscuits! They have a naturally sweet and earthy flavour and are the best for dunking in tea or coffee. You can always fall back on that old favourite, carob biscuits for a good family breakfast. Your kids will love them and you will love how simple they are to make!
You really can’t go wrong with Greek moussaka for dinner. However, this dish is even better because it is vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free! This recipe is so delicious (and on the healthier side), we bet your kids will eat their veggies! Moussaka is a retro dish created by the Greeks of Smyrna and Alexandria. Plant-based moussaka is just as summery and tasty: this yummy combination of sweet aubergines, hearty potatoes, and savoury mushrooms, all topped with a rich vegan béchamel sauce is stick-to-your-ribs filling. Actually, you will prefer the plant-based version of this traditional Greek dish! It is guaranteed to have everyone at the table licking their forks and asking for seconds. This recipe will become your new favourite!
Frying courgette flowers is a simple way to bring out their natural fragrance, and create the ultimate summer Greek mezze! That’s the dish that sings the song of early summer. Even though this is a gourmet recipe, this amazing dish requires just 4 ingredients and it is appropriate for kitchen newbies.
Nothing is better than homemade marinara tomato sauce and having a taste of fresh summer tomatoes. The marinara recipe is a vintage one that we never want to forget! A bowl of pasta with marinara sauce is everyone’s favorite dish. This is a very easy, healthy and simple recipe—one of life’s simple pleasures. Serve with crackers for dipping.
Peppers stuffed with buckwheat is an easy-to-prepare and uniquely delicious summer dish. The mint-infused nutty buckwheat filling and the sweet summer bell peppers pairing is a celebration of summer! The recipe is gluten-free and works well as either a side or main dish.
Constantinopolitan Greeks have conjured up their best skill to prepare the perfect viand for summer, a delicate and vegan Greek mezze. Stuffed courgette flowers are great delicacies. This recipe is a real celebration of summer! The vibrant colours of this dish, its bright aroma of fresh herbs, and its tangy lemon flavour will offer you an unforgettable food experience. Oh, let’s make fancy stuffed courgette flowers! We’ll be transported simultaneously to a Greek island and our first summer gathering by the sea.
Let’s piece the tender and flavorful beetroot leaves, the mint-infused rice, and the refreshing notes of freshly squeezed lemon together to get a dish highly appreciated by everyone, the vegan-yalantzi beetroot leaves dolmades.