Favorite Greek Recipes

Having done our Yoga Teacher Training in Greece 2 years in a row, we wanted to share our Favorite Greek Recipes.
You’ll honestly never be able to nail the Tzatziki quite like they do at Pelagos Hotel, simply because of the fresh yogurt on the Greek Islands, but this easy recipe is directly from the island of Santorini and will at least hold you over until you can get the real thing next Summer!

Mediterranean Hummus


1 cup Greek Yogurt
3 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1 Tbsp. Vinegar
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cucumber – peeled, seeded & diced
1 tsp. chopped fresh dill

Mix the olive oil, vinegar, garlic and salt in a bowl. Add this mixture to the yogurt and mix well. Lastly, add the cucumber and chopped fresh dill. Chill for 2 hours before serving or until you can’t wait any longer!

Mediterranean Hummus

We have since learned that Fava is more popular in Greece than hummus, but hummus is just as delicious.
Here’s a quick & easy hummus full of Mediterranean flavor!

Mediterranean Hummus
  • 1 can chickpeas washed & drained reserving some of the liquid in case you need it to thin the hummus
  • 1 large roasted red bell pepper with skin removed (you can also use jarred)
  • 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes packed in oil, reserving oil
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. course sea salt
  • To roast the pepper heat the oven to 475, put the pepper in on a pan allowing it to blister; monitoring & turning it so all sides are dark and bubbly.
    When done, place the pepper in a paper bag to cool.
    Once cooled, remove the skin.

    Place all ingredients in a food processor or Vitamix and blend until smooth and creamy, using the oil from sun-dried tomatoes and the liquid from chickpeas to create desired consistency.

    Serve with crackers, pita chips or veggies!

    What are your favorite Greek recipes?

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