Soups and Stews

Greek Egg and Lemon Soup (Avgolemono)

Makes 6 to 8 servings Add shredded chicken, sausage, cooked beans, or even some frozen veggies, like peas, to this soup to stretch it a bit. Substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth, if you prefer. Ingredients 6 cups chicken broth 1/3 cup long-grain white rice 4 eggs, separated Salt […]

Sauces, Dressings, and Condiments

Greek-Style Feta Sauce

Makes 1 1/2 cups Ingredients 1 cup feta cheese 1/4 cup minced dill 1/4 cup lemon juice, fresh 1 teaspoon kosher salt 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Directions Combine the feta, dill, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and olive oil in a bowl. Store in the […]


Lemon-Infused Greek Salad With Grape Leaves

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon chopped parsley 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus to taste 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper, plus more as needed 3 tablespoons canola oil 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 9 cups romaine hearts, rinsed, dried, and torn into […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvre, and Snacks

Stuffed Grapes Leaves

Makes 16 Ingredients 1/2 cup olive oil 1 cup minced onions 1/2 cup minced fennel 2 tablespoons minced garlic 1 cup short-grain rice 1 1/2 cups finely diced tomato Salt, to taste Ground black pepper, to taste 1/4 cup minced scallions, white portion only 1/4 cup minced parsley 1/4 cup […]

Chef's Notes Plus

What I’m Cooking: Crispy Lamb Pitas

I am such a fan of gyros and souvlaki and other Greek and Mediterranean-style “things in pita.” I occasionally make gyro meat at home, though without a rotisserie, it doesn’t quite have the same charm. This week’s pitas were my simplified homage to this favorite food, and I actually think […]