Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Grecian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

8 reviews

I love all Grecian flavors and tried adding them to a macaroni salad. Toss in whatever olives you can find; personally, I love kalamata olives. —Brigette Schroeder, Yorkville, Illinois

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Mediterranean Kofta Meatballs

For a new take on meatballs, try this quick kofta recipe to make flavorful Mediterranean meatballs full of spices and...


Weeknight Skillet Spinach Pie

1 review

I love sneaking extra veggies into my kids’ dinners, especially with this skillet spinach pie recipe. With a flaky crust...


Greek Sausage and Peppers

This Greek sausage and peppers recipe is an old family favorite. My grandmother, mother and I make this every year...


Melomakarona

1 review

Growing up in Cyprus, we would see this melomakarona cookie everywhere during the holidays. Every year my mother, Thelma, would...

Pressure-Cooker Greek-Style Lentil Soup

1 review

This is a nice warming soup on a chilly day. Lentils are so good for you, too! —Mary Smith, Columbia,...


Baklava Thumbprint Cookies

11 reviews

The topping on my sister-in-law's peach cobbler was so delicious that I asked for the recipe, then decided to use...

Greek Brown and Wild Rice Bowls

2 reviews

This fresh rice dish tastes like the Mediterranean in a bowl! It is short on ingredients but packs in so...


67 Greek Easter Recipes

Following the Julian calendar, Greek Orthodox Easter lands on May 2nd, 2021. Celebrate with a full spread of our best...


Lemon-Garlic Lima Beans

6 reviews

When I was growing up on Cyprus, my mother would often make this side dish to have with roast lamb....


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Quick and Easy Baklava Squares

1 review

I love baklava but rarely indulge because it takes so much time to make. Then a friend of mine gave...

Easy Mediterranean Chicken

18 reviews

“Friends and family love this. I made it healthier, but it tastes just as good.” Kara Zilis - Oak Forest,...