Greek Menu | A Couple Cooks

Greek Menu | A Couple Cooks

Thanks for following along on our journey to Greece! As a finale of the recipes we’ve been posting over the past few weeks, we’ve included them here as a menu for a summer day or evening:

Authentic Tzatziki (Greek Yogurt Cucumber Dip) with pita and/or vegetables
Baked Feta with Tomatoes
Greek Salad
Mediterranean Bulgur Salad
Baklava Cups

A few tips for if you choose to make these items as a meal:

  • Making the tzatziki and baklava cups in advance helps with the preparation. The tzatziki is especially good after a day or two in the refrigerator, so it’s easy to make the day before. The baklava cups are good for a day or so kept in a sealed container; you may want to drizzle with honey directly before serving.
  • Make the Greek salad as close as possible to the time of serving. Avoid refrigerating it if possible, since tomatoes tend to lose flavor when refrigerated. The bulgur salad is best the day of serving as well, though it could also be prepared in advance and then refreshed with a bit of lemon juice, olive oil, and kosher salt.
  • If you’re making the food for a picnic, you may want to skip the baked feta: it’s best right out of the oven. After sitting for a while, it will harden, which makes it hard to eat as a dip.
  • Making several salads at one time requires a lot of chopping, so be prepared! You may want to do all your vegetable chopping at once so it doesn’t get overwhelming.
  • Don’t forget to say, “Opa!”

Tzatziki (Greek Yogurt Cucumber Dip) | A Couple Cooks

Tzatiki

Baked Feta with Tomatoes | A Couple Cooks

Baked Feta

Greek Salad | A Couple Cooks

Greek Salad

Mediterranean Bulgur Salad (Tabbouleh) | A Couple Cooks

Mediterranean Bulgur Salad

Baklava Cups (+ Homemade Mini Filo Cups) | A Couple Cooks

Baklava Cups

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Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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6 Comments

  1. What a great idea to pull all your recipes together! I love the idea of hosting a themed dinner party and nothing says summer to me quite like Greek food!

  2. This menu is so lovely and takes me home. I grew up on most of these exact dishes and love how fresh and flavorful this type of food is. You’ve presented them all so beautifully!

  3. I tried the tzatziki recipe and it is so delicious. Can’t wait to make it again soon. Thanks for sharing such tasty food!