Favorite Greek Finger Foods

Greeks love to sit around a table of small plates of delicious food, sharing the food and good company. Here are some favorite dishes that require no utensils.

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    Cocktail Lamb Kebabs (Souvlakia Arnisia)

    Lamb kebab
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    Souvlakia, chunks of meat on little skewers, are a favorite in Greece, and this version with lamb is a tasty meze to accompany spirits or pre-dinner beverages. This recipe calls for three days of marinating and cooking on the fourth day, so plan ahead. The end result is worth it.

  • 02 of 05

    Cocktail Meatballs (Keftethakia)

    Greek meatballs- Keftethakia
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    Keftethakia is a favorite dish and easy to make. You can make up large batches of the meat mixture and use some for cocktail meatballs, hamburger patties, or meatballs in sauce.

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    Grilled Bread With Tomatoes and Feta (Riganatha)

    Greek bruschetta- Riganatha
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    Grilled bread topped with extra virgin olive oil, chopped tomatoes, feta cheese, and a healthy sprinkle of oregano. A classic Greek taste, perfect as an appetizer, and great with beer.

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    Spinach Pie With Feta Cheese (Spanakotyropita)

    Spanakopita - Greek Spinach Pie with Cheese
    Jim Stanfield

    Spinach pie is a Greek favorite and can be made in many ways. This recipe includes simplified phyllo handling and uses commercially prepared phyllo dough.

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    Stuffed Grape Leaves (Dolmathes/Dolmades)

    Stuffed grape leaves

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    Stuffed grape leaves are a favorite appetizer and meze, and one of the most traditional of all Greek dishes. This version is made with rice and herbs, but there are several versions from which to choose. These are always party favorites and well worth the time it takes to make them!