Traditional Greek cooking is based on fresh seasonal vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, herbs, spices, and olive oil - perfect for vegetarians (and often for vegans as well). Creating delicious and authentic Greek meals that meet vegetarian guidelines is a snap. These recipe favorites will get you started - and not a salad in the bunch! Listed alphabetically.
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The origins of this dish can be found in antiquity. A classic Middle Eastern dish, it is a familiar sight at Greek restaurants around the world (although not in Greece). Chickpeas, tahini (a paste made from toasted sesame seeds), olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice combine to create a dip to serve before or with a meal.
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If you aren't familiar with bulgur (often spelled "bulghur"), it is partially hulled wheat that has been soaked, steamed, dried, then crushed—and it can basically be used wherever you might use rice. It cooks quickly—like rice—and it has a wonderful nutty flavor. Bulgur is one of our favorite grains, and if you haven't tried it, this might be the perfect opportunity.