Quick and Easy Greek Appetizers

These hot and cold appetizers have four things in common:

  1. They're Greek favorites,
  2. They're delicious,
  3. Prep time is 15 minutes or less
  4. If hot, combined prep/cook time is 30 minutes or less
  • 01 of 07
    Dakos
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    Almost too quick and easy to be called a "recipe," the dakos is a signature dish on the Greek island of Crete and is a favorite served with drinks - from beer to raki to wine. No rusks? Try it with grilled bread.

    Total prep/cook time: 5 minutes.

  • 02 of 07
    Olive Tapenade
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    A quick blender recipe made with black or green Greek olives, this tapenade brings a tart taste to the selection of appetizers.

    Total prep/cook time: 15 minutes.

  • 03 of 07
    Roasted cheese
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    Every appetizer selection needs a warm, gooey cheese addition (at least in Greece), and here's a classic.

    Total prep/cook time: 20 minutes.

  • 04 of 07
    Greek Hot Cheese Spread
    Jim Stanfield

    Use mild to hot peppers depending on your preference to add the right touch of heat to your appetizers.

    Total prep/cook time: 15 minutes.

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  • 05 of 07

    We do love our cheeses and this dish is one of the most famous made in Greece. If you're brave, add 2 tablespoons of brandy and flambé it just before serving.

    Total prep/cook time: 25 minutes.

  • 06 of 07
    Greek Spicy Stuffed Peppers
    N. Gaifyllia

    Bull's horn peppers (long, light green, mild) are stuffed with a mixture of feta cheese and finely chopped hot peppers, then roasted or grilled. This is a quick and easy recipe to make, and a delicious appetizer or meze for holiday entertaining.

    Total prep/cook time: 30 minutes

  • 07 of 07
    Tzatziki and pita
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    The most well-known of Greek appetizers, tzatziki is great as a dip with pita bread, fresh veggies, or crackers, or just eaten to accompany other foods.

    Total prep/cook time: 15 minutes.