Greek Dishes That Will Make You Long for a Mediterranean Vacation

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The Greeks know a thing or two about food. As followers of the Mediterranean diet (which is known to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s) Greeks tend to have a long life expectancy and know how to enjoy their food.

Here are three Greek dishes that you should consider adding to your own diet. 


Greeks love their lamb. The protein is rich in iron, zinc, and B12, and can promote muscle growth while preventing anemia. Although lamb features in dishes like souvlaki to kleftiko, a classic way to enjoy it is as giouvetsi—baked in a clay pot with orzo.


Fresh produce is a large part of the Greek diet. This dish can be made with either tomatoes or bell peppers and is far less complicated than it sounds. Simply hollow out the veggies and fill with herbed rice or minced meat (or both!) and then place in the oven.


Not so much a dish, but a dip worth putting on everything! Using Greek yogurt, cucumber, garlic, and dill, tzatziki is drizzled over meat, eaten with pita, and is excellent for crudité.