16 Greek-inspired Recipes To Feed a Hungry Crowd

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If you love Mediterranean cuisine as much as we do, then you’ll be obsessed with these Greek-inspired recipes. From roasted lamb and braaied fish to sweet treats like baklava and pasteli, we’ve rounded up our favourite dishes that celebrate the heart of Greek cuisine – entertaining family and friends. Tell your guests to bring an appetite.

MEDITERRANEAN ORZO WITH CHICKEN THIGHS

Make hungry guests happy with this super satisfying dish; it’s ideal for easy midweek dinners. One of our favourite Greek recipes, for sure.

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LAMB MEATBALLS WITH MINT & CORIANDER YOGHURT

All your fave Mediterranean flavours on one meze platter. This dish is perfect for serving at casual gatherings; load the toasted pita with all the fixings and take one big bite!

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PRAWN SAGANAKI

Saganaki is one of those dishes that will always ‘wow’ crowds. Rich tomato sauce, pan-fried prawns and melted feta served with toasted baguette – divine!

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BRAAI WHOLE YELLOWTAIL WITH ROCKET SALAD & GREEK DRESSING

Get a taste of the Aegean with this sensational dish. Braaied yellowtail fish is served with a Greek-style salad, drizzled with a creamy, garlicky salad dressing.

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‘GREEK STYLE’ ROAST LEG OF LAMB

If there’s one thing the Greeks know how to do, it’s make roasted lamb. This centrepiece dish is ideal for serving on special occasions and at family-style gatherings.

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CUCUMBER RIBBON SALAD WITH CARAMELISED FETA & YOGHURT DRESSING

Every main needs a tasty side! Enjoy roasts with this vibrant salad; cucumber is drizzled with a dill-infused yoghurt dressing and the caramelised feta takes it over the edge.

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BULGAR WHEAT, KALE & HALLOUMI SALAD WITH CLEMENGOLD DRESSING

Crispy kale leaves with bulgar wheat, spinach and pan-fried halloumi – we can’t imagine a better pairing. Drizzle with ClemenGold dressing to tie all those yummy flavours together.

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LEMON LABNEH WITH ROASTED TOMATOES, PINE NUTS & TOASTED PITA

Labneh (strained yoghurt; slightly thicker than Greek yoghurt) is surprisingly easy to make. Serve with roasted tomatoes and sprinkle with pine nuts, then tuck in!

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WHIPPED FETA & CREAM CHEESE WITH GREEN OLIVE SALSA VERDE

Meet your new favourite appetiser – the whipped feta and cream cheese is great for scooping up with toasted baguette. Top with the green olive salsa verde for a tasty surprise.

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SPINACH, FETA, OLIVE & PINE NUT SPANAKOPITAS

Spinach, feta and olives are besties; it only makes sense that pine nuts would be a fantastic addition to these phyllo-wrapped pockets of deliciousness.

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HEALTHY HOMEMADE HUMMUS

Hummus is a staple dish in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. This version is simple and loaded with the goodness of chickpeas.

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OLIVE OIL & HERB CRUSTED LOAF WITH CHUNKY OLIVE & FETA DIP

Dunk this delicious, herby loaf in olive and feta dip and share with mates.

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KATÏIFI-WRAPPED HALLOUMI

Hot, gooey cheese wrapped in layers of crispy katïfi pastry – what’s not to love about that? Drizzle with honey for a sweet-salty delight.

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GREEK ALMOND SHORTBREAD BISCUITS

Trade your regular cookies for these almond shortbread delights; it’s a must for almond lovers and biscuit dunkers alike.

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PASTELI GREEK ENERGY BARS

Pasteli is an ancient sweet treat popular in Mediterranean and Levantine cuisine. Made from honey and sesame seeds, this energy-boosting snack also goes by ‘sesame candy’ or ‘sesame halva’. We’ve added sunflower seeds and pistachios to ours for an extra nutty crunch.

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PISTACHIO & ALMOND BAKLAVA WITH ELDERFLOWER SYRUP

This Greek recipe round-up wouldn’t be complete without baklava. This revamped version is drenched in elderflower syrup, making an already tasty dessert more delectable.

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