Chickpea salad with parsley pesto

Chickpeas again! Lovely ingredient with so much potential when it comes to recipes.. It all started though with this big bunch of parsley I ended up having in my fridge. I was in the market previous Saturday and I wanted some parsley mainly for the fish soup I made and the fresh green beans recipe…

Beet stems & leaves salad

Anna’s, my sister’s, favorite salad ! All those years now, lunch time on Saturdays, we all make the table together, the food would be for sure some kind of fish served with 2-3 salads, one of which most of the times would be stems and leaves of beets. While all of us as I said…

Hummus

There is some magic in your kitchen. It’s chick peas.. It’s so wonderful how many healthy dishes you can make with them! And hummus is just one of them. Last weekend I cooked a lot (well that’s no news for me actually). But what I did was 3 different recipes with chick peas. Starting with hummus, this delicious…

Spinach salad with dry figs

It’s about time to talk about fig. Those who know me well might smile right now, because I love figs. During summer all I do is waiting for figs to be ready, keep spotting fig trees here and there saying “Oh here’s another fig tree, yes!” and when ready everyday is fig day! My dad…

Tabbouleh

I tried Tabbouleh for the very first time one warm summer night in Athens, I think I was around 19-20, don’t really remember. What I do remember was taking some tabbouleh with my fork, wondering ‘what is this..’ and then feeling this juicy, fresh, tasteful mouthful of different kinds of ingredients.. ‘wow, how cool can this salad be?’…

‘Melitzanosalata’ – Eggplant salad

Eggplant salad for me is tied to family weekends in Krokos, in my home village. Eggplant salad is great either with fish or meat or whatever you want! When my dad starts a barbecue, eggplants will be the first ones to be grilled. First of all, because they need the high temperature that the woods…

“fava” – yellow split peas purée

‘fava’ is an amazing Greek appetizer – ‘meze’ which you might have tried in traditional Greek taverns in some island with a glass of ouzo! You can prepare also a bigger portion and eat it  as a main course, like I did today after an endless day at work and a French course right after…

salmon & avocado salad

I think I said again how much I love salads! this one is more than a salad, it’s a complete lunch or dinner, whatever you want it to be! It’s been a while till I truly appreciated avocado to be honest, it was just a weird vegetable for me. I came across it quite often here…

watermelon & feta salad

“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…” the song probably doesn’t refer to food (even though it talks about fish jumping around..), anyway it’s true that during the hot summer days our body needs ‘easy’, light food and lots of water. I remember the hot summer nights in grandma’s old house, sitting in the yard with all the…

beetroot & carrot salad

I’ve always loved salads, I was raised eating at least two different salads per meal, learning that “..salad helps you have a balanced nutrition adding fibre in your diet..”. Beetroot and carrots were there in one way or another but never together! I love both, I though they’d match, so I introduced them! I was right; love at…

dakos salad

I consider dakos salad to be one good example that gives a straight view of my country’s cuisine philosophy: you need only a few simple, concrete parts to create something big.. like this humble yet enormously tasteful salad which combines 4 basic ingredients to a great result. the recipe ingredients 10 small Kretan wholegrain barley rusks 3 medium sized juicy tomatoes 100gr. Feta…