Category: Vegetables

June 6, 2009

Tomato-Pepper Sauce (Saltsa me ntomata kai piperia)

Filed under: Tomatoes,Vegan,Vegetables,Vegetarian - 06 Jun 2009

This sauce is perfect on grilled, baked, or broiled chicken or fish. It’s also good on french fries. Extra sauce freezes beautifully. In fact, I’ll make a batch of this when I have peppers and tomatoes to …

March 1, 2009

A Cucumber Experiment (Peirama Me Aggouri)

Filed under: Vegetables,Vegetarian,Yogurt - 01 Mar 2009

Draining cucumbers for tzatziki.

When I make tzatziki, sometimes I drain the cucumbers, sometimes I don’t. I know I’m supposed to, but it doesn’t seem to make much difference. I’ve sometimes wondered if perhaps my practice …

February 22, 2009

Wild Mustard Greens (Vrouves)

The first time I went vrouves-picking with Mama, I confidently assured her that I knew which plants were the mustard plants, and went off into the middle of a good patch. I quickly filled my bag with mustard leaves, …

June 29, 2008

Beef with Green Beans (Moschari me Fasolakia)

Filed under: Beef,Legumes,Vegetables - 29 Jun 2008

Moschari me fasolakia is a Greek beef stew that features green beans. The cooking liquid is fresh tomato puree, with water added as needed.
Ingredients for greek food recipe moschari me fasolakia

Ingredients (All amounts are flexible and …

May 27, 2008

Greek Tomato Salad (Ntomatosalata)

Filed under: Lent & Nistisima,Salads,Vegan,Vegetables,Vegetarian - 27 May 2008

The basic Greek tomato salad is much simpler than the famous horiatiki. You just need tomatoes, onion (preferably red onion), salt, olive oil, and a bit of oregano.

Core the tomatoes and cut them lengthwise into …

May 25, 2008

Peppers in Tomato Sauce with Feta (Piperies me Feta)

Filed under: Lent & Nistisima,Vegan,Vegetables,Vegetarian - 25 May 2008

I’ve never liked cooked bell peppers at all, and so I didn’t think I liked any cooked peppers. But this dish changed my mind.

Ingredients for piperies me feta.
8 long peppers (italian, banana, anaheim, etc), approximately 1.5 …

May 9, 2008

Zoe’s Green Beans (Fasolakia tis Zoes)

Filed under: Legumes,Lent & Nistisima,Vegan,Vegetables,Vegetarian - 09 May 2008

Zoe’s mama always insisted her children put the utmost effort into school, and didn’t distract them too much with cleaning and cooking chores. As a result, Zoe reached adulthood without having ever made the classic Greek green bean dish …