Appetizers and Dips

Start off on the right fork…

Appetizers are a great way to start your menu, but can certainly play double duty as a main (take Spanakopita for example). If any of these mouthwatering images speak to you, click on them to see just how easy it is to make them and, more importantly, how much you will enjoy eating them.

Did You Know?

Appetizers were originally introduced by the Athenians as a buffet in the early third century B.C where they would serve sea urchins, cockles (clam-like seafood), sturgeon, and garlic ahead of a meal. They gained popularity around 1860 in England and the United States where a meal was set on the table before the guests were seated to eat the main dish.

Greek Taco Dip
Spanakopita

Interesting facts: Spanakopita and tiropita can be made in either a tube or flat version. Spanakopita has been around for over 500 years and has its origins during the Ottoman empire’s rule of Greece.

Feta Cheese Pita
Tiropita
Greek Yoghurt Dip
Tsatsiki (Greek Yoghurt Dip)
Queso Dip
Stuffed Pretzels
Baked Pita Chips
Mushroom Tarts
Red Pepper Dip
Fava
Nachos
Leek Roll
Baked Cheese Sticks
Pesto Bites
Mango Salsa
Fried Smelts
Peppers “Toursi”
Pumpkin Dip
Red Onion Dip

Did you know?

Sour cream was invented around 1815 and it is believed that that was when the first dip was made.

Taramosalata

In Greece, taramasalata is often served on Clean Monday (Kathari Deftera), the first day of Great Lent. (Learn more about this holiday at Hellenism.net).

Leek and Goat Cheese Tarts
Deep-Fried Zucchini Sticks
Red Pepper Nut Dip
Herb Butter
Million Dollar Dip
Caramelized Onion Dip
Smoked Salmon Bites
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