Greek food is vibrant, bright, and full of fresh Mediterranean flavors. This is just one of the reasons Greek cuisine and these delicious Greek appetizers are so popular across the globe!
Whether you’re wondering how to make your favorite delicious appetizer dish from visiting Greece or hosting a Greek party, you’ve come to the right place for your next party!
You’ll find everything from dips to salads to twists on classics like spanakopita. Whatever you choose to make, you can guarantee it will be mouth-wateringly delicious on your taste buds!
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What is the Greek Equivalent of Tapas?
Mezze is the Greek equivalent of tapas – a selection of small savory appetizers for sharing.
These small plates can be cold or hot and include meat, cheese, dips, pieces of bread, and fresh vegetables.
One of the best things about a mezze is that your dishes can be made in advance. This means you can assemble your mezze right before your guests arrive!
Easy Greek Appetizers
The following most popular Greek appetizers take minimal time and effort to prepare! These easy appetizers will help you complete your Greek appetizer spread!
This is a delicious Greek twist on the popular Tex-Mex version! This delicious dip is full of creamy, crunchy, and fresh flavors and textures.
Make a light tzatziki sauce for the first layer. Combine Greek yogurt, cucumber, olive oil, lemon juice, fresh dill, and garlic.
Sprinkle Kalamata olives for your second layer and creamy hummus for the third. Add soft artichoke hearts for the fourth and crunchy cucumber for the fifth.
Your sixth layer is a creamy feta mixture. Make this with crumbled feta, Greek yogurt, olive oil, dried dill, lemon juice, and zest. Add juicy, fresh tomatoes for your final layer!
This is one of the best dip recipes for parties!
This tasty Greek dip is the perfect combination of creamy and crumbly textures. It pairs perfectly with crunchy cucumber slices as a healthier “chips” and dip appetizer!
Combine crumbled salty feta with creamy Greek yogurt and olive oil. Add dried dill, black pepper, lemon juice, and zest for a delicious fresh taste.
This is a great addition to every Greek appetizer platter.
Serve an eye-catching Mezze platter full of bite-sized pieces of your favorite Greek foods!
Ideas for dips are creamy hummus and tzatziki. Greek marinated skewers with tender chicken and bell peppers are ideal for your meaty element.
Add freshness with crunchy cucumber and juicy tomatoes. Artichoke hearts, Kalamata olives, and Greek potatoes are other great options.
Grilled halloumi is the perfect Greek cheese to add to your platter. Pita bread or flatbread is ideal for scooping dips and loading with veggies!
Whipped feta is a creamy, salty dip that tastes indulgent yet light and fresh!
Blend Greek yogurt and feta cheese until smooth and creamy. Add flavor with salt, pepper, fresh lemon juice, and zest. Olive oil provides a rich taste and helps with consistency, too.
Garnish your creamy dip with fresh chopped mint and crunchy pine nuts!
This olive medley appetizer is perfect if you love eating olives as a snack! Couple them with tasty tofu feta.
Choose two or three varieties of olives for your appetizer so you have different tastes and colors. Mix them with crunchy celery, red bell pepper, and pickled garlic.
Toss firm tofu with lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and oregano to make your vegan feta.
Make these healthy pita chips for a Greek “chips & dips” appetizer!
Cut pita bread into triangles and season them with onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper. Toss your pita triangles in melted butter and olive oil for the perfect golden color.
Cook your pita chips in the air fryer until crispy, and sprinkle them with sea salt while they’re still warm! Serve them with creamy hummus or light tzatziki.
These crispy, golden fritters have fresh tomato flavor at the forefront.
Mix diced tomatoes with yellow onion and scallions. Add extra flavor with fresh parsley, mint, sea salt, and ground pepper.
Combine your tomato mixture with all-purpose flour and baking powder. You don’t need any liquids – the tomato juice acts as a binder! Add feta if you’d like a cheesy taste.
Cook your tasty fritters in a skillet until they’re crispy and golden brown, and serve with tzatziki for dipping!
Elevate the taste of your regular feta dip by adding chili peppers. Creamy, spicy, and delicious!
Combine feta with ricotta and Greek yogurt for the most creamy texture! Fresh garlic provides the perfect flavor alongside pickled pepperoncini peppers.
Add a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of smoked paprika before serving your dip.
This is one of the best party appetizers to wow your guests!
This soup is a fresh-tasting vegetarian alternative to traditional Avgolemono.
Use celery, carrots, leeks, and garlic for the aromatic base flavor of your soup. Sauté them briefly before cooking them with flavorsome vegetable broth and canned chickpeas.
Add a rich taste to your soup by using eggs to thicken it! Blend these with a bit of vegetable broth and cooked rice. Put whole cooked rice in your soup for a chewy texture.
Finish your soup with fresh lemon juice and dill right before serving!
Best Greek Appetizers
These are the best appetizers out there for your Greek-themed party!
These Greek meatballs are juicy, tender, and flavorful! Use ground beef and lamb for the most succulent texture.
Flat-leaf parsley, minced onion, and garlic add a robust taste. Every mouthful has tiny pockets of feta for a salty flavor and creamy texture.
Roll your meatballs into bite-sized pieces and cook until they’re nicely browned.
Light phyllo pastry triangles are filled with Greek flavors to provide a crunchy, tasty appetizer!
The main elements of your spanakopita are nutritious spinach and salty feta. Add flavor with garlic and fresh herbs. Dill, parsley, and oregano are perfect. Lemon zest provides a citrusy kick.
Brush melted butter on your phyllo sheets before adding your filling. This helps them turn crispier! Fold them into triangles and cook until golden brown.
Tender meat-stuffed grape leaves are delicious when served warm, cold, or at room temperature.
Use ground sirloin and white rice for your filling. Season them with sea salt, lemon juice, black pepper, and minced garlic.
Spoon the mixture into your grape leaves and roll them carefully. Cook your stuffed grape leaves in a pot with celery ribs, loose cabbage leaves, lemon juice, and dried mint for extra flavor.
The filling of these tender stuffed mini peppers is creamy and nutritious, with lots of fresh spinach!
Cook diced onions, garlic, and green onions for an aromatic taste. Mix in chopped spinach and leave your mixture to cool.
Add crumbled feta cheese and season with salt and pepper. A beaten egg helps hold the filling together. Spoon the filling into halves of the peppers and sprinkle with shredded parmesan.
Cook your stuffed peppers until the cheese is melted, bubbling, and lightly browned!
This soft Greek bread tastes fantastic served with garlic and herb dipping oil.
This recipe needs essential bread-making ingredients – bread flour, yeast, sugar, salt, water, and olive oil. The longest part is waiting for the dough to rise!
Before the second rise, brush your dough with sugar water to produce a golden crust when it’s baked. Sprinkle with black and white sesame seeds, too.
Bake your bread until it’s a deep golden brown. When your bread is cooled, serve it with a delicious herbed oil!
Flaky puff pastry is filled with a tasty combination of feta, spinach, and herbs!
Garlic and green onion add a delicious flavor to your appetizer. Sauté these briefly before adding fresh spinach. Season the mixture with salt, pepper, and some grated nutmeg.
Stir in crumbled feta and chopped dill. Shredded parmesan adds an extra cheesy taste! Spoon your filling onto your puff pastry and fold to make triangles.
Sprinkle your creamy spinach-filled triangles with sesame seeds for additional color and flavor. Bake until crisp and golden brown!
These flavorful fritters are an excellent way to use zucchini!
The longest part of this recipe is letting the zucchini sit to dry out the water. You’ll need to squeeze it to eliminate any excess, too.
Mix your dry zucchini with flour, eggs, and crumbled feta. These all help your fritters hold their shape. Add a fresh taste with dill, oregano, scallions, lemon zest, and garlic.
Form your fritter mixture into patties and fry in a hot skillet until crispy and golden brown!
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Garlic and herb-seasoned meatballs are baked in the oven until tender and juicy!
Use a combination of ground beef and pork for the best taste and texture. Minced onion helps your meatballs stay juicy while beaten egg and panko bind them.
Season your meatballs with minced garlic, parsley, mint, cumin, and oregano. Shape your mixture into balls and bake them until cooked through, golden brown, and slightly crispy.
Greek lamb sliders with juicy burgers and creamy tzatziki sauce are the perfect summer appetizer!
Mix ground lamb with minced garlic, dried onion, oregano, and thyme. Add chopped parsley for a fragrant flavor. Form into patties and grill until cooked through.
Make a fresh-tasting sauce by mixing yogurt and crunchy cucumber. Lemon juice, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper add flavor. Spoon it over your burgers before serving!
Juicy chicken souvlaki is so flavorful you wouldn’t think you only need a handful of ingredients!
Marinate chunks of chicken breast in olive oil, fresh lemon juice, garlic, and oregano. Thread your chicken onto skewers and grill until the chicken is cooked through.
Serve your skewers with wedges of lemon for extra freshness!
Succulent shrimp are baked in a tasty garlicky tomato sauce with salty feta cheese.
Add a delicious taste with minced onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Ouzo adds authentic Greek flavor! Stir in crushed tomatoes and chopped dill. Sugar balances the spice of the pepper.
Pour your sauce into a cast iron skillet and add your seasoned shrimp – a sprinkle of salt and pepper works in this dish.
Crumble feta over the top and bake until the shrimp is pink and cooked. Serve your saganaki in your hot skillet garnished with fresh dill and a drizzle of olive oil!
Combine fries, creamy tzatziki, and salty feta for a Greek twist on “dirty fries!”
Mix plain yogurt and sour cream for a creamy, tangy sauce. Minced garlic, fresh lemon juice, chopped parsley, dill, and dried oregano add flavor. Stir in crumbled feta, too.
Bake your fries until crispy and golden. Ensure they’re extra crispy so the sauce doesn’t make them soggy. Serve your fries topped with your yogurt sauce and more crumbled feta!
These mini-lasagna cups combine flavors of Greek lasagna and delicious garlic toast.
Blitz store-bought garlic bread into crumbs using a food processor. Press the crumbs into the holes of a mini muffin tin for the base of your lasagna.
Mix cooked ground chicken with fresh spinach, sliced black olives, and salty feta cheese. Add lemon juice, oregano, and minced garlic for extra flavor. Break up fresh lasagna sheets and add these, too.
Bring everything together with Greek yogurt and beaten eggs. These will hold your mixture together as it cooks! Spoon this over your breadcrumbs and bake until cooked through.
Sprinkle creamy mozzarella on your lasagna muffins and broil until it’s bubbly and melted.
Phyllo pastry brings a Greek twist to this healthy veggie pizza. It’s even more delicious with parmesan and mozzarella between the layers!
Top your cheese-filled phyllo crust with chopped onion, dried oregano, and black olives. Mozzarella and crumbled feta add an extra cheesy taste!
Add fresh spinach, basil, and slices of juicy tomato for a vibrant color. Cook your veggie phyllo pizza until the crust is golden and crispy and the cheese has melted!
Greek Salad Appetizers
Bring freshness to your appetizers with these delicious Greek salads!
This salad is crunchy, juicy, and packed with refreshing flavors.
Combine mini cucumbers, grape tomatoes, black olives, roasted red peppers, and sweet red onion. Add a creamy texture with mini mozzarella balls and crunch with toasted walnuts.
Make a flavorsome vinaigrette with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, and Dijon mustard. Honey adds natural sweetness. Drizzle all over your salad before serving!
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Make healthy kabobs with juicy and crunchy salad marinated in tangy Greek flavors.
Soak juicy grape tomatoes, slices of crunchy cumber, and black olives in your favorite Greek dressing. Do the same with chunks of salty feta in a separate bowl.
Assemble your skewers with tomato first, followed by cucumber, olive, another piece of cucumber, and cheese.
Pretty bow-tie pasta is dotted with vibrant red tomatoes, green peppers, and salty feta.
Make a flavorsome dressing with olive oil, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, and dried oregano. Lemon juice delivers a fresh, zesty flavor.
Combine your dressing with cooked pasta before mixing your veggies and crumbled feta. Juicy tomatoes, crunchy cucumber, red onion, black olives, and green bell pepper are ideal.
This is one of the best summer appetizers!
This Greek quinoa salad is wholesome and full of delicious flavors and textures.
Combine tender quinoa with crunchy cucumber, juicy tomatoes, and sweet bell peppers. Kalamata olives and crumbled feta provide authentic Greek tastes.
Make a tangy dressing with olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, and zest. Also, use minced garlic, red onion, oregano, and dill for maximum flavor.
Drizzle the dressing over your salad and toss until it’s well combined!
You can’t find much more straightforward and tastier than a classic Greek salad for your appetizer table!
Combine juicy cherry tomatoes, crunchy cucumber, sliced red onion, and green bell pepper. Add Kalamata olives and salty feta for a real taste of Greece.
Make your dressing with olive oil and red wine vinegar. Use minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and pepper for seasoning. Drizzle your fresh salad with your vinaigrette before serving!
Fresh, crunchy cucumber is the star of this delicious Greek salad.
Combine diced cucumber, red onion, sliced tomatoes, olives, and tender chickpeas. Fresh chopped basil adds a fragrant taste.
Make a vinaigrette with olive oil, lemon juice, and minced garlic. Add tahini for a nutty flavor and agave nectar for sweetness. Drizzle over your salad and toss until well combined!
Go for this tasty grilled chicken option if you want a meaty element in your Greek salad.
Season chicken breast with sea salt, black pepper, and oregano before grilling until cooked. Combine baby spinach, chopped cucumber, grape tomatoes, black olives, and red onion.
Make a vinaigrette with olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, and Dijon. Season it with garlic powder, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper. Add honey for natural sweetness.
Cut your chicken into slices and serve it on top of your salad. Crumble with salty feta cheese and drizzle with your dressing!
This taboule salad is packed with vibrant colors and fragrant tastes.
Fresh veggies for your salad include finely diced onion, cucumber, and tomato. Mix these with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Add chopped mint and parsley, too.
Mix everything with cooked bulgur until your salad is well combined!
- 1. 7 Layer Greek Dip
- 2. Cream Feta Dip
- 3. Greek Mezze Platter
- 4. Whipped Feta
- 5. Olive Bar Medley
- 6. Pita Chips
- 7. Greek Tomato Fritters
- 8. Spicy Feta Dip
- 9. Greek Chickpea Soup
- 10. Lamb Meatballs
- 11. Spanakopita Triangles
- 12. Meat Stuffed Grape Leaves
- 13. Feta Spinach Mini Peppers
- 14. Greek Flatbread
- 15. Feta and Spinach Triangles
- 16. Greek Zucchini Fritters
- 17. Baked Greek Meatballs
- 18. Lamb Burgers
- 19. Greek Chicken Skewers
- 20. Shrimp Saganaki
- 21. Greek Feta Fries
- 22. Greek Lasagna
- 23. Greek Vegetarian Phyllo Pizza
- 24. Greek Cucumber Tomato Salad
- 25. Greek Salad Kabobs
- 26. Greek Pasta Salad with Green Bell Pepper and Feta
- 27. Greek Quinoa Salad
- 28. Classic Greek Salad
- 29. Greek Cucumber Salad
- 30. Grilled Chicken Salad
- 31. Taboule Salad
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- Get cooking and make your next Greek Appetizer!
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