Ideas for a Greek style Thanksgiving
Yes. It’s almost Christmas!
But before Christmas, there is another beautiful opportunity for celebration. It’s Thanksgiving time!
During this month we have come across hundreds of articles and recipes on Thanksgiving and we came up with the idea to demonstrate some of these recipes combining the spirit of Thanksgiving with a Greek unique twist! Authentic Greek food products have unique healthy characteristics (climate, soil etc) as well as a rich delicious taste. Greek yogurt, Greek olive oil, Feta cheese and Greek olives are starring in our everyday cuisine but now we’ll see them starring in Thanksgiving classics too.
If you want to add a little bit of Greek spirit in your holiday dishes this year, this list will show you how!
Every Thanksgiving dinner needs its starter dishes; you can prepare a Greek salad or watch how you can prepare one here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vFC62iwsvM . An excellent idea is to prepare several starters so your guests are occupied until you finish with the serving of the table. Check some ideas with feta here. You can also bake a different homemade bread stuffed with Greek olives to serve along with a platter of cheeses.
When thinking about side dishes, there are many inspirations like this recipe for Greek oven roasted potatoes.
Without the all-time classic dish of oven roasted turkey, we could not speak of Thanksgiving. You can follow the classic instructions for the baking process and prepare a separate stuffing recipe. You can watch a unique Greek stuffing recipe with Kalamata olives and feta cheese. Or if you’d like to prepare the traditional turkey with stuffing watch these 4 Greek inspired stuffing recipes here http://www.dianekochilas.com/greek-style-stuffings-and-gravy/ . Except of the classic gravy recipe you can also prepare some other “side” sauces that are beautifully combined with meat dishes like these http://www.topgreekyogurt.com/greekyogurtrecipes.html .
Last but not least comes the selection of the dessert that will close your dinner in a sweet way. We have some suggestions based on light and fresh ingredients rather than heavier choices. The choices we propose are a Greek yogurt Cheesecake with pomegranate syrup or a lemon mousse with Greek yogurt.
Share these lovely Greek inspired recipes with your loved ones and make this holiday season unique. We hope you have a great time!