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Summer BBQ Greek menu ideas

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Summer BBQ Greek menu ideas

It's BBQ time isn't it?

If you already visited Greece during summertime, you most probably know how it works. 

But if you didn’t pay a visit yet or you’re eager to remember, let’s see how Greeks are using the BBQ, especially at the summertime.

Here are some authentic Greek barbecue menu ideas for the summer,

incorporating meat, cheese, and grilled vegetables:


Grilled halloumi skewers

Cut halloumi cheese into bite-sized chunks and skewer them with colorful bell peppers and red onion rings. Brush with olive oil and oregano, and grill over high heat until the cheese is softened and lightly charred.

grilled octopus

Octopus is a popular seafood delicacy in Greek cuisine. You can marinate octopus in olive oil, lemon juice, and herbs, and grill it over high heat until it’s slightly charred on the outside and tender on the inside.

grilled eggplant rolls with feta

Cut eggplant into thin slices and grill until soft and pliable. Roll them up with crumbled feta cheese, fresh mint, and roasted red peppers. The result is a summery and satisfying appetizer.

Grilled halloumi skewers

Main Course


Souvlaki are grilled skewers of marinated meat, often chicken or pork. Choose your meat and marinate it in olive oil, lemon juice, and herbs. Skewer the meat with colorful bell pepper and onion pieces and grill until charred and cooked through.

Lamb Chops

Greek cuisine is known for its succulent and flavorful lamb dishes. Lamb chops are marinated in olive oil, garlic, and herbs and then grilled over high heat until they’re medium-rare. They’re delicious with a squeeze of lemon juice.

grilled vegetables

Grilled vegetables are a staple in Greek barbecue menus. You can grill vegetables like zucchini, eggplant, red bell pepper, and portobello mushrooms with olive oil and oregano until they’re charred and tender.

Grilled vegetables

Side Dishes

Greek salad

A Greek salad is a refreshing and filling side dish that pairs well with grilled meats. It typically consists of diced tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, and feta cheese, dressed with olive oil, lemon juice, and oregano.

grilled pita bread

Warm pita bread is the perfect accompaniment to grilled meat and vegetables. Brush the pita bread with olive oil and warm it over the grill until slightly charred.


Tzatziki is a tangy and flavorful dip made with Greek yogurt, garlic, and cucumber. It pairs well with grilled meat and vegetables and adds a cooling touch to any dish.

And what's next?

The best option is to book a flight and accommodation for a Greek island ASAP.

But if you have stayed home, just follow the below 3 steps…

Grocery store



And if you want to go wild, wait until Tsiknopempti, a Thursday, when Greeks grill all kinds of meat before the fasting period!

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