Top 10 Quick and Easy Greek Appetizers

These hot and cold appetizers have four things in common:

  1. they're Greek favorites,
  2. they're delicious,
  3. prep time is 15 minutes or less, and
  4. (if hot) combined prep/cook time is 30 minutes or less.
  • 01 of 10

    A Slice of Feta

    Feta cheese
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    This is the ultimate Greek touch to any table, whether you're serving appetizers or a full meal. Total prep/cooking time: 2 minutes

  • 02 of 10
    Fried zucchini
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    These fried zucchini are delicious! Soda water in the batter makes them delightfully airy and crunchy. Total cook/prep time: 25 minutes.

  • 03 of 10
    Dakos
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    Almost too quick and easy to be called a "recipe," the dakos is a signature dish on the Greek island of Crete and is a favorite served with drinks - from beer to raki to wine. No rusks? Try it with grilled bread. Total prep/cook time: 5 minutes.

  • 04 of 10
    Olive Tapenade
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    A quick blender recipe made with black or green Greek olives, this tapenade brings a tart taste to the selection of appetizers. Total prep/cook time: 15 minutes.

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  • 05 of 10
    Roasted cheese
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    Every appetizer selection needs a warm, gooey cheese addition - at least in Greece, and here's a classic. Total prep/cook time: 20 minutes.

  • 06 of 10
    Photo of Greek Hot Cheese Spread
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    Use mild to hot peppers depending on your preference to add the right touch of heat to your appetizers. Total prep/cook time: 15 minutes.

  • 07 of 10
    Saganaki
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    We do love our cheeses and this dish is one of the most famous made in Greece. If you're brave, add 2 tablespoons of brandy and flambé it just before serving. Total prep/cook time: 25 minutes.

  • 08 of 10
    Photo of Greek Spicy Stuffed Peppers
    N. Gaifyllia

    Bull's horn peppers (long, light green, mild) are stuffed with a mixture of feta cheese and finely chopped hot peppers, then roasted or grilled. This is a quick and easy recipe to make, and a delicious appetizer or meze for holiday entertaining. Total prep/cook time: 30 minutes

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  • 09 of 10
    Tzatziki and pita
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    The most well-known of Greek appetizers, tzatziki is great as a dip with pita bread, fresh veggies, or crackers, or just eaten to accompany other foods. Total prep/cook time: 15 minutes.

  • 10 of 10

    Greek Boiled Shrimp with Latholemono

    Shrimp
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    The classic latholemono sauce (whisked up in a flash) gives boiled shrimp an authentic Greek touch - and fabulous taste. If you start with shrimp that have already been boiled: Total prep/cook time: 10 minutes. If not, total time comes to 30 minutes (including 5 minutes to boil).