Thanksgiving dinner is the perfect opportunity to eat glorious food, meet your family and friends and celebrate together this magical day. I know you love it and I am kind of jealous, to tell you the truth. I am a sucker for gatherings and a celebration day is a perfect excuse for social interaction and delicious homemade food. This year maybe it is you that you host the dinner or you are invited and you want to contribute to the festive table. So, how about surprise everyone with delicious Mediterranean Greek side dishes? Turkey is unquestionably the king of the table but there are so many amazingly delicious and healthy side dishes to serve. Take a look at this “Mediterranean-inspired” recipe round-up, roll up your sleeves and jump in!
DIP/SPREAD WITH FETA CHEESE AND CHILI PEPPERS
Easy to make and versatile, “Tirokafteri” is perfect to serve as a dip with your favorite raw vegetables (cucumber, carrot, colorful pepper sticks) or as a spread over a hot-served homemade bread. The combinations are endless and the flavor unreal. A vegetarian dish that can be made in 10 minutes. A 2-day make-ahead recipe.
WHOLE WHEAT PITA BREAD
Season with herbs and spices and serve the perfect substitute for bread. Vegetarian and make-ahead recipe.
They are entirely in a league of their own. Savory pies are the perfect appetizer. They are packed with vegetables and good fats and they are super delicious, of course. Plus, you can make them ahead of time and have plenty of time to prepare the turkey.
GREEK SPINACH PIE
FLAT FLOUR PIE
SAVORY PUMPKIN PIE
MINI PITA-BREAD HAND PIES
BRAISED GREEN BEANS
The Greek version of Green Bean Casserole would be an excellent twist for the traditional recipe. These green beans are filed with freshness, flavor, and they’re so simple to make. Of course, you can make them a day ahead and reheat them a few minutes before serving.
GREEK SPLIT PEA PUREE
This could be quite a surprise for everybody but especially your vegan friends who are going to lick their plates clean. It’s a split pea puree that can be served with veggies but it blends like a charm with meat as well. Hey, it could even replace mash potatoes, a full with fat and heavy cream dish that can get a whole food based makeover.
TRADITIONAL CABBAGE SALAD
You are going to love this cabbage salad because it’s spicy, crunchy and it pairs extremely well with turkey. Plus, it can be stored in the fridge for 3-5 days. Repeat with me: 3-5 days! Salad for your Thanksgiving table is done!
I can’t wait to hear what you’ll be making! Will you do me a favor, please? Tag me in the social media Instagram or Facebook of your choice so that I can enjoy your Thanksgiving table and dishes. Give me your rate for all you see in this little corner of the web.
I hope you’re surrounded by your loved ones and take your time to enjoy the holiday with delicious food and to be truly grateful for all you have. Even though Thanksgiving isn’t a Mediterranean tradition, I cannot be more grateful for all of you who have embraced this blog with your love. Thank you all, guys!
great , thank you
My pleasure Helene!
Nick @ GreekBoston.com says
These recipes would taste great on any holiday table, not just on Thanksgiving! Braised green beans, in particular, are a nice choice for the holidays.
Thank you so much for your comment. You are always so kind.