GREEK BREAKFAST DELIGHTS
Here are some of the most typical Greek breakfast foods and dishes that you can try while in Greece.
Kagianas- Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes and Feta
A Greek classic egg recipe: scrambled eggs with tomatoes and feta. You’ll get a good amount of vegetables by adding plenty of tomatoes, accompany with some whole wheat bread and you have complete meal.
Yogurt with Honey and Walnuts
A classic choice, yogurt is such an important part of the Greek diet. Typically it can be consumed with a bit of starch in the morning such as a piece of bread or a rusk. Or you can add a touch of yogurt, walnuts and some seasonal fruit. This is a filling breakfast and offers a good amount of protein as well.
For the best of both worlds, get your hands on a bougatsa for breakfast! This traditional Greek breakfast pastry is prepared from phyllo dough wrapped in a filling that can be sweet or savory. For a sweet treat, try your hands at a custard or cheese bougatsa. If you are craving something a little more savory, bougatsas can also be stuffed with a mix of minced beef and pork.
Eliopsomo, also known as Greek olive bread, is the ultimate comfort food. Enjoy a lovely warm slice to kickstart your morning by pairing this with feta cheese, caramelized onions, and sun-dried tomatoes. This handmade loaf is usually made with a blend of black olives, onions, and a hint of rosemary.
Spanakopita (spinach pie)
Spinach pie is a popular breakfast option that is made from spinach, feta cheese, and eggs. The dough is made with flour, salt, sugar, and yeast.
It is then baked until golden brown and typically served as a breakfast or snack food. The spinach pie is similar to quiche in shape and texture and some bakeries top it up with sesame seeds.