Vegan & Vegetarian Greek Food Recipes

Posted · 12th August 2019

Traditional and Famous Ancient Greek Food

Unsurprisingly, Greece has a culinary history that can be traced back several millennia. One of the main features of Greek cuisine is olive oil, due to the vast amount of olive trees throughout the region. For this reason, olives are also widely eaten too! Generally, you’ll find a lot of tomatoes, aubergine, onions, honey, orange, meats like lamb, poultry and pork, as well as fish in coastal regions. We also know Greek for cheese (which cannot be forgotten!), Feta, Kasseri, Kefalotyri and many more are among the widely used! Wine and bread are also staple foods, which of course, goes without saying!

Greek Food Recipes

If you’re still unsure about cooking Greek-style food, don’t worry, because we’ve got a selection of delicious Greek-inspired recipes that are not only perfect for summer, but for the entire year round!

1. Grilled Vegan Greek Tofu Gyros

Since the turn of the 20th century, as the Turkish doner kebab found its way west and into Greece, it was adapted into what is now a national staple: gyros. We have further adapted the Greek gyros into a vegan staple! With beautifully spiced and sliced Cauldron Tofu Block, wrapped in warm bread and drizzled with tzatziki this dish only takes 15 minutes to prep and 10 to cook, so you’ll be feasting in no time!

2. Greek Vegan Pizza

A beautiful homemade pizza peppered with kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes and Cauldron Marinated Tofu Pieces bringing flavours from across the Med. Why not garnish with parsley to balance the dish! A fresh pizza that takes only 10 minutes to prep and 15 to cook, you can bake it for yourself or take a slice and pass it on to your friends.

3. Greek Vegan Falafel Bowl

Traditionally vegetarian, tabbouleh is a salad consisting mostly of finely chopped parsley, tomatoes, onion, bulgur and seasoned with olive oil and lemon juice. We’ve added Cauldron Middle Eastern Falafel and drizzle of tahini to this wholesome staple! We’ve made this dish vegan, so it’s enjoyable for all and tasty as well as a healthy – bonus!

4. Greek Vegetarian Moussaka

The traditional aubergine based dish is created with Cauldron Lincolnshire Sausages and Yaya (Greek Grandma) in mind. Be liberal with portion sizes, you know Yaya would be! This dish takes a bit of love in the kitchen, so you’ll want to leave enough time to prep and cook if you’ve got company; but one thing’s for certain, they won’t be disappointed!


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