Traditional Greek cuisine is consisted mainly of Vegetarian and Vegan recipes. From luscious salads, to healthy oily stews, hearty homemade pies and so much more.
All cooked in a homely manner that fill your belly, and keep you going through the day. These foods are what make our everyday meals, and are also to begin with, one of the reasons why Greek diet is considered very healthy.
I picked my top 10 favorite Greek Vegan recipes to share with you, and hopefully broaden your everyday meal options.
1 Greek Stuffed Tomatoes And Peppers
In a Vegan diet, the lack of dairy and animal protein may sometimes leave you with a growling stomach. Rice can make up for this, giving you a very satisfying and energy-boosting meal. These Rice Stuffed Tomatoes And Peppers are an absolute must in this case. They’re oven baked, stuffed with a vegetable, fresh mint mix and potato pieces. Yummy…
About 1,5 grams of protein per 100 grams of Gemista.
2 Traditional Greek Stuffed Vine Leaves
And if you are up for some rice stuffed vegetables, you can give it a go and try stuffing some vine leaves for a change. These Vine Leaves are preserved in brine and are ready to be cooked. As for the filling, it’s made with rice, pine nut and dill. Very delicious indeed. All slowly cooked and served with a fresh lemon sauce.
About 7 grams of protein per 100 grams of Stuffed Vine Leaves.
Full Recipe Here
Beans, lentils and peas contain about 20 grams of protein per cooked cup. And when you remove meat from your diet, well than you definitely need a good alternative source of protein.
This RI is based on an average human, just to give you a general idea. The numbers differ depending on age, gender and body weight.
3 Greek style baked lima beans
One of my all time favorite dishes. Buttery giant beans or “Gigantes” as we call them in Greece. To me these are tastier than any other type of bean.
About 7,2 grams of protein per 100 grams of Butter beans.
4 Old fashioned Greek lentil soup
A very healthy and nutritious Lentil Soup. This recipe is pretty basic and easy to make, that goes way back in time. Lentils are also packed with iron, which makes this dish a very nutritious one by all means.
About 7 grams of protein per 100 grams of Lentils.
5 Green Beans In Tomato Sauce
And some more beans… These Green Beans are full of sweet flavor and freshness. Slowly stewed in a fresh tomato sauce, along with some potatoes. A favorite Greek weekday lunch.
About 1,8 grams of protein for every 100 grams of Green beans.
6 Green Peas And Tomato Casserole
If you like peas like I do, than you will definitely love this recipe. And well, even if you aren’t really fond of them than you may wanna give this recipe a try. The fresh tomato, along with the carrots give a sweet taste to peas, that makes them more flavorful than ever. They taste nothing like steamed peas do. Trust me!
About 5 grams of protein for every 100 grams of Green Peas.
7 “Spanakopita” Greek Spinach Pie With Homemade Phyllo
Spanakopita is a well-known and well-loved Greek food. But it gets even better when you make it from scratch. Spinach is a real superfood, that’s full of flavor especially when combined with fresh herbs, olive oil and a very crispy, homemade phyllo pastry . Not to mention you’ll know exactly what’s the pastry is made of…
About 10 grams of protein per 100 grams of “Spanakopita”
8 Greek Spanakorizo ( Spinach Rice )
Spinach and rice are two very good friends. They combine so well together and make this dish a super energy booster. While dill and freshly squeezed lemon make it also very flavorful .
About 4 grams of protein per 100 grams of “Spanakorizo”
And Because being a Vegan, will definitely have you missing some of the greasy foods you used to love, I added these 2 favorite Greek (normally-greasy) dishes to this list as well.
9 Vegan eggplant gyros
One of the all time favorite Greek dishes “Gyros” comes into the form of eggplants in this recipe. Eggplants are a very flavorful meat substitute. Wrapped up in warm pita bread along with juicy tomatoes and crispy cucumber.
10 Vegan Moussaka
Yes! You can have a Moussaka as well. And a truly delicious one. All you have to do is follow this inspiring Vegan Moussaka recipe!