10 Greek Breakfast Foods You Should Try Out

Oct 19, 2018

Generally, Greeks are not a culture of traditional breakfast eaters.  While lunches and dinners are more to their liking, they are a culture of a lavish Mediterranean diet.

If you want to incorporate Mediterranean diet breakfast foods into your weekly menu, stick around.

We guarantee some of the following you definitely want to try:

Yogurt with Honey and Fresh Fruit

Greek yogurt is known for more than its creamy texture, quality and flavors, it’s also appreciated for its probiotic qualities. Rather than purchase overly sweet yogurts for breakfast, try a healthy Greek yogurt, instead. Just add a drizzle of natural honey and top it off with fresh fruit. Perfection.

Yogurt with Honey and Fresh Fruit

Feta, Veggies and Eggs

Whether they’re scrambled or served omelette style, you can’t go wrong with topping eggs with Feta. Try adding chopped onion, a bit of garlic, veggies of choice (zucchini, bell peppers and tomatoes are great in this dish). Sprinkle in some coarse salt and freshly ground pepper. Toss in a splash of milk, and whip together in a bowl. Cook the eggs either omelet or scrambled style, adding the Feta, when the eggs are almost finished. Delicious Greek breakfast food!

Eliopsomo: Greek Olive Bread

You can pick up this wonderful, traditional bread at a Greek bakery or cafe, as well as many specialty grocery stores. While it’s delicious simply toasted and served with your morning cup of coffee, try switching it up a bit by topping the bread with a good Greek cheese.

Pita Bread with Eggs

Add a little style to your morning egg breakfast. Cook scrambled eggs as you prefer. Veggies, onions and garlic are a great addition. When done, stuff them into pita bread for a delightful Greek breakfast sandwich on the run.

Spanakopita

Who doesn’t love Spanakopita?  But, remember, it’s not just for lunch and dinner. Why not warm a slice and serve it on a plate with your morning glass of grapefruit juice? It’s a great alternative to the everyday breakfasts you’re likely tired of eating.

Fresh Fruit

This one is a no-brainer, traditional Greek breakfast. Healthy, delicious, and readily available at any supermarket, Fresh fruit is a staple in the Mediterranean diet. So, how about sitting down, with your morning coffee, before a platter of freshly sliced seasonal fruit?

Pita Dippers

For a taste of the savory: try mixing unflavored Greek yogurt with lemon zest and capers. Then take slices of Pita and dip away!

Pitas

These are delicious savory Greek pies made with phyllo dough and filled with vegetables, meat and/or cheese. You can find them in a Greek bakery or specialty store, including the international frozen food section of many supermarkets. These put a joyful spin on breakfast.

Paximadi

A hard, heavily textured, traditional bread. For a beautiful breakfast alternative, look for it in your local Greek bakery. Serve a slice or two with a generous spread of Feta and a quality marmalade. Delicious,

Toast with Spoon Sweets

Spoon sweets are Greek preserves, often berry, that are beautifully presented on a teaspoon— set delicately in a crystal glass, or on a fine porcelain dish. While traditionally served to guests, as an act of the most exceptional Greek hospitality, why not treat yourself to a little pampering at home? Spoon Sweets are typically eaten plain, while sipping coffee. However, you can also use the beautiful fruit presentation to top your morning toast and start your day right.  

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