Greek Menu Ideas in Celebration of Holy Pascha, or Easter.
Easter, or Holy Pascha, is the most celebrated holiday in the Greek Orthodox home. It is a feast among feasts – with traditional Greek food, wine, music and plenty of guests to celebrate. Every family has their own traditions for Pascha. Some make a delicious brunch, some a late dinner, most of us feast and graze all day long. Don’t forget, some have been fasting from meat and dairy products for 40 days. We’re hungry! I’ve put together few of my Figs & Feta favorites as suggestions for your Pascha menu.
One of Figs & Feta’s most pinned recipes on Pinterest is Versatile Marinade for Lamb and Pork Souvlaki. This is a simple and tasty recipe for marinating your Easter lamb. Another popular pin is the Classic Greek Butter Cookies, a super basic butter cookie recipe that is easy to prepare and yields a ton of delicious buttery cookies perfect for dipping into coffee.
The feast is just a few days away. If you are not Greek, get to know someone who is…and quick. You just might get invited over for lamb on Sunday. :)
Kali Anastasi (Good Resurrection) and Kalo Pascha (Good Pascha/Easter)!
Oregano Pita Chips: So easy to prepare and super tasty!
Zesti-Zesty Feta Dip: One of my personal favorites. Super spicy- so be careful.
Tzatziki: Can’t go wrong with this classic.
Lamb and Pork Souvlakia: Lamb is a staple at the Greek table, especially at Easter.
Savory Pastichio Cups: So easy to prepare, these are good as an appetizer or with the main course.
Spanakoprasopita: Spring flavors wrapped in buttery filo… so… gooood.
Grilled Halloumi Salad: Might as well throw some Haloumi on the grill next to the lamb!
Classic Greek Butter Cookies: Classic. Staple.
Tsourekia: Traditional or Modern. Can’t go wrong with either.
Baklava: The perfect ending to a long, long, Lenten journey!
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