39+ Greek Appetizer Recipes

Greek cuisine is known for its fresh, flavorful dishes, and appetizers are no exception. From classic dishes like tzatziki and hummus to more unique options like saganaki and dolmades, there is a Greek appetizer for everyone to enjoy.

The BEST Greek Appetizers to Try

Overhead shot of greek nachos arranged on plate with toppings.
These Greek Nachos with Hummus are topped with crumbly feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, pepperoncini, Kalamata olives and a tangy tzatziki sauce. They make a perfect party appetizer!
Greek Nachos
Overhead shot of prepared tzatziki sauce in bowl surrounded by pita bread.
Learning how to make Tzatziki Sauce at home is easy and takes less than 10 minutes! Using grated cucumbers, Greek yogurt, and fresh herbs, you get the creamiest and most refreshing sauce that goes well with not only gyros, but also all kinds of meats and vegetables.
Tzatziki Sauce
These marinated olives with lemon zest, garlic, and herbs, are such a fast and easy appetizer, you’ll always be ready to party.
Recipe: Foodie Crush
Marinated Olives
Whipped feta dip in bowl topped with olives, pine nuts and olive oil. Served with pita.
Whipped Feta Dip is seriously addicting! Whipped together with oil, greek yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, and cream, feta cheese transforms into a light and airy Mediterranean dip. Serve it at parties, celebrations, or enjoy it all for yourself!
Whipped Feta Dip
These Spanakopita Triangles make a great vegetarian appetizer or finger food. They combine some phyllo pastry and a spinach and feta filling.
Recipe: A Baking Journey
Spanakopita Triangles
Whipped feta dip in bowl topped with lamb and burst tomatoes, surrounded by pita bread.
This Whipped Feta Dip with Spiced Lamb is a winning appetizer! Feta cheese becomes a light and airy dip when whipped together with oil, garlic, lemon juice, and cream. Top it with some spiced ground lamb and roasted tomatoes and serve it with soft pita bread for dipping.
Whipped Feta Dip with Spiced Lamb
These flavor-packed grape leaves are stuffed with a tantalizing mixture of rice; meat; and loads of fresh herbs and warm spices, then cooked in a bright lemony broth.
Recipe: The Mediterranean Dish
Stuffed Grape Leaves
Marinated feta is such an easy, quick party snack that looks super impressive but is deceptively simple. Serve with pita chips – or by itself – for the perfect crowd-pleasing bite.
Recipe: Dished By Kate
Quick Marinated Feta with Sweet Chili
Melitzanosalata Greek Roasted Eggplant dip is a tasty pant based dish of grilled or roasted eggplants, garlic, oil, and lemon juice. It’s a great spread or dip to snack on, as an appetizer and also great on a mezze platter too.
Recipe: Olive & Mango
Greek Eggplant Dip
This 5-Minute Spicy Greek Feta Dip (Tirokafteri) is quick and easy to make and irresistibly delicious. Feel free to serve it with bread, veggies, or any other favorite dippers.
Recipe: Gimme Some Oven
Spicy Greek Feta Dip
Easy Mediterranean Mezze Platter: great for entertaining plus everything comes from the store…it even doubles as the prettiest centerpiece!
Recipe: Half Baked Harvest
Mediterranean Mezze Platter
This simple Greek Salad is made with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, kalamata olives, feta cheese, and all tossed with a homemade tangy Greek dressing.
Recipe: Modern Honey
Greek Salad
These easy Greek meatballs are oven-baked, making them a healthier option yet very juicy. Full of flavor and simple to prepare.
Recipe: Spend with Pennies
Greek Meatballs
These Greek Chicken Meatballs with herby yogurt dipping sauce can be a healthy dinner or a party bite that can be kept warm in a slow cooker!
Recipe: Foxes Love Lemons
Greek Chicken Meatballs
Tired of boring hummus? This loaded hummus is about to be your new favourite crowd pleasing appetizer. An easy lemon garlic hummus topped with fresh vegetables and herbs… what’s not to love!
Recipe: Nourished By Nic
Super Easy Loaded Hummus
Baked feta cheese wrapped in phyllo pastry, drizzled with golden honey and topped with sesame seeds is an appetizer sure to impress. And it will take you just 10 minutes to prepare!
Recipe: Mamazilla Food
Baked Feta In Phyllo Pastry With Honey
Greek Potato Salad is a delicious twist on the classic. Packed with Mediterranean flavors, it’s the perfect potato salad recipe for summer.
Recipe: Recipes From A Pantry
Greek Potato Salad
For a 10-minute Mediterranean appetizer dip try this easy homemade Olive Tapenade.
Olive Tapenade
Skordalia (garlic mashed potato) is the classic Greek potato and garlic spread or mash that is typically served with fried cod or bakaliaro.
Recipe: Mia Kouppa
Skordalia
These tomato fritters are known in Greece as Tomatokeftedes and they’re perfect to make this summer with in-season tomatoes and fresh herbs.
Recipe: Food By Maria
Greek Tomato Fritters
This Greek lentil soup aka Fakes just reminds me of growing up. The lentils combined with the flavors of the onion and spices, and tomato broth is just SO comforting for fall!
Recipe: Food By Maria
Greek Lentil Soup
With my Greek pita bread recipe, you will never need to buy pita again! It’s so fluffy and so easy to make.
Recipe: Food By Maria
Fluffy Greek Pita Bread
This Greek cabbage salad is the perfect recipe for a BBQ, or any time. It is healthy, flavorful, and a great spin on traditional coleslaw.
Recipe: Food By Maria
Greek Cabbage Salad
Enjoy this recipe for taramasalata, a traditional Greek dip made from fish roe (tarama), lemon juice, and olive oil.
Recipe: Souvlaki For The Soul
Taramasalata (Greek Fish Roe Dip)
Kolokithokeftedes, also referred to as Greek zucchini fritters or zucchini balls, are a delicious appetizer, snack, side or addition to a Greek mezze platter.
Recipe: Delicious Little Bites
Kolokithokeftedes (Greek Zucchini Fritters)
Greek chicken souvlaki made with the best lemon garlic marinade will be everyone’s favorite summer grilling recipe of the season!
Recipe: Downshiftology
Greek Chicken Souvlaki
This delicious Fasolada – or Greek White Bean Soup – is so easy to make. Loaded with beans and veggies, it’s a soup that warms the soul!
Recipe: Recipes From Europe
Fasolada (Greek White Bean Soup)
The perfect summer appetizer, this octopus salad is bursting with Mediterranean flavors. It’s ready in about 15 minutes!
Recipe: Healthy Recipes Blogs
Octopus Salad
Crispy on the outside, salty and creamy on the inside, this pan-fried feta saganaki is a take on the Greek classic cheese saganaki. This easy Greek appetizer takes about 10 minutes to make.
Recipe: Sugar Salt Magic
Feta Saganaki
Dressed with extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and oregano, these oven-baked fries are inspired by the traditional Greek taverna favorite, patates tiganites.
Recipe: The Modern Proper
Greek Fries (Patates Tiganites)
Discover the Mediterranean flavor in every bite with these Marinated Artichoke Hearts. A versatile and delicious addition to your favorite recipes.
Recipe: Avi Pie
Herb Marinated Artichoke Hearts
Savor the flavors of Greece with our mouthwatering Lahanodolmades – tender cabbage leaves stuffed with a delectable mix of rice and aromatic herbs, bathed in a luscious tomato sauce.
Recipe: Mia Kouppa
Lahanodolmades (Cabbage Rolls)
Gemista are a Greek stuffed veggie that can be made in so many tasty ways. They’re perfect for summer as a side dish or main course.
Recipe: Food By Maria
Greek Stuffed Vegetables (Gemista)
These little Spanakopita tarts are a perfect appetizer for entertaining. They can be made ahead of time and frozen, then popped into the oven to warm up again.
Recipe: Noshing With The Nolands
Spanakopita Tarts
Delicious bites of fried feta cheese with honey and a crispy toasted sesame coating. This elevated appetizer is ready in just 10 minutes!
Recipe: Damn, Spicy!
Pan Fried Feta Cheese With Honey And Sesame
This Greek Bruschetta is a combination of a Greek Salad and Bruschetta! They’re perfect to serve as an appetizer for your next party.
Recipe: Cooking with Ayeh
Greek Bruschetta
These potatoes wedges are loaded with all your favorite Mediterranean spices and served with a cool, creamy yogurt sauce!
Recipe: Midwest Foodie Blog
Greek Potato Wedges
Feta cheese, cucumbers, olives and tomatoes are skewered and drizzled with olive oil and Za’atar to create a simple and delicious appetizer.
Recipe: My Baking Addiction
Greek Salad Skewers
This healthy Greek-inspired shrimp recipe can be cooked and served as a one-pot skillet dinner, or baked as a fast and easy-to-make appetizer.
Recipe: Foodie Crush
Saucy Greek Baked Shrimp

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39+ Greek Appetizer Recipes

Greek cuisine is known for its fresh, flavorful dishes, and appetizers are no exception. From classic dishes like tzatziki and hummus to more unique options like saganaki and dolmades, there is a Greek appetizer for everyone to enjoy. Try these Greek Nachos with Hummus. They're topped with crumbly feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, pepperoncini, Kalamata olives and a tangy tzatziki sauce.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 3 pita pockets (cut into 8 wedges (or you can use store bought pita chips))
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Olive oil for drizzling
  • ¾ cup hummus
  • 1 cup feta cheese (cut into small cubes)
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives (chopped)
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • ½ cup sliced pepperoncinis
  • 1/4 red onion (chopped)
  • ¼ cup flat leaf parsley (chopped)

Tzatziki:

Instructions

  • Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Coarsely grate the cucumber using a box grater or food processor. Then wrap in paper towels or a tea towel and squeeze to remove excess liquid.
  • Place cucumber in a bowl. Add remaining ingredients then mix to combine. Set aside for at least 20 minutes for the flavors combine.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place pita wedges on a baking sheet and season with cumin and salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and bake for 10-12 minutes, until crisp. Place on a plate or large platter.
  • To build your nachos, start with the pita chips on the bottom and top with hummus, tzatziki, feta cheese, olives, tomatoes, pepperoncinis, onion and parsley.

Notes

You can also use store bought tzatziki sauce in this recipe. 
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Nutrition

Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 1109mg | Potassium: 347mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 645IU | Vitamin C: 11.6mg | Calcium: 329mg | Iron: 2.7mg

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