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Ready for a summer in Santorini? Well not literally, but with these recipes, you can at least get a taste of what it would be like to be on a fantastic vacation in Santorini. They are the perfect recipes to make as summer comes to a close to hold on to those last few moments. These vegan Greek recipes are super delicious and will impress whoever is eating with you!

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1. Greek Orzo Pasta Salad

Greek Orzo Pasta Salad with Fresh Dill

Source: Greek Orzo Pasta Salad

This Greek Orzo Pasta Salad by Let’s Talk Vegan is made with fresh dill, crisp veggies, & a light dressing. Make this vegan recipe in 10 mins for a healthy lunch.

2. Greek Avocado Toast

Greek Avocado Toast

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Avocados are among the fruit and vegetables that Greece exports, and most of the cultivation is in the southern Aegean island of Crete. Here’s a Greek twist on the classic avocado toast breakfast with tomatoes, olives, lemon juice, and – of course – olive oil, which Homer called ‘liquid gold’. You have to try this Greek Avocado Toast by The Greek Vegetarian Cookbook, Heather Thomas!

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SUMMER: Stunning Plant-Based Recipes to Enjoy All Season When the Sun's Out
SUMMER: Stunning Plant-Based Recipes to Enjoy All Season When the Sun’s Out is the only cookbook you need this summer! This cookbook will be your savior this summer. You can now enjoy your mouth-watering meals without spending hours prepping in a hot kitchen. With 75 plant-based, refreshing recipes featuring classic summer flavors, this will be your guide to breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner, with some cooling indulgences! You’ll also find plenty of BBQ and grill recipes that are guaranteed to impress everyone at your next summer barbeque outing! This cookbook features recipes like BBQ Chickpea Sliders with Pineapple Slaw, Watermelon Salad with Fried Tofu and Basil-Lime Dressing, Dragon Fruit Lemonade Frappé, and a Nectarine and Mango Summer Tart that will make your summer a memorable one!

3. Falafel With Tzatziki Sauce

Falafel With Tzatziki Sauce

Source: Falafel With Tzatziki Sauce

There is nothing better than freshly made pita bread. Soft and pillowy and freshly warm. Pair it with a delicious falafel recipe, tzatziki sauce, and some fresh veggies and you got yourself the perfect vegan greek gyro. You will love Taavi Moore‘s Falafel With Tzatziki Sauce!

4. Greek Lemon Herb Tofu Naanwiches

Greek Lemon Herb Tofu Naanwiches

Source: Greek Lemon Herb Tofu Naanwiches

These vegan Greek Lemon Herb Tofu Naanwiches by Allie Penner are inspired by Greek chicken souvlaki. Crispy lemon-herb baked tofu, tzatziki, hummus, and Greek kale salad are loaded onto naan bread for the ultimate hearty summer meal.

5. Greek-Style Spaghetti Squash

Greek-Style Spaghetti Squash

Source: Greek-Style Spaghetti Squash

This recipe is traditionally made with pasta, this gluten-free variation uses spaghetti squash instead of noodles. Mediterranean-style herbs, caramelized onion, and good-quality olives make this an amazingly flavorful meal. Spaghetti squash is a versatile low-calorie vegetable that supplies complex carbohydrates needed to fuel long runs, hard workouts, and other intense training sessions. A dish like this one is also an excellent choice as part of a post-workout recovery meal. The body’s muscles and other tissues need to be replenished with carbohydrates paired with some protein; the combination of fiber-rich vegetables and easy-to-digest lentils is a perfect option due to its overall nutritional package.

Greek-Style Spaghetti Squash is reprinted with permission from Plant Powered Athlete by Zuzana Fajkusova and Nikki Lefler, Page Street Publishing Co. 2020. Photo credit: Nikki Lefler

6. Rice with Olives and Basil

Rice with olives and basil made with less than ten ingredients

Source: Rice with Olives and Basil

Kalamata olives are grown in Greece. They have a dark purple color and a soft texture. In most grocery stores, they are sold in jars packed in either brine or olive oil, and they come both whole and pitted. They taste excellent in this Rice with Olives and Basil by Kelly Jaggers!

Excerpted from The Everything® Mediterranean Instant Pot® Cookbook by Kelly Jaggers. Copyright © 2020 by Simon & Schuster, Inc. Used with permission of the publisher, Adams Media, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. All rights reserved.

7. Green Beans a la Polita

Green Beans a la Polita

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This recipe for Green Beans a la Polita by Lenia Patsi is a twist on the traditional Greek Artichokes a la Polita recipe! This recipe uses green beans instead, but it turns out just as delicious!

8. Roasted Greek Cauliflower Wraps With Hummus

Greek Cauliflower Wraps

Source: Roasted Greek Cauliflower Wraps With Hummus

Make these easy Roasted Greek Cauliflower Wraps With Hummus by Let’s Talk Vegan for a healthy protein-packed lunch. Made with homemade hummus, lemony cauliflower, and fresh crisp veggies. The cucumber, red pepper, spring mix greens, and kalamata olives add loads of fresh Mediterranean flavors to this wrap, while the balsamic vinegar gives it a nice punch.

9. Greek Salad With Homemade Feta Cheese

Vegan Greek Salad With Homemade Feta Cheese

Source: Greek Salad With Homemade Feta Cheese

The Greek Salad is a typical recipe of the cuisine of Greece that is made with the typical ingredients of this country and the Mediterranean diet in general. The basis of this rich and easy salad is tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, pepper, olives, and feta cheese. Traditionally it is seasoned with olive oil, salt, pepper, and oregano. This Greek Salad With Homemade Feta Cheese by Yana Christyakova is amazing.

10. Greek Mushroom Pita Sandwich

Greek Mushroom Pita Sandwich

Source: Greek Mushroom Pita Sandwich

This Greek Mushroom Pita Sandwich by Pavani Nandula is easy to make and delicious. Roasting mushrooms make this pita sandwich meaty and hearty.

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