These crowd-pleasing pastries can be served as an hors d'oeuvre or drizzled with extra honey and sprinkled with chopped nuts for a light dessert. Thaw phyllo overnight in the refrigerator so that it doesn't dry out. Another trick is to cover the sheets with a damp kitchen towel when you place them on the work surface so they stay moist before using.
Greek Appetizers & Snacks
Taking the tahini (sesame paste) out of this hummus variation makes it a low-fat dip that’s still full of flavor. Toasting whole cumin seeds and then grinding them to a powder adds a smoky flavor you can’t get from preground cumin. Serve with pita crisps and raw veggies.
Brynelle Shepeck, of Littleton, Colo., serves these tasty spinach-and-feta appetizers—a riff on classic spanakopita pie—at family gatherings and neighborhood parties.
Combine frozen spinach, feta cheese, and a packet of phyllo and … presto!
You have a batch of Greek-style nibbles that taste great served warm or at room temperature.
This creamy-zesty dip has more than 40 cloves of garlic in it. Yet, roasting the garlic softens the cloves to a creamy, slightly sweet pulp that doesn’t overwhelm other flavors or give off that typical garlicky aroma.
This versatile dip can be served with chips, pita wedges, or roasted veggies, as well as the Chickpea Croquettes.
Once you’ve discovered how easy it is to stuff your own grape leaves, you’ll want to make this appetizer all the time.