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Five Traditional (and Easy!) Thanksgiving Recipes with Greek Elements

November 18, 2023

Greek-Inspired Roast Turkey:

Marinate your Thanksgiving turkey with a blend of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, and rosemary for a Greek-inspired flavor. Stuff the turkey with a traditional Greek stuffing made with rice, ground lamb, pine nuts, and aromatic spices like cinnamon and allspice.

Greek Lemon Potatoes (Patates Lemonates):

Instead of traditional mashed potatoes, consider serving Greek lemon potatoes. These are oven-roasted potatoes tossed in olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and oregano. The result is a zesty and herb-infused side dish that pairs beautifully with roast turkey.

Greek-Style Cranberry Sauce:

Give your cranberry sauce a Greek twist by adding a touch of Greek honey and chopped walnuts. The honey adds a natural sweetness and the walnuts provide a delightful crunch, making your cranberry sauce unique and flavorful.

Greek Spinach and Feta Stuffing:

Replace traditional bread stuffing with a Greek-inspired spinach and feta stuffing. Combine sautéed spinach, crumbled feta cheese, pine nuts, and dill to create a filling that is both savory and fresh.

Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Pie:

For dessert, put a Greek spin on the classic pumpkin pie by incorporating Greek yogurt into the filling. The yogurt adds a rich and creamy texture while maintaining a delightful tartness. Sprinkle some crushed baklava or chopped nuts on top for an extra layer of Greek flavor.

By incorporating these Greek-inspired ingredients and recipes into your Thanksgiving feast, you can create a unique and flavorful blend of traditional American and Mediterranean flavors that will leave your guests raving about your innovative Thanksgiving menu.

 

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