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Greek food for casual dinner party - how does this menu sound?

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AngryFeet Wed 01-Jan-14 21:08:06

So I thought I could do a selection of dishes for everyone to help themselves to:-

Spinach and feta filo pie
Lemon roasted potatoes
Couple of dips (houmous etc)

I need some sort of salad or veg dish to go with it - I bloody hate greek salad because of the celery so need another option.

For pudding I am doing baklava icecream in filo cups drizzled with honey.

Does it sound ok? Or should I add more to the main?

superram Wed 01-Jan-14 21:24:56

I have never had celery in Greek salad-either here or in Greece.

Surely just toms, cucumber, olives, lettuce, feta maybe pepper then oil and vinegar. I love a Greek salad.

Deffo no celery in Greek salad. Soak red onion in red wine for half an hour before using in the salad - lovely.


I'd lose the cups and jusy do baklava, maybe with some Greek yoghurt or cream, perhaps with a drop of orange blossom water in it.

AngryFeet Wed 01-Jan-14 22:23:48

The icecream is baklava flavour not icecream with baklava smile

I know. But I still think normal baklava would be nicer. Then again, I don't like icecream much. smile

Onykahonie Wed 01-Jan-14 22:32:05

Definitely no celery in Greek salad...ever! You could do a plain tomato and cucumber salad instead though. I love hummus, tzatziki and aubergine salad
Apart from that, the menu sounds amazing.

fuckwittery Wed 01-Jan-14 22:33:41

Lovely but is everyone vegetarian or are you deliberately not doing meat or fish? I'd be tempted to do one more veg dish as well as salad, maybe sesame courgettes.

Upcycled Wed 01-Jan-14 22:34:25

Invite me please.
I can bring some naice olives.

You can do a nice feta dip - mash feta and add a bit of yoghurt to loosen. Add finely chopped red onion, finely chopped green chilli, squeeze of lemon and drizzle of olive oil plus lots of black pepper.

Monty27 Wed 01-Jan-14 22:36:26

Just do your own salads, let people have what they want, I've never noticed celery in Greek salad either, just put some celery with the dips if it is traditional?

AngryFeet Wed 01-Jan-14 22:36:27

2 veggies out of 6 of us so figured it was easier to keep it all veggie.

Sesame courgettes sound lovely!

I don't know where I got the celery thing from. Must be the cucumbers (which I also hate).

Allalonenow Wed 01-Jan-14 22:36:45

I've never had celery in a Greek salad, just leave it out if you don't like it.
I agree that you need at least another main dish, how about aubergine/tomato bake with a cheese topping, or a fish/fennel stew, or a platter of grilled lamb chops with plenty of rosemary.

Greek butter beans are lovely - and veggie.

Allalonenow Wed 01-Jan-14 22:41:07

Oh just seen the vegetarian thing, in that case aubergine stuffed with rice would be nice, Greeks love stuffed veg.

Dilidali Wed 01-Jan-14 22:48:14

Dolmades (stuffed rice in vine leaves), tesco does tins, just pop in microwave few secs, or oven if you have time.

Do proper coffee and serve with a glass of water smile

What is baklava flavour???!!! You mean rose water? And pistachios?

Youghurt, salt, grated cucumber bit of mint, garlic is another concoction you can use with pita bread.

I love your menu and it made me very very hungry!!!!

What's the occasion? smile

AngryFeet Wed 01-Jan-14 22:50:34

This is the icecream

No occasion. My girlfriends and I take it in turns to host dinner at ours once a month smile

Dilidali Wed 01-Jan-14 22:59:24

OMG, that looks amazing!!!!
And I really like the idea of hosting girlfriend dinners smile

I am so hungry right now!!!

DrownedGirl Wed 01-Jan-14 23:02:19

Bulgur wheat salad?

MadameDefarge Wed 01-Jan-14 23:11:18

taramasalata surely?

bruffin Wed 01-Jan-14 23:19:57

What about fasolia or Bamies (okra) in tomato.

Salad just cucumber, tomato and coriander with olive oil and lemon juice

bruffin Wed 01-Jan-14 23:22:05

Also if you have a greek or turkish shop nearby get hold of some freshly baked bread gorgeous for mopping up tomato sauces or dips.

bruffin Wed 01-Jan-14 23:22:35

daktylia bread

FrankAndFurt Wed 01-Jan-14 23:28:56

I would love this. It's fine just as it is.

How about adding Mushrooms a la Grecque

or some roasted peppers

FrankAndFurt Wed 01-Jan-14 23:30:58

I'd come just for the icecream......

Looks really yummy. grin

The icecream with figs looks amazing.

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