Summer is approaching, so it’s time to try some light and fresh Greek staples. One of the best parts about taking advantage of seasonal dishes is using fresh and local ingredients. Whether shopping at your neighborhood grocery store or visiting your favorite Greek restaurant, you’ll find various Mediterranean ingredients to inspire your culinary creations. Here are some of the best Greek staples to try this summer.

Need to Cool Down? Try a Refreshing Greek Salad

Serve a Greek salad for a delicious and light summer Greek dish. This colorful salad features a variety of summer vegetables, including tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet bell peppers, onions, and olives. Topped with creamy feta cheese, a drizzle of olive oil, and a sprinkle of fragrant oregano, it’s a balanced blend of Greek flavors. Whether served as a refreshing starter, a light side dish, or a satisfying main course, this Greek salad will surely be a hit at any summer gathering.

Treat Yourself to Greek Gyros This Summer

If you’ve ever walked into a Greek restaurant, chances are you’ve encountered a Gyro. At its core, gyros are mouthwatering “wraps” made from thinly sliced beef, chicken, pork, or a medley. This delicious Greek option is typically topped with tomatoes, onions, lettuce, tzatziki sauce, and even french fries at some places — like here at Greco. If you’re into plant-based goodness, you’ll discover vegetarian gyros featuring ingredients like grilled veggies, falafel, or even the beloved halloumi cheese.

Indulge in Grilled Fish This Summer

Greek dishes commonly feature fish since it’s a primary protein in the Mediterranean diet. You can find a variety of fresh fish during the summer at your local seafood market. Sea bass is the most common fish in Greek dishes. During summer, sea bass is often marinated in a vibrant mixture of olive oil, zesty lemon juice, aromatic garlic, and fragrant herbs. This dish is grilled to perfection and showcases the fish’s natural tastes while infusing it with a pleasant Mediterranean flavor. 

Visit Greco in Massachusetts and D.C. 

We’re excited for you to embark on this culinary journey and try one, or perhaps all, of these delectable Greek dishes. With summer in full swing, it’s the perfect time to explore local produce stands and savor the freshness of the ingredients. So, why not sit back, relax, and indulge in the vibrant flavors of these fantastic Greek staples? If you don’t feel like cooking, visit Greco Truly Greek in Washington, D.C., and Boston, MA, today. Summer dining has never been more delightful, and we’re sure these dishes will inspire your adventurous spirit.

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