Recipes

We are gathering some of our signature recipes, so you can enjoy our delicious Greek dishes at the comfort of your home.
Baklava

Greece's most popular pastry and Taverna Opa's best selling dessert.

 

 

For the filling:

1 (5-inch piece) cinnamon stick, broken into 2 to 3 pieces or 2 teaspoons ground

15 to 20 whole allspice berries

6 ounces blanched almonds

6 ounces raw or roasted walnuts

6 ounces raw or roasted pistachio

2/3 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

1 teaspoon rose water

1 pound phyllo dough, thawed

8 ounces clarified unsalted butter, melted

 

For the syrup:

1 1/4 cups honey

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Tzatziki

The universal Greek appetizer that goes with anything.

 

Ingredients

2 cups plain yogurt

1 cucumber

A few cloves of chopped garlic

A few sprigs of chopped dill

Salt to taste

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 tablespoon red vinegar

2 tablespoons olive oil

 

Directions

  • Put yogurt in large container
  • Cut end off cucumber and shred with the skin
  • Drain cucumbers very well with a towel
  • Combine the shredded cucumbers with th... read more
This page was updated on February 18, 2011