24 Greek Side Dishes (Easy & Delicious!)

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Moussaka, Greek roast lamb, souvlaki or pastitsio! Whichever you’re in the mood to make, you’ll want a tasty and easy Greek side dish to go with it, right?

So if it’s all Greek to you when it comes to what to serve with a classic Greek dish, I’ve got you covered with this list of 24 delicious, no-fuss ideas! (which, incidentally, all happen to be vegetarian!)

Kali orexi! (Enjoy your meal!)

A white dish of cooked Greek potatoes with fresh herbs on top with a spoon in it and with a blue tea towel and baking dish in the background.

1. Greek Lemon Potatoes

If there’s one Greek side dish that goes with almost any main meal you can think of, Greek food or otherwise, it’s classic Greek potatoes! This version is pretty famous, with hundreds of 5 star reviews. These potatoes are SO easy to make, and tend to steal the show every single time.

From this easy eggplant moussaka to Greek chicken meatballs or spinach and feta pie, serve these with it and I don’t think you’ll hear any complaints!

A closeup of an overhead of some golden brown cooked Greek potatoes in a baking dish with a blue tea towel in the corner and with a sprinkle of parsley on top.
4.72 from 221 votes

The Best Greek Potatoes

These Greek potatoes are tasty, creamy, crispy and go with just about anything! Be warned, it's hard to stop eating them!
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2. Greek Salad (Horiatiki Salata)

I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t know and love an authentic Greek salad. As well as being one of the most popular Greek side dishes, it’s ridiculously easy to make with just a few simple and fresh ingredients.

Don’t be afraid to serve it by itself with these surprisingly tasty 2-minute olive oil toasts. Or surprise your guests with a simple Greek feast by serving this iconic salad with moussaka, Greek chicken and potatoes or gemista (stuffed peppers and tomatoes).

This is another side that goes with almost anything. Make it with the freshest ingredients, and don’t even think about forgetting the tsatziki sauce on the side!

Part of a big Greek salad in a white bowl with a big slice of feta cheese and oregano on top from above.
5 from 7 votes

Greek Salad

This traditional Greek salad uses only eight fresh ingredients – tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, green peppers, black olives, feta cheese, oregano and olive oil.
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3. Halloumi Fries

This is the perfect 3-ingredient side dish or appetizer when you’re entertaining. These fries-with-a-cheesy-twist taste incredible dipped into your favorite dip. How about keeping to a Greek theme with a simple homemade tsatziki sauce? Personally, I also like to add a dish of sweet chilli sauce.

Trust me, literally everyone will go wild for these, for the oldest to the youngest!

A stack of halloumi fries on brown paper and a blue marble platter with dips to the side
4.89 from 27 votes

Crispy Halloumi Fries

You need just 3 ingredients to make these super crispy Halloumi Fries. Try them once and I guarantee they will become a favorite in your house!
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4. Halloumi Bites

Essentially these are the same as halloumi fries – just presented in a different way. These bites lend themselves a little more to being passed around at parties or snacked on whilst watching TV (no judgement here!).

Overhead view of a small blue and red dish of crispy fried halloumi bites with small dishes of dipping sauces in the background.
4.75 from 16 votes

Fried Halloumi Bites

These super easy bites are such a quick and easy appetizer or party snack, and they never fail to impress!
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5. Greek Tzatziki Sauce (yogurt and cucumber dip)

Tsatziki is a fresh sauce made from Greek yogurt, cucumber, and garlic. It’s incredibly versatile! You can serve it as a dip with pita bread, as part of a mezze platter, or with countless Greek dishes as ‘the icing on the cake’.

This version takes just 10 minutes to make but has an authentic Greek taste. And it really is amazing just how many dishes you can serve it with!

A closeup of a brown ceramic bowl of authentic Greek tsatziki with a spoon and with fresh dill and olive oil on top and on a wooden board and blue background.

10 Minute Greek Tsatziki Sauce

You'll find this super versatile and easy sauce on every table in a Greek restaurant. It also happens to be very easy to make in only 10 minutes. Simply mix Greek yogurt with cucumber, garlic, dill and lemon juice for a healthy sauce that goes with just about everything!
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6. Greek Spinach and Feta Filo Pie

I’ve served this as the star of the show on many occasions. But a traditional spanakopita, or spinach and feta pie, can also be the perfect accompaniment to a main dish. My favorite way to serve this pie is with Greek lemon rice and Greek baked eggplant. SO delicious, and a completely vegetarian meal, too.

It also works perfectly on a Greek style mezze platter!

A whole Greek spinach and feta filo pie on baking paper with a piece cut out and with a piece in the background on a plate
4.91 from 41 votes

Greek Spinach and Feta Filo Pie

My version of Spanakopita is incredibly delicious, and perfect for a simple lunch or as a midweek meal for the family. Made with just a few ingredients and a very simple but show stopping filo crust.
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7. Greek Baked Eggplant

Whether you’re an eggplant lover or not, try this incredible dish once and it might just become one of your favorite healthy side dishes!

Made with a few simple ingredients, this Greek side is ridiculously tasty, not to mention healthy. I love to serve it with Greek meatballs and 2-minute toasted bread with olive oil. Also perfect for making ahead.

our favourite baked eggplant with tomato and feta
4.88 from 47 votes

Greek Baked Eggplant with Tomato and Feta

Such a simple Mediterranean side dish of baked eggplant with tomato sauce and feta cheese. This dish is perfect served with grilled meat or by itself with some garlic bread on the side.
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8. Baked Feta with Tomatoes, Peppers and Olives

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know by now that you can bake feta cheese in the oven. But do you know how truly delicious it is?

Many people love to stir this through pasta, but I love it by itself with bread or toast for lunch or dinner. It can even be a dip, or yes, go ahead and stir it through pasta for a delicious and satisfying quick meal.

Throw a whole block of Feta into a dish with Mediterranean vegetables and flavors, bake for 30 minutes and voilà!

A dish of baked feta with tomatoes, peppers and olives from above
5 from 4 votes

Baked Feta with Tomatoes, Peppers and Olives

A wonderfully simple Greek appetizer of baked feta cheese with tomatoes, peppers, olives, oregano and paprika. Its tastes like a warm Greek salad and is wonderful smothered onto bread with a glass of ouzo or wine!
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9. Greek Lettuce Salad (Maroulosalata)

This very quick and simple salad may be the most simple side dish you could ever make. But it’s like giving a plain green salad a makeover.

You need only 6 ingredients to make a maroulosalata in just 10 minutes. I think you’ll love how it will go with anything and how fresh, crunchy and green it is!

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Greek Lettuce Salad

This Greek lettuce salad tastes fresh, zingy and delicious. Serve it alongside almost anything and you'll add vibrance and crunch to your plate in a matter of minutes!
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10. Greek Lemon Rice

This favorite Greek Lemon Rice recipe makes a perfect side dish that’s especially good with chicken dishes such as this Greek Marinated Chicken. But it’s also great paired with steak, meatballs or fish.

This lovely rice pilaf also makes a bowl of happy, sunshiny comfort food that’s perfect eaten on its own. Don’t skip a generous sprinkle of feta cheese on the top.

Lemony Mediterranean rice with chickpeas in a blue bowl from above with lemons in the background
4.80 from 5 votes

Greek Lemon Rice with Chickpeas

This wonderful lemony, Mediterranean style rice dish with chickpeas is healthy, low cost, and ready in just 20 to 25 minutes.
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11. 2-Minute Olive Oil Toasts

I first came across something like this as a side dish when I lived in Greece.

When you need dinner to be quick and easy (like every night?!) you really can’t beat these olive oil toasts. Ideal for those times when even boiling water for pasta or rice feels like a chore!

A platter of toasted bread with olive oil and salt being held
5 from 6 votes

2-Minute Toasted Bread with Olive Oil and Salt

Just toast slices of your favourite bread, then drizzle with olive oil and scatter with salt. Serve with soups, stews, salads and everything in between!
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12. Greek Zucchini Fries

Don’t say I didn’t warn you – you may not be able to stop eating these easy Greek style zucchini fries. They go so well with countless main dishes.

Made with the lightest tempura batter and shallow fried, they take minutes to make and seconds to devour!

A brown baking paper bag of zucchini fries
5 from 3 votes

Crispy Greek Zucchini Fries

Delicious and super easy Greek style zucchini fries in the lightest, crispiest tempura batter. Don't forget a big dish of traditional Greek tzatziki sauce for dipping!
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13. Tyrokafteri (Spicy Greek Feta Dip)

The sweetness of the red peppers in this very easy Greek style spicy feta dip cuts through the salty feta just enough. It’s punchy, zesty and absolutely delicious as a result.

This dip goes well with Greek pita chips, Greek chicken and potatoes, a Greek village salad, as part of a mezze platter or even spread on a sandwich!

Someone scooping up spicy feta dip with a homemade pita chip from an oval shaped dish with black and white rim on a black plate and blue background with more pita chips in the background.
5 from 1 vote

5-Minute Tryokafteri (Spicy Greek Feta Dip)

A delicious dip made with just five simple Mediterranean ingredients – roasted red peppers (from a jar!), feta cheese, olive oil, lemon juice and chili flakes. Ready for scooping up with Greek pita chips in just 5 minutes!
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14. Mediterranean Roast Vegetables

I’d call these Greek style veggies rather than a traditional Greek side, but that doesn’t stop them from going perfectly with almost anything! I often serve them with easy baked chicken thighscrustless quiche, or creamy pesto chicken.

If you have any leftovers, these vegetables go perfectly in toasted sandwiches or on top of a pizza!

A dish of Mediterranean roast vegetables on a white background with a spoon in it and a green tea towel in the background
5 from 2 votes

Mediterranean Roast Vegetables (Oven or Air Fryer)

Throw your veg on a baking dish, toss through some olive oil and simple herbs and spices, and roast for around half an hour (or just 15 minutes if you're using your air fryer).
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15. Greek Macaroni Cheese

I think you’ll love this mac n’ cheese with a Greek ‘twist’. Of course, you can eat it by itself as a meal. But this creamy-but-light dish also goes really well as a side with Greek meatballs, simple roast chicken or other roasted meats.

a really easy Greek mac and cheese bake being served with a big spoon
4.78 from 18 votes

30-Minute Greek Mac and Cheese

Packed with spinach and feta cheese and topped with crispy panko crumbs, this light mac n' cheese tastes a bit like a Greek spinach and cheese pie! The best part? It's on the table in just 30 minutes!
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16. Feta Orzo Salad

This simple but delicious pasta salad with feta, asparagus and chickpeas is perfect served alongside a classic quiche lorraine, a spinach and feta filo pie, or just eat it for lunch by itself!

A closeup of a blue bowl of asparagus, tomato and chickpea orzo salad with a spoon across the top.
5 from 4 votes

Orzo Salad with Feta, Asparagus and Chickpeas

Looking for something refreshing, simple, and healthy to go with your chicken, fish, or steak main? Look no further!
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17. Greek Baked Pita Chips

This is barely even a recipe as it’s just so simple! But do give it a try. These homemade pita chips are delicious, healthy and take moments to make.

Homemade pita chips in a blue floral bowl with feta dip, lemon halves, Greek salad and salt just visible at the sides, all on a mottled blue background.

10-Minute Greek Baked Pita Chips

Open a packet of ready-made wholemeal pita bread, cut into 8 wedges and lay them on a baking tray, paint each wedge on both sides with your yummy Greek flavours, then bake for 10 minutes!
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18. Easy Gigantes plaki (Greek giant beans)

A super easy stovetop version of everybody’s favorite healthy Greek comfort food – Greek giant beans AKA gigantes plaki or ‘baked giants’! Except this version isn’t baked – no need to turn on the oven for these, and no pre-soaking or pre-cooking of the beans!

These go wonderfully well as a side dish with Greek air fried meatballs, baked chicken thighs, quiche lorraine, and so much more.

An overhead view of a ceramic dish of Greek giant beans with fresh herbs and feta crumbled on top, on a blue marble plate stand with slices of bread, fresh dill, a white and blue checked tea towel and a bigger pan of the beans around it.

Easy Greek Giant Beans With Canned Beans

These homemade Greek giant beans are a quick and easy stovetop twist on the classic dish called 'gigantes plaki' in Greece. You'll love the tender, creamy beans coated in the healthy and tasty Mediterranean style tomato-vegetable sauce. Savor all the goodness of this Greek comfort food favorite without the need for oven-baking.
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19. Hummus with Pine Nuts and Paprika

My easy hummus recipe can be made in your food processor in mere seconds. I hope you’ll agree the result is unbelievably tasty. All you need is some fresh bakery bread or pita chips on the side.

A brown ceramic pot with hummus in it sprinkled with pine nuts, olive oil and herbs and with ingredients scattered around.
5 from 1 vote

Perfect Quick Hummus with Pine Nuts and Paprika

Just throw a few ingredients into a food processor, then tip into a dish and top with pine nuts and a sprinkle of paprika. Serve with some simple 2-ingredient flatbread and life doesn't get much better!
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20. Red Pepper and Eggplant Dip

An Incredibly sweet and smoky traditional Greek dip that’s ultra healthy and fresh-tasting. Perfect served simply with bread or as part of your mezze platter.

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Sweet Roasted Red Pepper and Eggplant Dip

A deliciously sweet dip made from roasted peppers, eggplant and tahini paste. Add Feta cheese on top for extra yumminess!
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21. Mini Cheese Pies (Tiropitakia)

These mini cheese pies make great party food served with your favorite dip. They could also work well as a side with Greek lemon rice, orzo salad or Greek Mac n’ Cheese.

A mini Greek cheese pie just baked on a cooling rack and marble background with another pie in the background.

Tiropitakia (Mini Greek Feta Cheese Pies)

Try these easy, cheesy, crispy Greek mini feta cheese pies made with just filo pastry, feta cheese and a few other simple ingredients. Make them ahead, stash them in the freezer, and you’re ready to go!
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22. One Pan Vegetable Couscous

This wonderfully simple vegetarian dish uses one pan (my favorite!). Roast green peppers with onions and zucchini, add tomatoes and kalamata olives, stir into couscous, then top with halloumi cheese.

Goes beautifully as both a main course or side dish with this easy flatbread recipe and perhaps a few spoonfuls of Greek yogurt or even tsatziki sauce.

One pan Greek couscous with halloumi in a rustic bowl and on a green checked place mat
4.25 from 4 votes

One-Pan Roasted Vegetable Cous Cous with Halloumi

Delicious roasted vegetables with a Greek twist. Add couscous to the dish, and top with crispy halloumi cheese.
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23. Greek Bread

Is it bread or is it cake? Make it to find out. It’s SO delicious and easy to recreate the village bakery bread from Greece!

A loaf of homemade Greek bread sliced on a wooden board with a bit of olive oil drizzled over some of the slices.
5 from 1 vote

Greek Bread (Easy No Knead Recipe)

You won't believe how easy it is to make the delicious Greek bread you enjoyed on your trips to Greece or in restaurants. There's no kneading necessary – just stir together the simple ingredients, leave to rise for 2 to 3 hours, then bake for just 40 minutes in an oven-proof pot. The result is a loaf of bread that's lightly crunchy on top and unbelievably soft, almost cake-y inside. Enjoy on its own dipped into olive oil or with all your favorite dinners.
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24. Greek Potato Salad

Last but definitely not least! You won’t miss the mayo in this lighter side dish – Greek potato salad! It’s perfect for parties and BBQs, and great if you don’t want to turn on the oven.

A big white dish of Greek potato salad on a grey ceramic tray with metal salad servers in it and with ingredients and a tea towel in the background.

Greek Potato Salad (Easy & Light!)

Greek potato salad doesn't have mayo in it, but you won't miss it! Lemony and packed with herbs and 'pickled' onions, it's easy and delicious, and ready in about 20 minutes. This is the perfect choice for a summer BBQ or family dinner, especially when you really don't want to turn on the oven.
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Which one (or more?!) of these super easy and tasty Greek side dishes will you choose? I have my own personal favorites (I’m looking at you, Greek potatoes, Greek salad and baked Greek eggplant!). But any of these dishes will make for a really delicious Greek feast when paired with your choice of main dish.

Please do let me know in the comments below what you thought!

Greek side dish FAQs

What’s the best Greek side dish?

They’re all delicious, but one of the easiest, most loved and most versatile Greek side dishes are these famous Greek roast potatoes. They go with almost any main dish you can imagine, Greek or otherwise!

What’s a good side dish for gyros?

A big authentic Greek salad (horiatiki salata) is the perfect accompaniment to pork or chicken gyros (pitas). Also consider Greek fries (with oregano), baba ganoush dip, zucchini fries, couscous salad or a simple tomato cucumber salad. They are also perfect enjoyed by themselves without any sides.

What side dishes go best with Greek lamb?

Greek slow roasted lamb, or lamb kleftiko, is cooked together with potatoes and vegetables, so it’s virtually a one pot meal! Try serving it with feta cheese, a simple Greek lettuce salad (maroulosalata) and, of course, authentic tzatziki sauce!

See this list of 50 lamb side dishes for more ideas.

What side dishes go with moussaka?

Moussaka is delicious served with a traditional Greek salad, Greek potatoes, tsatziki sauce and 2-minute olive oil toasts. It’s the perfect mini Greek feast!

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