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Why These Greek Dishes Need to be Added Into Your Weekly Meal Repertoire

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Find out why these three dishes are ones you should be making regularly

Greece is known for the history of the Olympic Games, great thinkers and philosophers, incredibly beautiful views, and delicious food. Bread, olive oil, and wine have been staples of the Greek diet for centuries, and many of the small farms that populate Greece produce cheeses, oils, fruits, vegetables, and grains. Common seasonings include garlic, oregano, mint, thyme, and basil. Seafood is also a staple of the cuisine due to islands making up 20 percent of Greece.

There are countless traditional Greek recipes that everyone should try, but here are three that you should really make part of your routine.

Chickpea Soup

Chickpeas are also known as garbanzo beans, which are extremely popular in Greek cuisine. Chickpea soup is just one of the many dishes containing the legume. Combining them with onions, carrots, lemon juice, and olive oil completes the dish.

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Stuffed grape leaves are an amazing lunch, dinner, or snack. The Greek recipe often includes ground lamb, fresh parsley, onion, and garlic.

Loukoumades

Deep-fried puffs of dough topped with honey and cinnamon are the perfect treat to reward yourself after a long day of work. They were even served to the winners of the Olympic Games in ancient Greece.

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