These Greek Meze Dips are so tasty and delicious and so much fun to prepare. There are many types of Greek cooking and the best way to taste them all is to actually try some Greek Meze Dips when you visit Greece. Each island has their own version. I am really familiar with Cyprus, but it’s not really fair to choose which you think might be the best as they all differ so much.
Tapas dishes are traditionally from Spain but it has the same meaning as meze – so it means ‘lots of dishes’ or ‘a good selection’. The word ‘Mezé’ is shortened from ‘Mezedhes’ (or at least that’s what I was told by my friend Stella) Well here in Europe we use the word ‘nibbles’ but that usually refers to a few snacks and crisps – perhaps our equivalent is more like a small finger buffet perhaps….
In a Cypriot restaurant, a meze can be small dishes of moussaka, kleftiko, stuffed vines and stifado and many more varied types of dishes. I will try to make them all eventually as they are really worth doing. I have travelled to Greece and Cyprus many times, and I have been lucky enough to try many different dishes – to me they are all delicious. The Greeks and Cypriots also drizzle extra virgin olive oil over all the dips as they are very proud of their oil and so they should be – delicious!
Lets see how to make these lovely little Greek Meze Dips: