Common Ingredients in Greek Food Part 1

Ingredients Greek Food 1

Greek food shares many similarities in ingredients with Mediterranean food. It offers a distinct flavor that most people have come to love and crave. Its flavor profile stems heavily from the ingredients and seasonings that are natively grown and harvested on the Island of Greece. These ingredients are often simple and closest to their natural state as possible. This makes Greek Food a very healthy, refreshing, and delicious meal.

Here are some of the most common ingredients you can find in Greek Food.

Greek Yogurt

Unlike your typical yogurt, Greek yogurt has been strained and has a thicker consistency. Whether cooked or uncooked, it is used in a variety of ways to help add and complement flavors from other seasonings and ingredients. Commonly, it is used as a base for Tzatziki dip. 

Olive Oil

Greece is one of the world’s largest exporters of olive oil. It’s used for cooking, frying, grilling, and pairs well with bread and salad. 

Feta Cheese

70% of cheese consumed in Greece is Feta. Its creamy and slightly tangy flavors pair well with other common ingredients found in Greece Food. Compared to other types of cheese, it is lower in fat and is packed with B vitamins and other nutritional benefits.


Mint is a very popular aromatic herb that is an essential ingredient or garnishing in just about every Greek food. It helps add a fresh flavor to the food and offers many nutritional benefits. 

Our Chefs here at Caravan Kebab have mastered the preparation and use of these ingredients in cooking our Greek Food. We only use fresh and quality ingredients to ensure maximum flavor in our dishes. 

Come visit us and try our Greek Food today!