Greek Lent Mezes
It’s that time of the year where we are fasting for Greek Easter. I am on my fourth day of fasting from no meat, and hey I feel pretty good!! Who is fasting with me?
If you are looking for some tasty lent recipes, please check out these two recipes below. I will share a wide range of tasty lent recipes the next few weeks. If you have a request for a lent recipe, please comment in the section below. 🙂
These two recipes are the perfect match!! Delicious Greek mezes!!
Serving: 25 keftedes
(Dairy Free- Vegan- Vegetarian)
- 2 cups baby carrots
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 bunch parsley
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 pinch chili powder
- 1.5 cup all purpose flour
- 1 can black beans
- 1/2 white onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup flax seed
- Pink Himalayan sea salt
- Black pepper
- In a food processor add black beans, garlic, and onion and pulse until chopped. (Set aside)
- Add the carrots, parsley, basil, oregano, cumin, and chili powder to the blender. Pulse until carrots are grated.
- Add carrot mixture to black beans and mix to combine.
- In a medium bowl, add flax seed, salt, pepper, and flour and mix. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture, and mix with your hands.
- On a large plate, add flour, enough to roll 25 keftedes in.
- Heat a large pan with oil, and fry the keftedes in the pan for a few minutes.
- Serve with fresh lemon juice and tzatiki dip.
- For a sweet bite, drizzle pine honey over the top of these yummy keftedes.
Tasty Greek Patates
(Vegetarian- Vegan- Dairy Free)
- 3 large russet potatoes
- 3 cups extra virgin olive oil (Kouzini Olive Oil)
- 1 tsp Greek oregano
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp chili seasoning
- 1 lemon, reserve juice
- In a large saucepan heat the olive oil over medium heat. Peel the potatoes and cut them length wise. (Julienne fries.)
- Add the potatoes to the hot pan, and let cook for about 15 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown. Strain the olive oil from the potatoes. Season with the spices, and lemon juice.
Enjoy my friends!!
Potatoes look fabulous!!
Thank you very much Adrianne!
I am always looking for recipes like your for keftedes! This weekend i will definitely try them! Pine honey? Never thought of it!I will try it too! Filia!
Yay thank you koukla mou!! You’re such a sweetheart. ❤️❤️
The vegan keftethes look great. Can it be made without the flour? What would you substitute for the flour? I bought two Geek cookbooks years ago and often make these roasted potatoes which I LOVE. Thanks for sharing :).
Yes definitely! Thank you for stopping by.
I would substitute with flax seed. Are you doing no flour right now?
I just came out with my first Greek cookbook called Back To My Roots available on Amazon. I hope you can check it out. I’m so happy you love Greek food.
Okay thanks. Yes doing gluten free right now and congrats on your new book. I would definitely check it out 🙂
Thank you very much. Unfortunately my book isn’t gf friendly, but there are some really tasty and delicious recipes.
You can also use oat flour in replace of all purpose flour. 🙂
Thanks will try it.
Thank you! Have a great day.
I really want those chips!
You should try them out!! 🙂
I really will!
Vegan keftethes looks good. I will try this while fasting. Thanks!
Thank you Effie mou. I sure hope you get to try them. Happy Friday!