Briam or Gemista: What do Greeks prefer?

Briam and Gemista

Summer means our favourite vegetables have started to appear in the greengrocers and supermarkets, which naturally leads to the next question - is briam or gemista the favourite summer dish of Greeks?

What do Greeks prefer?

The reactions were expected. In a survey by Olive Magazine, the stuffed vegetables prevailed by a large percentage gathering 84%, compared to its ratatouille counterpart, which managed to reach just over 15% (16%).


Gemista (which in Greek means ‘filled with’) is a traditional recipe for Greek stuffed tomatoes and other vegetables, such as capsicums and eggplants, that are baked until soft and nicely browned.

It is one of the most popular recipes in any Greek taverna and household, together with the moussaka!


Read our recipe HERE.

Briam is a wonderful Mediterranean dish packed with vegetables and flavour. This roasted vegetable bake is a traditional Greek dish and usually served with feta cheese, crusty bread, and olives.

The dish has all or some of the following vegetables: Zucchini, eggplant, potato, tomato, onion (red or yellow), as well as passata, canned diced tomatoes, or use fresh tomatoes and blitz them in a blender or food processor until smooth, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper, and olive oil and fresh herbs.


Read our recipe HERE.

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