These are the 10 recipes of 2018 that gathered the most views.
It's that time again! Just like last year with the top 10 recipes of 2017, the first post of 2019 will be a list with the most viewed recipes on the blog for the year to pass.
But first, I want to wish each and every one of you a happy new year with lots of joy, fulfillment, and good food! 🙂
OK, let's start!
#1. Moroccan rice (pilaf)
This very aromatic, vegan and gluten-free side dish was second on the list last year and now it's number one. And with good reason!
#2. Easy Baked Mediterranean Octopus
This is probably the easiest and the best way to prepare octopus at home. Wrapped with parchment paper and then foil, non of the flavor can escape!
#3. Fluffy pistachio cake with rosewater buttercream
A delicious cake with a Mediterranean touch, plus a how-to get-a-level-cake trick!
#4. Superfoods Detox Smoothie
To tell you the truth, my most favorite smoothie in the world is this World's best red berry smoothie (hence the name), but when I feel like I need an extra push, I always make this one 🙂
#5. Tuscan style white beans
These beans are perfection and the ultimate comfort food! Plus, you can make an excellent white bean risotto with the leftovers!
#6. Creamy Greek Salad Pasta
Is there anything better than Greek salad (Horiatiki)? This Greek salad pasta of course!
#7. Chewy olive oil and tahini chocolate chunk cookies
You've got to make these cookies guys! I'm being very serious! They're big, chewy, moist, chocolaty, and you can't even taste the tahini! (Plus, they're easily veganized)
#8. Greek roasted goat (or lamb) leg
Throw some potatoes next to the meat, pop it in the oven, and you'll have one of the best meals 🙂 (Just grab a good quality piece of meat!)
#9. Chickpea starter Cretan traditional Bread (Eftazimo)
This is probably the most difficult bread to make. But I've made a list with everything that can go wrong and how to fix it, so maybe it's not that difficult any more 🙂
#10. Greek traditional baked chickpeas (Revithada)
These melt-in-your-mouth aromatic chickpeas will change the way you feel about legumes! Plus, I've got a soft spot in my heart for this dish.
Are you wondering which recipes came close but didn't cut it to the top 10?
This Pure chocolate mousse cake - Torte, this Greek beef stew with orzo pasta (Youvetsi) and this Greek fish soup with vegetables and potatoes (Psarosoupa) almost made it... Maybe next year!
Nick @ GreekBoston.com
The Greek baked chickpea dish on this list is a simple comfort food and one that my family loves! The Greek style pasta salad is also a joy to eat. These are two things that people absolutely need to try.
Agree, Nick...and those cookies, Oh My Gosh!