With the days getting longer and temperatures creeping back up, we’re beginning to crave the foods of the season ahead. The Cretan Boureki is a staple dish in Crete, Greece, it is typically made during the summer when there is an abundance of garden vegetables and fresh herbs, but can easily be enjoyed year-round. This delicious Cretan Boureki recipe is very simple to make all year round.
Different versions of the boureki recipe can be found throughout Greece and this particular recipe is commonly prepared in the villages in Crete, prepared with local Greek olive oil. If you love Greek food and Mediterranean cuisine, you will definitely enjoy our delicious our Cretan Boureki recipe.
Below is what you will need to make this delicious Cretan meal.
READY IN: 1hr 40 mins SERVES: 4
Cretan Boureki Ingredients:
- 3 medium organic white or sweet potatoes
- 3 medium organic zucchini
- 1/4 cup fresh organic mint, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/3 cup Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/2 cup water
- Himalayan Salt & pepper
- 1 Greek Feta Cheese (200 grams)
Preparation for Boureki
Begin by washing and thinly slicing the potatoes and zucchini. Make sure that they are thin or they may take longer to cook. Option: You can peel the potatoes or leave the skin on.
Place the potatoes and zucchini in a 9×13 glass baking dish.
Then add the chopped mint, olive oil, water, and sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper to taste.
Combine all of the ingredients with a spoon or by hand and crumble and spread the feta cheese over the top. As shown above.
Option: You may chop up some green shallots to add on top.
Place in the oven and bake uncovered at 400° for 50-60 minutes or until the cheese turns a golden brown.
I hope that you enjoy this delicious cretan boureki recipe and that you share your photos of your dish with us!
Bon appetit, or shall I say Kalí óreksi in Greek!