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Kolokythopita

Zucchinis are a vegetable that grows in abundance all summer in Greece and can be cooked in countless different ways. They go well with many ingredients, producing a variety of both savory …

close-up of baked pan with pieces of ‘Kolokythopita’ means zucchini pie|

Zucchinis are a vegetable that grows in abundance all summer in Greece and can be cooked in countless different ways. They go well with many ingredients, producing a variety of both savory and sweet dishes found in different parts of the country. Kolokythopita (zucchini-pita) is one of its savory versions and is prepared with (see upper photo) or without using filo (bottom photo).
The filling includes strained zucchini mixed with chopped onion, eggs, flour, grated feta cheese, dill, and parsley.

close-up of piece of ‘Kolokythopita’ means zucchini pie with green herbs in the background

Baked in the oven, it is served as an appetizer cold or hot and goes very nicely with wine. There is also a sweet version using sugar, cinnamon, or raisins and cloves.

 

 

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