Gemista





Gemista rates as one of the most popular vegetarian dishes in Crete. It is stuffed vegetables (usually tomatoes and red peppers) usually served with chips. Less frequently you’ll find stuffed courgettes, and from time to time with cheese stuffing (delicious). Green and yellow peppers can also be used.



The most common filling for gemista is rice cooked with onions, salt, pepper, dill, parsley and olive oil. The vegetables are then stuffed with this and placed in an oven. It’s very rare to find a ‘meatarian’ gemista on Crete, but it’s possible on the mainland – just ask the waiter.

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