eat your way around the world // vol. 1 Greece


Hey Bestie!


I don’t know how you are feeling but I personally am really sick and tired of staying at home all the time and not being able to experience new cultures and new foods. I miss travelling a ton. My boyfriend and I therefore started this thing where we try out new recipes from all over the world and we also sometimes make some fitting drinks to go along with it. 

Since we both really enjoyed doing this I thought why not share this idea with you guys so that we can eat our way around the globe together. 

I hope you’ll tag along to experience everything from Spanish empanadas and the best sangria ever to delicious dumplings! 

I will probably make this a monthly thing so that you can get together with your bestie or boyfriend and try out a night themed after another country with each other regularly.


Today we’ll be making some delicious Greek pitas. Vegetarian of course and you could even make them vegan super easily! 

Here's what you will need for the dough:

  • cup warm water (not hot or boiling)
  • teaspoons dry yeast
  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • teaspoons salt
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons olive oil (optional)

  • Here’s what you’ll need for the filling: 

-     cucumber

-       Chickpeas

-       Greek yoghurt or any vegan alternatives

-       Mayo or a vegan alternative

-       Dill

-       Tomato

-       Feta optional

-       Pink onions

-       Lettuce

-       Chili optional


And here is how it goes:


1.     Prepare your dough

The dough needs quite a while to rise and therefore I’d start with that for sure! Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl and then slowly mix in the warm water by hand. Knit till the dough gets an almost flawless surface and then put a damp warm towel over the bowl and let it rest for 30 minutes in an evenly temperatured space

2.     Prepare the tzatziki

Whilst the dough is rising we can start to make our tzatziki. For that you’ll cut up your into very thin pieces and add it to a bowl with the Greek yoghurt. After that you’ll have to add the dill, some salt, pepper, any other liked spices and some ail as well. I personally like to add some mayo because it tastes a little bit better after adding it in my opinion. Put the bowl aside and let’s continue on with our dough.

3.     Cut the dough into 8 pieces

Take your dough out of the bowl and add some flour to your workspace. Form a longish strip with your dough, kinda like a snake and then cut it up into 8 pieces. Form those 8 pieces into little balls and then let them rest for another 20-30 minutes.

4.     Cut up all your veggies

Tomatoes, onions, lettuce and also the feta should now be cut up into some small pieces. 

5.     Marinate those chickpeas

Rinse your chickpeas properly and remove the from it. After that you can add some olive oil and add all the spices you like to it. We did paprika ,curry, salt, pepper, some kind of herbs and then also added some fresh finely cut chilis to it.

6.     Form your dough

Next up you can take out the dough and form it into a flat round shape. I’d say they should be about 2 cm thick. The dough now needs to be wettened with some water and you can also add some dill on top of it. Put it in the oven for about 10-15 minutes and fill it while still warm so that the bread doesn’t break!

7.     Bake the chickpeas

Simultaneously to baking the dough you should also be baking your chickpeas. Evenly spread out on a baking tray you can put them in the oven for about 20 minutes at around 180 degrees. 


Assemble the whole thing and you’re ready to enjoy!


That was already it. A rather easy recipe that just needs some time for preparing! I hope you’ll try it out and enjoy a Greek night with your bestie! And don’t forget…


If you care, you share with your bestie, and the whole world anyway.