I am really confident when I cook for two people. I can even cook for three or four people, but when I was approached to cook dinner for 10 girls on a bachelorette trip I was a little worried. Then, I came up with this easy Greek dinner party menu.
It wasn’t perfect, but the Greek meal was a hit with the girls on the bachelorette! When I shared the meal on my Instagram stories, many of my followers were interested in the recipes so that they can throw their own Greek dinner parties.
I came home and refined the meal and the ingredients. The end result was this easy, healthy and delicious Greek meal. This meal is perfect for a group of 6-8 guests, but could easily be doubled for a larger crowd.
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Three hours before you begin cooking your Greek dinner party meal you will need to start marinating the chicken and steak and soaking the skewers. Prepare the marinade by combining olive oil, smashed garlic cloves, and Greek seasoning for the steak and olive oil, smashed garlic cloves, lemon juice, and Greek seasoning for the chicken
Then cover the meat and place it in the fridge to marinate for at least three hours. Soak 20 wooden skewers in water while the meat marinades.Then move on to preparing the rest of the meal.
This easy Greek dinner party menu starts with a simple appetizer platter with 2 dips: tzatziki dip and hummus. Of course, you can make these dips at home, but I decided to buy them store bought to save myself some time. I like the Cedar’s brand dips best.
Then, I paired the dips with some veggies and toasted pita points. Usually, I toast my pitas on the stove top to give them a little crisp before I cut them into points. If you prefer, you can buy crispy pita chips instead of soft pita rounds.
Next, you will want to prepare the Greek salad and dressing. Prepare the salad by washing the veggies and romaine lettuce. Chop the romaine lettuce and place into a large salad bowl.
Continue preparing for your Greek dinner party by topping the romaine lettuce with chopped cucumber, quartered cherry tomatoes, Kalamata olives, cubed or crumbled feta, and fresh herbs. Prepare the dressing by combining olive oil, red wine vinegar, greek seasoning and smashed garlic cloves.
Set the dressing and salad to the side. You will not toss or dress the salad until just before you are ready to eat. When you dress the salad leave the full garlic cloves on the side. Your guests will not want to eat full garlic cloves 🙂
Preheat your oven to 400F to bake the potatoes. Clean and cube your baby red or yellow potatoes. Toss the potatoes in oil and greek seasoning. Bake for 25 minutes, toss and bake for an additional 20 minutes. When you remove the potatoes from the oven toss them in lemon juice and fresh herbs to serve.
Continue cooking your Greek dinner party menu by preparing the meat. Place chicken and beef on respective skewers and discard the garlic cloves. While the potatoes cook, prepare the chicken and steak.
Cook the chicken for 12 minutes over medium heat on a grill pan, rotating every 2 minutes. Cook the beef for 8 minutes over medium heat on a grill pan, rotating every 2 minutes. Place the meat on a platter to serve.
This easy Greek dinner party is best for 6 to 8 people depending on the appetites of your guests. Serve the appetizer platter first and then the meal. I like to serve the meal family-style so that everyone can share.
Keep reading to grab the full grocery list and full recipes. If you make this easy Greek dinner party menu for your family or friends, please let me know in the comments or on Instagram!
3lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
1.5lb sirloin steak
1 bottle olive oil
1 container Greek seasoning blend
3 bulbs of garlic
4 hearts of romaine
3 medium cucumbers
4 medium tomatoes
1 container feta cheese
1 jar kalamata olives
1 bottle red wine vinegar
2lbs baby red or yellow potatoes
1 container tzatziki dip
1 container plain hummus
1 bag baby carrots
1 head of celery
1 bag pita rounds
1 bunch fresh parsley
1 bunch fresh dill