The Greek Lemon is a subscription box which delivers 6-8 natural and quality Greek products along with simple healthy recipes to your door.
I received the Classic Dionysus box, but there is also a Vegan Apollo Box available.
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Each box also comes with two simple recipes based around the contents.
I made the Fasolada (white bean soup) recipe using the next four ingredients below (oil, tomato sauce, beans and oregano). I tweaked the recipe a bit, replacing the mirepoix with some leeks I had kicking around in the fridge and sauteeing them gently before adding the rest of the ingredients. It made a delicious stew with subtle Mediterranean flavours (so delicious, I forgot to take a picture!) The recipe also couldn’t be easier to follow, and made a perfect healthy week night meal.
Handmade Concentrated Tomato Sauce by Roumeli is made with Greek tomatoes and herbs. This added a nice flavour to the fasolada.
The box came with a bag of dry Greek Butter Beans by Maria Nefeli. I frequently cook with dried beans and found these to be top quality. The cooked beans had a lovely creamy texture that worked perfectly in the fasolada.
The large bunch of Greek Wild Pregano by Maria Nefeli has proven to be a versatile ingredient in my kitchen. This is a very flavourful bunch of oregano and in just one week I’ve used the herb in stews, homemade croutons and roasted potatoes with great success.
Hilopites by Maria Nefeli is a traditional handmade Greek egg pasta in the shape of small squares. I haven’t used the pasta in a recipe yet, but it is the perfect size for use in soups.
The Olive Tapenade by Xenia made a perfect spread on a roasted vegetable sandwich. I am not an olive fan so I wasn’t crazy about this, but my husband enjoyed it.
Mini Wholegrain Ntakos by Maria Nefeli are rusks made from wholegrain rye flour and sourdough. On their own they are not very enjoyable – very plain tasting, basically just like very crunchy dried rye bread. It was only after I’d tried one on its own that I realised they are meant to be drenched in olive oil and herbs, or used with other spreads, which makes perfect sense.
Finally, to satisfy the sweet tooth is a tiny bag of Mykonos Almond Treats by Maria Nefeli. These sweets made with almonds and rosewater are often given as wedding favours. These were soft, rich and subtley sweet with a touch of rosewater.
I really enjoyed The Greek Lemon box. It contains a good range of high quality items to suit all tastes. I appreciated the serving suggestions included for each of the items, and the full recipes were also a nice touch.
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