Soups are an important part of the Greek cuisine. They vary in consistency from light and delicate to hearty main meal soups. Texture is always apparent. Greeks rarely serve smooth soups.
Some may be partially pureed but the identity of the ingredients is never entirely obliterated. There are regional characteristics, too. In the north, Greek soups are often based on rice, tomato,while garlic and pasta soups are typical of the south.
However, all varieties are full of vegetables and are delicious and satisfying.