Greek Inspired Dishes
Fun fact about me: before I was a consultant, I had hosted at least 4 Greek-themed cooking classes! It's easily still one of my favourite flavours and I love when my hosts ask for Greek meals. One of my most used kitchen tools is my 2-in-1 Citrus Press - which my girls love to use too! Add freshly squeezed lemon or Iime juice to all your favourite Greek dishes.
If you haven't attended a Greek Cooking Class (or want a refresher!) check out this demo below. I make chicken souvlaki with a delicious tzatziki sauce. See how easy it is!
As shown in the video above, the Good Greek. Real Fast. Meal Kit has delicious products and now also comes with a digital recipe plan which is so easy, check it out here. For info on any of these products you can go right to the food shopping section of my website
When's the last time you read the ingredient list on a prepared salad dressing? It was very eye-opening for me, especially the main ingredient being water! Making my own dressing is easy, I get the taste I want without all the extra additives.
As we head into warmer weather, here are some of my favourite Greek inspired dishes. I can't wait to host my first post lockdown Summer BBQ Party and use the #1 recipe!
#5: Greek Frittata
1 bell pepper 2 cups baby spinach 1⁄4 cup pitted Kalamata olives 5 eggs 1 cup liquid egg whites 1 tbsp souvlaki dip mix 1⁄2 cup crumbled feta cheese Preparation
Dice pepper; place in Multipurpose Steamer. Cover; microwave on high until soft, 1 min.
Meanwhile, coarsely chop spinach and olives.
Crack eggs into steamer; add spinach, olives, egg whites, and seasoning. Stir to mix; sprinkle feta on top. Cover and microwave on high until eggs are set, 3−4 min.
Let stand, covered, 1 min. Cut into 16 squares.
Per serving: Calories 200, Fat 12 g (Saturated 5 g, Trans 0 g), Cholesterol 250 mg, Sodium 480 mg, Carbohydrate 6 g (Fiber 2 g, Sugars 2 g), Protein 15 g.
#4: Spiral Greek Salad
2 English cucumbers, cut into 3” long rounds 1 small red onion, sliced 1 bell pepper, chopped 4 tomatoes, cut into wedges 1⁄4 cup Greek or black olives 1⁄2 cup low-fat feta cheese 2 tbsp Greek Dressing, prepared
Turn the cucumber into spirals with a Veggie Twist & Spiral Slicer.
Combine with remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Toss to coat with Greek Dressing. Serve immediately.
Per serving: Calories 180, Fat 11 g (Saturated 4 g, Trans 0 g), Cholesterol 20 mg, Sodium 370 mg, Carbohydrate 17 g (Fiber 4 g, Sugars 11 g), Protein 6 g.
#3: Greek Chicken Power Bowl
1 cup uncooked quinoa 2 cups water 1 tbsp Nourish Broth Mix, or broth mix of your choice 1 lb (450 g) boneless, skinless chicken breast filets 2 tbsp Greek Dressing Mix, or your choice of Dressing Mix or Seasoning 1⁄2 lemon 1 yellow bell pepper 1⁄2 small red onion 1 pint cherry tomatoes 1⁄3 cup prepared Greek Dressing, or your choice prepared dressing 1⁄4 cup crumbled feta cheese Toppings (optional): Black olives
Preheat oven to 400° F. Line Sheet Pan with Sheet Pan Liner.
Meanwhile, stir together quinoa, water, and broth mix in Multipurpose Steamer. Cover; microwave on high, 12 min.
Place chicken and dressing mix in a bowl. Using 2-in-1 Citrus Press, squeeze juice from lemon. Stir to mix.
Spread chicken out on lined pan. Roast until chicken is cooked through, about 15 min.
Meanwhile, slice pepper and red onion.
Once cooked, divide quinoa between four bowls. Arrange chicken, pepper, onion, and tomatoes in bowls. Drizzle dressing on top; top with feta and additional toppings, if desired.
Per serving: Calories 440, Fat 17 g (Saturated 3.5 g, Trans 0 g), Cholesterol 90 mg, Sodium 280 mg, Carbohydrate 36 g (Fiber 5 g, Sugars 6 g), Protein 35 g.
#2: Grilled Summer Vegetable Naan Pizza
2 large whole-wheat naan 2 - 3 tbsp Greek Dressing 1⁄2 recipe prepared Grilled Summer Vegetables 1⁄4 cup crumbled low-fat goat cheese
Preheat grill to medium heat.
Using a basting brush, brush Greek Dressing on naan. Top with Grilled Summer Vegetables and cheese.
Heat on grill for 3–4 minutes until naan becomes golden and slightly crisp. Cut each naan in two and serve.
Per serving: Calories 190, Fat 8 g (Saturated 2.5 g, Trans 0 g), Cholesterol 5 mg, Sodium 200 mg, Carbohydrate 24 g (Fiber 4 g, Sugars 3 g), Protein 7 g.
#1: Greek Layer Dip
Ingredients 2 1⁄2 cups Hummus, prepared 3⁄4 cup Tzatziki, prepared 1⁄4 cup finely diced red pepper 1⁄3 cup finely diced cucumber 1⁄4 cup sliced Greek olives 1⁄3 cup crumbled feta cheese 1 green onion, thinly sliced
Spread Hummus in a 8”x 8” (2 L) glass serving dish.
Top with Tzaziki and spread evenly.
Sprinkle with remaining ingredients immediately before serving.
Per serving (2 tbsp): Calories 40, Fat 2 g (Saturated 0.4 g, Trans 0 g), Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 75 mg, Carbohydrate 5 g (Fiber 1 g, Sugars 0 g), Protein 1 g.
Which recipe are you most excited to try? Let me know in the comments below. If you try any of these recipes, please don't forget to share a video or picture with me, I would love to see how it turned out for you. For more recipe inspiration you can join my private Facebook community or subscribe to my newsletter.
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