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Greek Night

About once every few weeks I like to serve Greek food, especially during the summer. My entire family loves Greek, and I like to double the chicken so we have enough for leftovers. Win, win. Grilled chicken skewers, tomato salad, homemade tzatziki, and grilled (store bought) pitas make up the menu. I also make tabouleh but I go with a box, the Near East brand is my favorite. It’s so easy. Just add EVOO, lemon juice, tomatoes, cucumbers, and/or peppers.

Grilled Chicken Skewers

2 pounds of chicken tenders (I make 2 so I have enough for leftovers, but you could do 1 lb.)

1/4 cup EVOO

2 tbsp. lemon juice

1/2 tsp. coarse sea salt

1/2 tsp. lemon pepper, or ground pepper

Whisk together and add chicken. Let chicken marinate for 2 hours. Skewer and grill on a medium-hot grill for about 5 minutes on each side.

Tomato Salad

2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved

1/2 large scallion thinly sliced

1 tbsp. chopped mint

1 tsp. dried oregano

Toss together with a little EVOO and sprinkle with crumbled feta

Tzatziki

1 cup greek yogurt

1/2 persian cucumber, seeded and grated. Next squeeze the water out of the cucumber by putting it in a paper towel and wringing it out over the sink, otherwise the water will cause the sauce to separate.

1/2 the juice of a lemon

1 minced garlic clove

1 tbsp. chopped mint

1/2 tsp. salt

Mix and drizzle with EVOO

Grilled Pita

Take your favorite store bought pita, rub with EVOO and a little salt. Grill on a medium hot grill for about 2 minutes/side.

 

 

 

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