To get to the point of the story… Dallin’s friend took us to a Greek restaurant in SLC a month ago. It was good but we ended up spending like $40 on very little food! I got to admit though… it was good food because the taste was something different than what we always eat. I couldn’t help it…. I had to make Greek food and I finally found time to do it! These are some of the best recipes… and it worked the first time! You REALLY have to try them.
It took me about 1.5 hours of prep time but you should start prepping 3-4 hours before dinner. The recipes are really easy though. Trust me it’s worth a try!
Greek Yogurt Cucumber Sauce
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 small cucumber – peeled, seeded, and finely chopped
- 1 green onion
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
- salt and pepper to taste
- Stir together the yogurt, sour cream, vinegar, lemon juice, cucumber, green onion, garlic, feta cheese, oregano, lemon zest, salt, and pepper in a bowl; cover and chill 3 hours or overnight before serving.
Greek Pita Bread
8 Servings (Feed 4 people)
- 1 1/8 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
- 3 cups all-purpose flour (I used wheat)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- Place all ingredients in bread pan of your bread machine, select Dough setting and start. When dough has risen long enough, machine will beep.
- Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Gently roll and stretch dough into a 12 inch rope. With a sharp knife, divide dough into 8 pieces. Roll each into a smooth ball. With a rolling pin, roll each ball into a 6 to 7 inch circle. Set aside on a lightly floured counter top. cover with a towel. Let pitas rise about 30 minutes until slightly puffy.
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C). Place 2 or 3 pitas on a wire cake rack. Place cake rack directly on oven rack. Bake pitas 4 to 5 minutes until puffed (see picture) and tops begin to brown. Remove from oven and immediately place pitas in a sealed brown paper bag or cover them with a damp kitchen towel until soft. Once pitas a softened, either cut in half or split top edge for half or whole pitas. They can be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for several days or in the freezer for 1 or 2 months.
Not all of mine puffed but it was super exciting when they did!
Feed 4 People
- 1 lb of any kind of meet (Chicken, Pork, Lamb, Steak..) sliced in strips
- 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 Small Onion Chopped
Combined everything. Cook the meet any way you want: grilled, pan fried with oil, baked covered with foil so the meat won’t dry out.
- Greek Cucumber Yogurt Recipe
- Greek Pita Bread Recipe
- Greek Seasoned Meat Recipe
- Chopped Romain Lettuce
- Diced Tomatoes
Use Pita Bread and top with Meat, Lettuce, Tomatoes, and a big heaping of Cucumber Yogurt Sauce! YUM!!!