Sunday, July 8, 2012

Fake Greek flavor

JW asked if I was making fake Greek favors for dinner. (Dude, if it's not good enough, get out.) Lucky for him, he was kidding.

Tonight I made kefta and an orzo salad.

Beef kefta with cucumber salad
1 lb ground beef
1/4 cup parsley
1/4 cup cilantro
1T fresh chopped ginger
2 t ground coriander
1 t cumin
1/2 t salt
1/2 t cinnamon
4 pitas, cut

Heat grill pan on medium-high. Mix all the ingredients (except pita) together and shape into 4 patties, 1/2" thick.

Heat 3 min on each side. Serve with the pita and salad and sauce, below.

Cucumber salad
2 cups thinly sliced cucumber (cut in half, use a veggie peeler from inside out)
2 T rice vinegar

Add sliced cucumber into bowl with vinegar.

Yogurt sauce
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1 T lemon juice
1/2 t pepper
2 T chopped dill (or parsley)

Mix it all together and serve.

Mediterranean Orzo salad
1 1/2 cup Orzo
1 can chick peas
1/2 pint cherry tomatoes
1 cucumber, seeded and diced
4 oz chopped feta or mozzarella
1/4 diced red onion
2 T parsley
1 T lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil

Boil orzo in salt water. Drain and chill.

Mix veggies and peas into orzo. Chill.

Whisk olive oil, lemon juice and pepper together.

Mix it all together. Add a splash of Italian salad dressing if needs more flavor.

1 comment:

oppatton said...

yum yum gimme some!!