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TheRecipe Presents: Greek Recipes To Make Your Taste Buds Shout "Opa!"

Unable to make it out to your favorite Greek restaurant? TheRecipe has you covered, with some simple and delicious Greek recipes that you and your family can make at home.

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Easy Greek Dip

Ingredients

  • 16 oz plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 - 12 oz jar roasted red bell peppers, drained and chopped
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tsp Greek seasoning
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • Pita chips

Instructions

  • Line a wire-mesh strainer with a coffee filter and add greek yogurt. Let sit for 15 minutes to remove excess liquid.
  • Add strained yogurt into a medium bowl, and discard strained liquid.
  • Stir peppers, feta cheese, fresh dill, garlic, and Greek seasoning into yogurt.
  • Cover and place in the refrigerator, and chill for one hour.
  • Serve with pita chips.

Easy Greek Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 4 whole ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 large cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped thinly
  • 30 whole pitted Kalamata olives, minced
  • 6 oz feta cheese
  • Fresh parsley, roughly chopped

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp of fresh dill
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, add the chopped lettuce.
  • Layer tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, halved olives, feta, and some parsley,
  • Combine the olive oil, vinegar, sugar, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Whisk together until combined.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients and toss.
  • Enjoy!

Greek Chicken and Potato Dinner

Ingredients

  • 4-5 bone-in chicken thighs (or breasts)
  • 4 gold potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1 yellow onion, halved, then sliced
  • 1 entire head of garlic (10-15 cloves), minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 lemon, sliced

Sauce

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp dried rosemary
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of pepper

Optional

  • Parsley for garnish
  • Pitted Kalamata olives
  • Tzatziki Sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, rosemary, and nutmeg.
  • On a sheet pan, place potato wedges and onions.
  • Add chicken, olive oil mixture, chicken broth
  • Add lemon slices on top.
  • Bake uncovered for 45-60 minutes until chicken and potatoes are cooked through and tender (Chicken’s internal temperature should register at 165 degrees F).
  • Remove from heat and add Kalamata olives, if desired.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley.
  • Serve with Greek salad, Tzatziki sauce, and a side of pita bread.

Easy Instapot Chicken Pitas

Ingredients

Chicken Marinade

  • 5-6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 bunch of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried dill weed
  • Pinch of paprika
  • Pinch of onion powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of pepper

For the pitas

  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 English cucumbers, diced
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 12-18 pitted Kalamata olives, halved
  • ¼ cup feta cheese
  • Pita bread wrap

Instructions

  • Mix all of the ingredients for marinating the chicken into a sealable bag.
  • Marinade for 1-4 hours, or overnight.
  • Place the entire contents of the bag into the Instapot.
  • Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
    • It will take up the Instapot about 10 minutes to come up to pressure. Allow pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes, then manually release the rest.

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