You may have read before, I'm a Greek girl with a weee little bit of Irish in me. Today I am sharing two favorites - Traditional Greek Salad and Naan Greek Pizza!
TRADITIONAL GREEK SALAD RECIPE:
Romaine lettuce - bite size
Tomatoes - Plum, Cherry, any kind will do, sliced. *seed if you like
Kalamata or Black Olives, Pitted - I used Kalamata
Cucumber - cut to bite size pieces (peeled or unpeeled)
Red Onion - slice to desired size, not too small
Feta Cheese, crumbled
The amount of ingredients above depends on the size of the salad,
use desired amount of each. Wash lettuce, tear or cut into bite size pieces. Top with desired amount of veggies, olives and feta, drizzle with favorite dressing. Enjoy!
Some additional toppings that go great on a Greek salad are beets and grilled chicken!
Use your favorite Greek store dressing or make your own. I use Penzeys' Greek Seasoning dressing recipe - pictured below. It's a staple in my home.
Mix 2 Tablespoons of Penzeys' Greek seasoning with 2 Tablespoons of water, let stand for 5 minutes. Add ¼ Cup olive oil, ¼ Cup salad oil, 1/3 Cup red wine vinegar (or ¼ cup balsamic vinegar and 2 Tablespoons of water), plus 1 teaspoon of sugar if desired. I love sugar added!
NAAN GREEK PIZZA RECIPE:
2 Pieces of Traditional Naan
8 Cups of Fresh Spinach (approx 3 large handfuls) - once cooked, divided equally
8 oz Mozzarella - divided equally
1/4 Cup Crumbled Feta - divided equally
3 Plum Tomatoes Sliced
2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Teaspoons Garlic, minced
Few dashes of Greek Seasoning (I used Penzeys Greek)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly spray cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Place Naan on cookie sheet (or pizza stone) and brush tops with 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil, divided equally among the 2 pieces. In a sauce pan, on medium heat, add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil and the 2 teaspoons of minced garlic, pour spinach on top and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, constantly turning the spinach. Remove from heat and evenly top pizzas with spinach. Next, add 4 oz of mozzarella cheese to each pizza. Top with sliced plum tomatoes. Sprinkle pizzas with feta cheese and Kalamata olives. Lightly sprinkle with Greek seasoning. Bake for 10-12 minutes on middle rack of oven. Remove, slice & enjoy!
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