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Mediterranean Delight: Try this Greek-Inspired Lunch Recipe

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Mediterranean Delight: Try this Greek-Inspired Lunch Recipe

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Mediterranean Delight: Try this Greek-Inspired Lunch Recipe

This recipe takes the flavors of Greece in a simple and delicious packed lunch option, perfect for work or school lunches.

Greek-Inspired Lunch Recipe

Greek Salad

This classic salad is a staple in Greek cuisine, featuring tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, and a simple dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, and oregano.

Ingredients

  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, feta cheese, and Kalamata olives.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, and oregano.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.

Greek-Inspired Lunch Recipe

Greek Yogurt Dip

This creamy dip pairs perfectly with fresh vegetables, pita bread, or even as a sauce for grilled meats. It’s made with Greek yogurt, garlic, cucumber, and dill.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cucumber, grated
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, garlic, grated cucumber, and chopped dill.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Greek-Inspired Lunch Recipe

Pita Bread

This traditional Greek bread is perfect for dipping in the yogurt sauce or as a base for a sandwich with the Greek salad.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, sugar, and instant yeast.
  2. Add the warm water and stir until a shaggy dough forms.
  3. Knead the dough for 5-7 minutes on a floured surface until smooth.
  4. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with a damp towel, and let rise for 30-40 minutes in a warm place.
  5. Preheat a cast-iron skillet or griddle over medium-high heat.
  6. Divide the dough into 8 pieces and roll each piece into a 1/4 inch thick circle.
  7. Cook the pita bread on the skillet for 1-2 minutes per side, until puffed and lightly browned.

Enjoy this Mediterranean-inspired lunch recipe!

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