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Mediterranean Magic: A Delicious Greek Dinner Recipe
If you’re looking for a flavorful, healthy and easy-to-make dinner recipe, look no further than this Mediterranean-inspired Greek dish. Bursting with fresh ingredients and bold flavors, this recipe is perfect for a weekend dinner party or a weeknight family meal. Gather your ingredients and get ready to transport your taste buds to the sunny shores of Greece with this delicious recipe.
- 1 lb. of lean ground lamb
- 1 cup of long-grain white rice
- 1 large cucumber, diced
- 1 medium-sized red onion, diced
- 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 cup of crumbled feta cheese
- 1 tbsp. of dried oregano
- 2 tbsp. of olive oil
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- In a medium saucepan, cook the white rice according to package instructions. Set aside once cooked.
- In a large skillet, heat up 1 tbsp. of olive oil on medium heat. Add the minced garlic and diced red onion, and sauté until the onion is translucent and fragrant.
- Add the lean ground lamb to the skillet with the onion and garlic, and cook until it is browned, breaking it up into small pieces as it cooks.
- Season the lamb with salt, black pepper and dried oregano to taste.
- Add the halved cherry tomatoes to the skillet with the lamb, and cook for another 2-3 minutes until the tomatoes are heated through and slightly softened.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked rice, the diced cucumber, and the crumbled feta cheese. Mix together until well-combined.
- Add the lamb and tomato mixture to the mixing bowl with the rice, cucumber, and feta cheese, and mix together gently until well-combined.
- Transfer the contents to a large serving bowl and garnish with additional oregano and a drizzle of olive oil.
There you have it, a delicious Greek-inspired dinner recipe that’s sure to please everyone at your table. With fresh ingredients, bold flavors, and easy-to-follow instructions, this recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or when you want to impress guests. Serve it with a side salad or some warm pita bread for a complete meal. Enjoy!