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Indulge in the Flavors of Greece with Our Delicious Greek Salad and Spanakopita Lunch Recipe

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Indulge in the Flavors of Greece with Our Delicious Greek Salad and Spanakopita Lunch Recipe

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Greek Salad and Spanakopita Lunch Recipe

Greek Salad and Spanakopita

Introduction

Greek cuisine is renowned for its freshness, simplicity, and flavors that transport you to the sunny Mediterranean. Our Greek Salad and Spanakopita Lunch Recipe is the perfect way to indulge in these delightful flavors without breaking a sweat in the kitchen. This recipe combines the crispiness of the Greek salad with the flakiness of spinach pie, resulting in a delightfully well-balanced lunch that will leave you feeling satisfied.

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 package frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 lb fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

Greek Salad

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, green bell pepper, and Kalamata olives.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
  4. Right before serving, top with the crumbled feta cheese.

Spanakopita

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large skillet, wilt the spinach over medium heat until it has shrunk in size.
  3. Add the ricotta cheese, crumbled feta cheese, beaten egg, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  4. Unfold the thawed puff pastry and place it onto a greased baking sheet.
  5. Divide the spinach mixture evenly between the two halves of the puff pastry and spread it out, leaving about a half-inch border around the edge.
  6. Fold the puff pastry over the spinach mixture and seal the edges, using a fork to press down the edges.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, until the puff pastry is golden brown and puffed up.

Conclusion

Our Greek Salad and Spanakopita Lunch Recipe is an excellent choice for a satisfying and delicious meal. The blend of fresh vegetables and feta cheese in the salad, paired with the flaky and savory spinach pie, create a flavorful and balanced meal that truly embodies the essence of Greek cuisine. Make sure to bookmark this recipe for your next lunch or family gathering, and enjoy the indulgent flavors of Greece!

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