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Feast Like a Greek: Enjoy a Delicious and Nutritious Greek Lunch

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Feast Like a Greek: Enjoy a Delicious and Nutritious Greek Lunch

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Feast Like a Greek: Enjoy a Delicious and Nutritious Greek Lunch

Greek cuisine is known for being both delicious and nutritious, with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and Mediterranean flavors. If you’re looking for a lunch that’s both satisfying and healthy, you can’t go wrong with a Greek-inspired meal. Here’s a recipe that’s easy to make and sure to delight your taste buds!

Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups mixed greens
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup red onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Brush chicken with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Grill chicken for 5-7 minutes per side, until cooked through.
  4. Let chicken rest for 5 minutes, then slice.
  5. In a large bowl, toss mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, red onion, kalamata olives, and feta cheese.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, red wine vinegar, oregano, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Pour dressing over salad and toss to combine.
  8. Top salad with sliced grilled chicken and serve.

Baklava

  • 1 pound phyllo dough
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix together walnuts, pistachios, sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl.
  3. Layer 8-10 sheets of phyllo dough in a 9×13 inch baking dish, brushing each layer with melted butter.
  4. Sprinkle 1/3 of the nut mixture over the phyllo dough.
  5. Layer another 8-10 sheets of phyllo dough, brushing each layer with melted butter.
  6. Sprinkle another 1/3 of the nut mixture over the phyllo dough.
  7. Layer the remaining phyllo dough, brushing each layer with melted butter.
  8. Sprinkle the remaining nut mixture over the phyllo dough.
  9. Cut the baklava into diamond shapes.
  10. Bake for 45 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
  11. While the baklava is baking, combine honey and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  12. Reduce heat and simmer for 5-7 minutes, until syrupy.
  13. When the baklava is done, spoon the honey syrup over the top and let cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Outro

There you have it: a delicious and nutritious Greek lunch that’s easy to make and sure to satisfy. From the tender grilled chicken of the Greek salad to the sticky-sweet goodness of the baklava, this meal is a feast fit for a Greek god or goddess. Enjoy!

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