Greek salad

 

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Quick and healthy salad

Over the years I have encountered Greek salad on quite a few menus. A simple salad consisting primarily of tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, peppers, olives, feta cheese and oregano. Sometimes I also had it served with lettuce, but not when I was in Athens.

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Homemade pita- and flat breads

Home made pita bread
Soft breads you can fill with meats and vegetables.
This recipe is for both the pocket bread and flat bread for rolling.
They are super easy to make, the pita breads I baked in the oven, the flat breads I fried in a pan.
4.5 dl lukewarm water
1 sashet of dry yeaast
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
10-11 dl flour
Dissolve the yeast in a little water. When it is dissolved add the rest of the water, oil and salt and mix well. Add the flour and knead the dough until it is smooth and plyable.
Put the dough in a bowl and cover for about 30 minutes. Divide the dough into 16 equal parts and shape into sound buns.
Let the buns rise for about 10 minutes, then roll them flat about 1/2 cm thick. Place them on a baking paper covered baking tray.
Let pitas to rise at least 10 minutes before baking the middle of the oven at 220 C for about 10 minutes. The pitas will blow up after a few minutes in the oven.

When they are finished, let them cool on a rack.

For the flat bread, roll the buns thinner, my was almost 1 mm in thickness. You do not have to let these rise. I fry them as soon as I have rolled them out.
Fry them in a pan or girdle on medium to high heat. When they blow up like the picture below, turn them and give them a minute or two on the other side. When they are done place them between two kitchen towels to keep them moist.

Homemade flat bread
We ate these with pulled lamb with a lots of nice condiments.

Tzatziki

Tzatziki a classic Greek appetizer or meze made from thick strained yogurt, cucumber, garlic, olive oil, and fresh dill. It’s super simple to make and it goes well as a dip with vegetables, chips and different dishes.

½ a large cucumber, unpeeled

1½ cups plain full-fat Greek yogurt

2 large garlic cloves, finely minced

1 tbsp chopped fresh dill

2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 Tablespoon white vinegar

½ teaspoon salt

Grate the cucumber, sprinkle it with salt, then place the shreds in a fine mesh strainer and squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Let stand for at least 10 minutes to drain any remaining water. Squeeze once more to drain.

Mix cucumbewith the rest of the ingredients and let it sit in the fridge for an hour or two before serving.