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Ladolemono – Greek Lemon Marinade
Use on grilled or roasted vegetables and greens
1 cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup Lemon Juice
1 Tbs. Dried Oregano
1 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground Pepper
Marinate vegetables for 30 minutes or overnight
Greek Salad Dressing
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
3 Tbsp water
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp minced dried onion
1 tsp mustard powder
pinch of sugar
1 tsp salt/pepper
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Add wet ingredients, except for the oil. Once the wet/dry ingredients are combined, drizzle in olive oil as you stir. For a creamy version, pulse dressing in the blender 2 or 3 times until well combined.
Greek Village Salad (Horiatiki)
This refreshing salad takes on various guises in Greece depending on what vegetables are in season, but it almost always features feta and a dusting of dried oregano.
2 tbsp. roughly chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish
2 medium vine-ripened tomatoes, cut into 1 1⁄2″ pieces
1 small cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, and sliced crosswise into 1⁄4″ pieces
1⁄2 medium white onion, thinly sliced (I prefer red onion)
3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil (more if you want to dip bread at the end!)
1 tbsp. red wine vinegar (optional)
1⁄8 tsp. dried oregano, plus more
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
6 oz. feta, cut into thick slabs
8 Kalamata olives
Combine parsley, tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions in a bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, and oregano; season with salt and pepper and pour over cucumber mixture. Toss. Transfer salad to a serving bowl and top with feta and olives. Garnish with more oregano; season with pepper.
The best part is dipping bread into the remaining oil, feta and tomato juice/seeds!
Feta Scallion Dip (Recipe via Bobby Flay)
12 scallions, dark green and pale green parts only, chopped
1 scallion, thinly sliced for garnish
1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for brushing the pitas
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 lb feta, crumbled
salt, to taste
fresh ground black pepper, to taste
6 pocketless pita breads
Combine the chopped scallions, oil, lemon zest and lemon juice in a food processor and process until smooth. (If you don’t have a food processor, you can use an electric mixer or a wooden spoon instead, but the dip will not be as smooth). Add the feta and process until smooth.
Scrape the mixture into a serving bowl. (The dip can be made up to this point a few hours in advance, covered and kept refrigerated). Bring to cool room temperature before serving).
When ready to serve, season to taste with salt and pepper and garnish with the sliced scallion.
Heat your grill to high. Brush the pitas with a little oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill the pitas for 1 minute on each side, until lightly browned. Remove from the grill and cut each pita into 8 wedges for serving. Serve warm with the dip