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April 13, 2018

A Big, Fat, Greek Feast Perfect for Spring Entertaining

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Tired of serving up the same old dishes again and again? Bring some fresh, bright, Greek flavor to the dinner table with a classic Mediterranean feast!

WP Pita Chips and Hummus FINAL

What’s On the Menu

Pita Chips and Hummus Trio

Spanakopita

SR Greek Spanakopita FINAL

SRTC and WP Homemade Greek Tzatziki Sauce FINAL

Homemade Tzatziki (Greek Yogurt Dip)

Ingredients

  • 1 medium cucumber, seeded and shredded
  • 2 cups Wholesome Pantry Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp ShopRite Trading Co Greek olive oil
  • 1 tbsp ShopRite Imported red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients together in bowl. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or overnight. Serve with falafel sandwiches, pita and/or pita chips

SRTC Greek Chickpea Salad FINAL

Greek Chickpea Salad

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plain Wholesome Pantry Greek yogurt
  • 2-3 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 Tbs lemon juice
  • 2-3 tsp chopped fresh dill
  • 2 large cucumbers, seeded and diced
  • 1 (15-oz.) can Wholesome Pantry Garbanzo Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • ΒΌ cup Wholesome Pantry Grape Tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup ShopRite crumbled feta

Directions

  1. For the dressing, in a small bowl stir together yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice, dill, and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl combine cucumbers, garbanzo beans, tomatoes and onion. Pour dressing over mixture; toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with feta. Refrigerate up to 2 hours or serve immediately.

WP Falafel Sandwiches FINAL

Homemade Falafel Sandwiches

Ingredients

For the falafel:

  • 3 can Wholesome Pantry Garbanzo beans
  • 2/3 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp Wholesome Pantry Tahini
  • Vegetable or Canola Oil for frying

For the sandwiches:

  • 1 whole wheat pita
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup sliced tomato
  • 1/4 cup sliced cucumber
  • Tzatziki sauce (recipe above)

Directions

  1. Drain and rinse the garbanzo beans. Add the beans, along with all the other ingredients, to a large food processor. Pulse until mixture is homogenous.
  2. Refrigerate your falafel mixture for at least 2 hours, or overnight, before frying.
  3. Make balls or patties by scooping 2 tablespoons of falafel mixture and shaping with your hands (wet your hands slightly to keep them from sticking)
  4. Pan fry or deep fry for 3-6 minutes, or until brown and golden. Let drain on paper towel-lined cooling rack before assembling sandwiches
  5. Cut pita open to make a pocket. Stuff the pita with falafel and remaining vegetables.
  6. Top with tzatziki sauce and enjoy!