May 22 Recipe Greek Rice Salad

      Greek Rice Salad

      Serves 4-6


      3 cups mixed rice blend, cooked (about 1 1/2 cups dry)

      1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

      1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

      2 garlic cloves, minced

      1 teaspoon dried oregano

      1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste

      1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

      1 red bell pepper, chopped

      1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

      1 cucumber, seeded and chopped

      1/2 cup green onions, chopped

      1/2 cup kalamata olives, chopped

      2 cups spinach, torn

      1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled


      Ina large bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, oregano, salt & pepper.{}


      Add rice to dressing and toss to combine.{} Add bell pepper, chickpeas, cucumber, green onions and olives and gently combine.{} Before serving add in spinach, spread on serving platter and top with feta cheese.


      Greek Chicken Kebabs with Tzatziki Sauce

      Serves 4


      Juice from 1 lemon

      1 teaspoon DAK's Super Greek Spice Blend

      2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

      1/2 teaspoon salt

      4 garlic cloves, minced

      1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces

      2 medium zucchini, cut into 1/2" thick slices


      Tzatziki Sauce:

      1/2 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded, and shredded $

      1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt

      1 tablespoon lemon juice

      1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste

      1 garlic clove, minced


      To prepare marinade, combine the first 5 ingredients in a plastic bag, seal and shake to combine. Add chicken to bag, shake to coat.{} Marinate chicken in refrigerator for 30 minutes, turning once.

      Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade.{} Thread the chicken and zucchini, alternately onto skewers.{}


      Preheat oven to 450 degrees.{} Place grill pan in oven to heat.{} Add skewers; cook6-8 minutes or until chicken is done, turning once.


      To prepare tzatziki sauce, combine cucumber, yogurt, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 garlic clove, stirring well. Serve the tzatziki sauce with chicken kebabs.