Wednesday, August 18, 2010

It's All Greek To Me!

Tonight, we're having Greek food!  Well, what I consider Greek food.  From what I can remember Greek food tasting like.  On the menu:  marinated chicken, a quick salad, minted bulger, and, or course, pita and hummus.  Oh!  All this with a side of wine!

Greek Chicken
1 lb. chicken breast
1 lemon
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Pepper
  1. Slice the chicken into 1/2 inch strips across the breast.  Place the pieces in a large plastic bag.
  2. Into the same bag as the chicken, add the juice from the lemon, olive oil, minced garlic, oregano, the salt and pepper. Seal up the bag, squeezing out all the air, and squish the chicken and marinade around to mix it.
  3. Let the chicken marinade in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  4. After 30 minutes, place the chicken and all of the marinade in a skillet heated over medium-high.  
  5. Cook the chicken until in starts to brown a bit on the sides and the marinade is reduced by at least half.
Quick Greek Salad
1 cucumber
1/2 large red onion
12 cherry tomatoes
2 oz. feta cheese
2 Tbsp. olive oil
  1. Peel and chop the the cucumber into 1/4 inch cubes and place into a bowl.  Cut the red onion into similar sized pieces and add them to the cucumbers.
  2. Cut the tomatoes in half and add them to the cucumbers and onion.
  3. Crumble the feta cheese over the veggies.  Add the oil and stir the mixture together.  Add salt and pepper to taste.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
2 cups canned garbanzo beans (also knows as chickpeas)
6 strips of roasted red bell pepper stored in oil
1/4 cup oil from the red bell peppers
2 cloves of garlic
Juice from a lemon
1 tsp. cumin 
  1. Drain the garbanzo beans, saving the liquor from the can.  Add the drained garbanzo beans to the food processor.
  2. Add the bell pepper strips, oil, garlic cloves, and lemon juice to the food processor.  Blend all these ingredients together.  Add some of the garbanzo bean liquor to the mixture to make it smoother in consistancy.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.


  1. did the Roasted Red Pepper Hummus turn out? It looks good! I've been addicted to Greek food lately.

  2. The hummus turned out great!!! When I see you next, I will bring you some pita and hummus! =)