Greek Salad & Dressing

Greek Salad & Dressing
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Sounds really good, on my to make list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Greek Salad & Dressing
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Sounds really good, on my to make list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Ingredients
For the Salad
For the Dressing
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the vinegar, juice, and oregano. When combined, slowly whisk in the olive. Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired.
  2. To the large mixing bowl, add the tomatoes, cucumber, olives, and red onion and toss to coat well.
  3. Fold in the Feta cheese, cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours before serving.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Make Ahead Greek Pasta Salad

Make Ahead Greek Pasta Salad
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This is a make the day before you serve salad, or at a minimum, prepare in the morning for serving with the evening meal, the flavors need time to blend. I made this on 26 Dec 2017, tasted 6 hours later for dinner, outstanding, very well liked by my Thai wife as well.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Make Ahead Greek Pasta Salad
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This is a make the day before you serve salad, or at a minimum, prepare in the morning for serving with the evening meal, the flavors need time to blend. I made this on 26 Dec 2017, tasted 6 hours later for dinner, outstanding, very well liked by my Thai wife as well.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
For the Salad
For the Dressing
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat a pot of salted water to boiling, add the pasta and cook until tender, drain well.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, mix together the Dressing ingredients in a good sized mixing bowl.
  3. After the pasta is well drained and cooled a bit, add it to the dressing along with the rest of the Salad ingredients except the cheese. Toss well to coat everything.
  4. Now add the cheese and fold that, then cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  5. Serve as a side, or in my opinion, as a main dish as that is what I will probably do.
Recipe Notes

I cannot price pepperoni at this time, I used a 150 gram pack of smoked ham for 90 Baht. For the Feta, that is 150 Baht for 275 grams, use half the package (75 Baht), cut the block in half and crumble that for right about a cup. Based on the Feta and smoked ham, for 4 servings, this is about $1.22 per serving.

Variants: 1. In place of pepperoni, use thin sliced smoked ham. 2. Use what you have, like a whole bell pepper instead of cup, or a package of pepperoni or smoked ham, like a cup or so, etc.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Spinach & Tomato Baked Eggs

Spinach & Tomato Baked Eggs
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Sounds good. This calls for fresh baby spinach, I will rework this when I make and use frozen chopped spinach. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Spinach & Tomato Baked Eggs
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Sounds good. This calls for fresh baby spinach, I will rework this when I make and use frozen chopped spinach. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 200 C. Oil 4 ramekins or Pyrex 10 ounce dishes.
  2. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan, add the onion and saute until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the spinach and saute until wilted, about 2 minutes, then remove the pot from the heat. If you are going to be using Pyrex dishes, let this cool to room temperature.
  3. In a mixing bowl, mix together the tomatoes, cumin, salt, pepper, paprika, and hot sauce if using. Then stir in the spinach mixture until just combined. Divide into the 4 ramekins or Pyrex dishes and make a depression in the center of each.
  4. Crack an egg into each dish and sprinkle with the Feta cheese. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the whites are set and the yolks still soft.
  5. Serve with some toast for a breakfast, lunch, or even a light dinner.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Mediterranean Chicken & Green Beans

Mediterranean Chicken & Green Beans
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Sounds very good, I now have feta cheese on my shopping list for the city.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Mediterranean Chicken & Green Beans
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Sounds very good, I now have feta cheese on my shopping list for the city.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 190 C. Lightly butter a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper, lemon pepper would be a bonus.
  3. Heat a non stick pan on medium heat with about 1 tablespoon of olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the chicken breasts, brown on each side then remove from pan and reduce heat to medium low.
  4. While the chicken is cooking, steam the long beans for 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. Add about 3 tablespoons of olive oil to the pan, when heated, add the garlic and cook for about 1 minute until nice and fragrant then add the tomatoes and cook those until just warmed through, add in the steamed long beans, season with salt and pepper to your taste, add the oregano, mix then remove from heat. Pour the tomato and bean mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  6. Top with the Feta cheese, reserving about 1 tablespoon. Place the chicken breasts on the top, top each piece of chicken with a lemon slice.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  8. Remove from oven, remove the chicken breasts, divide the tomatoes and long beans between 4 plates, slice each breast into about 3-5 pieces and place those using a spatula to pick up all the pieces at one time on top of the vegetables, sprinkle with the reserved Feta, parsley, and dried oregano.
Recipe Notes

Figure about a kilo for chicken breasts at about 70 Baht. For 4 servings, this is about 52 cents per serving.

Variants: Place a scoop of seasoned rice on the plate prior to adding the vegetables or serve with seasoned rice on the side.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Mother In Law Eyes

Mother In Law Eyes
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This is a Macedonian dish. This comes from two friends, and there is two variants to it. This makes 8 servings so you may want to cut back on this to test it out. It does sound very good! On my to cook list. Prep and cook times are approximate.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Mother In Law Eyes
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This is a Macedonian dish. This comes from two friends, and there is two variants to it. This makes 8 servings so you may want to cut back on this to test it out. It does sound very good! On my to cook list. Prep and cook times are approximate.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 190 C.
  2. In a very large mixing bowl, add the flour, oil, milk, water, salt, sugar, and the yeast, mix and then knead.
  3. The dough needs to be soft to the touch. Quickly cut this into 8 pieces, shape each piece into a ball then flatten each ball and make a well in the center, as you will have to put cheese and an egg in there.
  4. Place each piece in a large baking dish, then crumble in the feta cheese to your desired amount, and crack an egg on top.
  5. Place in the oven and bake until golden brown on the bread, such as this photo shows.
Alternate Method
  1. Use pizza dough of your choice and follow the same steps, make a well in the center, add the cheese and egg, and bake.
  2. Serve as a breakfast or I would even serve as a light dinner.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Recipe and photo provided by good friend, Zore Petrova-Dimitrievski.
Macedonia.

Additional method and photo provided by good friend Lisa Durrell Little.
United States.

Feta Stuffed Meatball Mediterranean Bowl

Feta Stuffed Meatball Mediterranean Bowl
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This sounds really good. I'll have to do some research to source of ingredients, but that should be relatively easy. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Feta Stuffed Meatball Mediterranean Bowl
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This sounds really good. I'll have to do some research to source of ingredients, but that should be relatively easy. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
For the Meatballs
For the Spiced Chickpeas
For the Zucchini Noodles
Addional Items as desired
Servings: servings
Instructions
For the Meatballs
  1. Heat oven to 220 C. Line a sheet tray with parchment paper.
  2. Combine beef, green onions, garlic, egg, mint, cumin, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Roll golf ball sized meatballs with your hands and pop a cube of feta inside. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
For the Chickpeas
  1. Add olive oil to a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add garlic and shallot and sauté until softened, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle with smoked paprika, cumin and chili flakes. Stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir in chickpeas and cook for 5 minutes. Taste for seasoning and adjust. Turn off heat and stir in cilantro leaves.
For the Zucchini Noodles
  1. Add zucchini to a bowl and drizzle with olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Toss with hands. Let soften for 5 to 10 minutes at room temperature.
To Assemble
  1. Add zucchini noodles to the bottom of the bowl, top with meatballs, spiced chickpeas, feta, grated carrots, sliced grape tomatoes and sliced Persian cucumbers. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Figure the beef at about 150 Baht/750 grams. For Feta cheese. my estimate is about 40 Baht for that. For 4 servings, this is about $1.40 per serving.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
United States.

Greek Ziti

Greek Ziti
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Feel free to use Ziti or Penne pasta, it is the same, one is square cut and one is cut at angles. This sounds like a really good meal.
Servings
4 servings
Servings
4 servings
Greek Ziti
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Feel free to use Ziti or Penne pasta, it is the same, one is square cut and one is cut at angles. This sounds like a really good meal.
Servings
4 servings
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large frying pan, simmer the chicken broth and the oregano until about 1/2 cup of liquid remains in the pan, about 4 minutes. Stir in the chicken cubes, cover the pan, and remove it from the heat. Let the chicken steam in the hot broth until just done, about 8 minutes.
  2. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the pasta until just done, about 13 minutes. Drain the pasta and toss it with the chicken mixture, the feta, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and parsley. Stir until the cheese is completely melted. Toss in the cherry tomatoes. Serve.
Recipe Notes

I bought chicken breast just 3 days ago, chicken breasts, 3 were 65 Baht. For 4 servings, even with the cheese, this is under $1 per serving.

Adapted from an internet recipe.