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RECIPES OF GREECE


Tzatziki


1 medium cucumber
1 clove garlic, minced
3 green onions, finely chopped
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon chopped dill
1 cup plain yogurt

1. Peel cucumber. Cut in half lengthwise. Clean out seeds. Cut into small chunks.

2. Mix cucumber chunks, garlic, green onions, olive oil, vinegar and dill.

3. Fold in yogurt.

4. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.

5. Serve on lettuce or as a dip for vegetables or pita bread.


Greek Salad


1 head romaine lettuce
2 tomatoes, cut into wedges
1 cucumber, sliced
1 red onion, sliced
1 green pepper, seeded and sliced into rings
1/2 cup feta cheese
15 to 20 black olives

Dressing:

2 tablespoons wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1. Mix together all ingredients for dressing and set aside.

2. Cut or tear lettuce into small pieces and place in large salad bowl or platter.

3. Add tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, green peppers, feta cheese, and olives.

4. Pour dressing over salad and toss gently.

5. Serve immediately!