Thursday, May 25, 2006 

Tzatziki sauce




2 (8 ounce) containers plain yogurt
2 cucumbers - peeled, seeded and diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 lemon, juiced
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
3 cloves garlic, peeled
Pitas or veggies


In a food processor or blender, combine yogurt, cucumber, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, dill and garlic. Process until well-combined.

Transfer to a separate dish, cover and refrigerate for at least one hour for best flavour.


Greek Salad

This is a low-fat version that tastes good.


3 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
2 cucumbers, peeled and chopped
1 small red onion, chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
4 teaspoons lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
6 black Greek olives, pitted and sliced


In shallow salad bowl, or on serving platter, combine tomatoes, cucumber, and onion. Sprinkle with oil, lemon juice, oregano, and salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle feta cheese and olives over salad. Serve.



You can use pork for this. I personally dislike pork, so we use chicken :) This recipe makes 6 servings.

Goes well with a Greek Salad!


1 lemon, juiced (or lemon juice)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup soya sauce
1 teaspoon dried oregano
3 cloves garlic, crushed
4 pounds chicken (or other meat), cut into 1 inch cubes
2 medium yellow onions, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 green bell peppers, cut into 1 inch pieces

In a large bowl, mix together lemon juice, olive oil, soy sauce, oregano, and garlic; add chicken, onions, and green peppers, and stir to coat.

Cover, and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.

Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Thread chicken, peppers, and onions onto skewers.
Lightly oil grate. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, or to desired doneness, turning skewers frequently for even cooking.


Marinade for Steak

This is a staple here in the summer! It gets raves whenever we make it for guests :)

This is scaled for 8 steaks, so play with the proportions if you're making less.


1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup soya sauce
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce (just don't ask me to pronounce it)
1 Tbsp freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced


Mix together well, and use on your favourite meat. The longer you can marinade it, the better it gets. 24 hours of soaking is heavenly!

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