• Pizzeria Salad

    Dressing Ingredients:

    • 1/2 c. Garlic Expressions
    • 2 TBSP mayonnaise
    • 1 TBSP Italian seasoning

    Salad Components:

    • Iceberg or romaine lettuce
    • Red onion, sliced
    • Pepperoncini or banana peppers + splash of juice
    • Grape tomatoes, halved
    • Cucumbers, chopped
    • Radishes, chopped
    • Carrots, chopped
    • Parmesan cheese

    Directions:

    1. Add dressing ingredients to a jar with a lid, put lid on, and shake until combined.

    Pizzeria Salad:

  • Greek Chicken Salad

    Serves 6-8.

    Ingredients:

    Chicken:

    • 2 lbs. of chicken tenders
    • Generous amount of olive oil (1/4 c. or more)
    • 2 tsp. smoked paprika
    • 2 tsp. garlic powder
    • 2 tsp. onion powder
    • 2 tsp. dried parsley
    • Salt and pepper
    • Lemon juice, optional

    Dilly Potatoes:

    • 24 oz. Yukon gold baby potatoes, quartered
    • Generous amount of olive oil
    • Generous amount of garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, dried dill, salt and pepper

    Tomatoes and Cucumbers:

    • 2 c. grape tomatoes, halved
    • 2 c. cucumbers, diced
    • 1/2 red onion, diced
    • 1 bunch parsley, chopped
    • 1/4 c. olive oil
    • 1/4 c. red wine vinegar
    • Salt and pepper, to taste

    Salad:

    • Romaine lettuce, chopped
    • Dried oregano
    • Garlic Expressions dressing
    • Chicken
    • Dilly Potatoes
    • Tomatoes and cucumbers
    • Feta
    • Hummus, optional
    • Tzatziki, optional

    Directions:

    1. Chicken: Add olive oil through salt and pepper to a Ziploc bag and mix to combine; then add the chicken tenders and toss to coat the chicken. Let marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight. When ready, grill or bake chicken, and then chop into bite sized pieces. Optional: add squeeze of lemon juice over hot chicken.
    2. Dilly Potatoes: Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and toss the potatoes with the olive oil and seasoning. Bake for 25 minutes, then flip the potatoes and bake for another 15 minutes, or until potatoes reach preferred doneness.
    3. Tomatoes and Cucumbers: In a bowl add all ingredients and toss to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
    4. Salad Assembly: In a large serving bowl add chopped romaine lettuce, sprinkle with dried oregano, and then toss with desired amount of Garlic Expressions dressing. Then top with chopped chicken, dilly potatoes, and tomatoes and cucumbers and toss to combine. Sprinkle with feta and serve with a dollop of hummus and tzatziki.

    Greek Salad:

  • Fattoush Salad

    Ingredients:

    Dressing:

    • 1/3 c. olive oil
    • Zest of 1 lemon
    • 1/3 c. lemon juice
    • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
    • 1 1/2 tsp. sumac
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
    • Honey, to taste

    Salad:

    • Romaine lettuce, chopped
    • Cucumber, diced
    • Grape tomatoes, halved
    • Radish, thinly sliced
    • Red pepper, chopped
    • Green onion, chopped
    • Parsley, chopped
    • Mint, chopped
    • Feta
    • Pita chips

    Directions:

    1. Place dressing ingredients in a jar with tight fitting lid or a bowl. Shake/whisk to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning.
    2. Place salad ingredients in a bowl and toss with desired amount of dressing. Top with feta and pita chips.

    Fattoush:

  • Portillos Chopped Salad

    Recipe adapted from Le Creme de la Crumb.

    Salad Ingredients:

    • 1-2 c. cooked ditalini pasta (or however much you like)
    • 3 c. chopped romaine lettuce
    • 2 green onions chopped
    • 1/2 c. gorgonzola crumbles or feta cheese
    • 1 c. cherry tomatoes chopped
    • 1 c. cucumbers, chopped, optional
    • 2 c. diced cooked chicken, optional

    Dressing Ingredients:

    • 1/3 c. olive oil
    • 1/4 c. white wine vinegar
    • 1/2 c. mayo
    • 1 TBSP lemon juice
    • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
    • 2 tsp. minced garlic
    • 1/4 c. finely grated parmesan cheese
    • 2 tsp. sugar
    • Salt, to taste

    Directions:

    1. Combine dressing ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth.
    2. Combine pasta, lettuce, gorgonzola or feta, tomatoes, cucumbers, and chicken (if using). Toss with dressing and serve immediately.

    Portillos Chopped Salad:

  • Quick Pickled Red Onions

    Recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 large red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
    • 1 1/2 c. apple cider vinegar
    • 1/2 c. water
    • 2 tsp. fine sea salt
    • 1/4 c. sugar

    Directions:

    1. Heat the vinegar mixture. In a small saucepan, stir together the vinegar, water, salt and your desired amount of sweetener. Cook over medium-high heat until the mixture reaches a simmer. (Or alternately, you can heat the mixture in the microwave.)
    2. Combine in a jar. Place the thinly-sliced onions in a large mason jar. Pour the hot vinegar mixture over the onions, screw on the lid, and shake the onions briefly until they are evenly coated with the vinegar mixture.
    3. Marinate. Let the onions marinate for 30 minutes. (You may need to press the onions down with a spoon so that they are all submerged under the vinegar mixture.)
    4. Serve. Serve immediately, or refrigerate the onions in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks.

    Quick Pickled Red Onions:

  • Marinated Red Onion Dressing

    Ingredients:

    • 3/4 c. olive oil
    • 1/4 c. red wine vinegar
    • 2 TBSP balsamic vinegar
    • 1 TBSP dried oregano
    • Red onion, sliced thin

    Directions:

    1. Combine all ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake to combine.
    2. Let jar sit on counter all day. You can shake the jar throughout the day and turn the jar upside down throughout the day so that all the onions get marinated.
    3. For dressing the salad: add some Garlic Expressions to your salad along with some salt; then add however many marinated onions you desire and toss to combine.
    4. Store remaining marinated onions in the refrigerator.

    Marinated Red Onion Salad Dressing:

  • Greek Turkey Meatball Bowls

    Ingredients:

    Meatballs:

    • 1 lb. lean ground turkey
    • 1 c. fresh baby spinach, chopped
    • 1/4 c. red onion, minced
    • 1/4 c. crumbled feta cheese
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 c. Panko bread crumbs
    • 1 TBSP fresh dill, chopped
    • 1 tsp. dried oregano, rubbed between palm of hands
    • 1/2 tsp. salt
    • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
    • 1/4 tsp. pepper

    Orzo:

    • 1 box of orzo, cooked according to package
    • 2-3 TBSP butter
    • 2 TBSP lemon juice
    • 2-3 TBSP fresh dill, chopped

    Whipped Feta:

    • 8 oz. feta cheese
    • 1/2 c. sour cream
    • 2 TBSP olive oil

    Greek Salad:

    • Lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley, and red onion with Greek Salad Dressing.

    Greek Salad Dressing:

    • 1 c. olive oil
    • 1/2 c. red wine vinegar
    • 2 lemons juiced
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 TBSP Dijon mustard
    • 1 (to 1 1/2) tsp. salt
    • 1 tsp. dried oregano
    • 1/2 tsp. dried dill
    • 1/2 tsp. cracked black pepper

    Directions:

    1. For the Meatballs: Preheat oven to 400F. In a mixing bowl, add all the meatball ingredients and mix to combine. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; roll about 30 meatballs and place on baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes, turn meatballs over and bake for another 5 minutes.
    2. For the Orzo: Bring a stockpot to boil, then add a generous amount of salt. Cook according to package, and then drain. Put cooked orzo back in pot, add the butter and stir until melted. Then add the lemon juice and dill.
    3. For the Whipped Feta: Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth and creamy. The feta can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
    4. For the Salad Dressing: Add all ingredients to a jar with lid and shake to combine.
    5. Assemble: On the plate or large bowl add a smear of whipped feta, then add orzo to overlap the feta, top the orzo and feta with the meatballs, then add the salad. Drizzle with the dressing.

    Greek Meatball Bowls:

  • Greek Salad Dressing

    Recipe adapted from Buns in My Oven.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 c. olive oil
    • 1/2 c. red wine vinegar
    • 2 lemons juiced
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 TBSP Dijon mustard
    • 1 (to 1 1/2) tsp. salt
    • 1 tsp. dried oregano
    • 1/2 tsp. dried dill
    • 1/2 tsp. cracked black pepper

    Directions:

    1. Add all ingredients to a jar with a lid.
    2. Shake the jar to combine.

    Greek Salad Dressing:

  • Taco Skillet or Burrito Filling

    Can easily make this vegetarian by swapping the meat for another can of beans. Also makes for a great taco salad.

    Ingredients:

    • Olive oil
    • 1 lb. ground chicken, turkey, or beef
    • 1 tsp. cumin
    • 1 tsp. chili powder
    • 16 oz. jar of favorite salsa
    • 1 15 oz. can pinto or black beans, drained and rinsed
    • 1 15 oz. can of corn, drained and rinsed
    • Shredded cheese to your liking
    • Serve over rice with taco toppings (lettuce, tomato, cheese, guacamole, sour cream, etc.) or use as burrito filling

    Directions:

    1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; then add the ground meat and crumble. When meat is no longer pink, add cumin and chili powder and stir to combine; then add the salsa, beans, and corn and cook through. Toss in some shredded cheese and stir until cheese is melted.
    2. Serve with chips and taco toppings, serve over rice, or use as a burrito filling.

    Taco Skillet or Burrito Filling:

  • Croutons

    Recipe from Platings and Parings.

    Ingredients:

    • 4 c. bread, cut into 3/4 inch cubes
    • 1/3 c. olive oil
    • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
    • 1 tsp. salt
    • 1 tsp. garlic powder
    • Black pepper, to taste

    Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 375.
    2. In a bowl mix add the ingredients and toss to coat.
    3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and then spread the bread mixture in a single layer on the baking sheet.
    4. Bake until golden, about 15-20 minutes, tossing halfway through. Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.
    5. Remove from oven and let cool. Once cool store in airtight container.

    Croutons: