slavetopurple (slavetopurple) wrote in healthmadfood,

Greek Salad and Cucumber Dressing

Looks like a lot of steps and hard work but its easy and worth it for a good filling vegetarian meal. Can easily switch out for veggies you like better and make healthier by skipping all the extra toppings.

4 pita bread rounds
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon oregano
pinch cinnamon

4 sliced tomatoes
1 cucumber thinly sliced
1 small red onion thinly sliced
4 celery ribs thinly sliced
1 pepper (color of your choice) thinly sliced

1 cup plain yogurt
2 teaspoons cumin
1 clove garlic peeled
1 lemon juiced
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1/4 cup olive oil

(all optional add ons)
3/4 pound crumbled feta
8 pepperoncini peppers
1 cup Calamata olives
8 store bought stuffed grape leaves

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In small bowl mix paprika, thyme, oregano and cinnamon.
Sprinkle spices over pitas. Place bread on over rack and toast until crisp, about 5 minutes.
Remove from oven and tear into fourths for later.

On large serving platter or divided into bowls combine tomatoes, half of cucumber, onion, celery, and bell pepper.
Toss together and season with salt and pepper.

In food processor/blender add other half of cucumber, yogurt, cumin, garlic, lemon juice, Tabasco and dash salt.
Pulse ingredients together. Then add stream of olive oil until smooth.

Arrange pita crisps on salad then drizzle with dressing.
Finish off with feta, pepperoncini and olives.
Serve stuffed grape leaves on side.
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