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It's All Greek To Me

On Saturday evening, upon returning from a week at the beach, Ian and I found ourselves in a quandry ... what's for supper?

After seven days of tempura avocado tacos, brown sugar/maple syrup/banana breakfast crepes, large margaritas, french fries, afternoon beers, crab dip -- you get the gist -- we needed a little nutritional detox.

But it was hot as the dickens outside, so there went our grilling idea.  And while take-out sounded mighty attractive, it is quite a challenge to find healthier fare (or at least, to succumb to ordering it when it's right next to General Tso's on the menu). 

The grill pan won out, and I marinated chicken in our fave Greek vinaigrette (Kraft ... très fancy) and added in some additional oregano and garlic for a fresher taste.  After grilling on both sides, it was done and ready to be accompanied by a Greek salad -- romaine, black olives, sliced onions, pepperoncinis, and a bit of feta.


I know I've mentioned before that Ian is a "sauce guy" -- and that's the best part of this meal.

A while back, I created a really simple sauce that is the perfect accompaniment to grilled chicken.  We love it so much, and it's the kind of sauce that you could eat with a spoon in front of the fridge, with the door standing wide open.


Greek Feta Sauce
1 container plain Greek yogurt
1/2 container feta cheese
Lemon juice to taste (1-2 Tbsp?)
Garlic, minced
Oregano
Salt & pepper

Mix all ingredients, and let sit so the flavors come together.  Easy as pie!



The sauce is creamy, chunky, tart, smooth.  Just load a few dollops on top of your grilled chicken, and you're all set!

17 comments:

  1. This makes me want to go home and make this tonight!

    I will definitely be making it in the near future.

    Krista @ Blonde Aesthetic
    www.blondeaesthetic.com

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  2. That looks fantastic!
    Im trying it!

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  3. This sounds so good! Brian and I have wanted to use the grill for a few weeks now.. I think this might be whats for dinner tonight! Thanks! :)

    Lauren
    http://laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

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  4. YUM! OMG this sounds so easy and SO good.

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  5. I know what you mean about food detox! That's the way we felt when we got back from our cruise.

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  6. oooook cameron is going to love me/you if i make that sauce. well, i mean, he does anyway, but it will just be with a cherry on top! :)

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  7. I'm bookmarking this post! The feta/yogurt dip looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. sounds delicious! I'm with you on the post vacation detox!

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  9. This looks so yummy! I can't wait to make it.

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  10. That looks soooooo good! Grilling is a good way to detox.

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  11. yummo! how much of each ingredient did you use for the crepes? i want to make on our trip!!

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  12. that sauce sounds delicious! i love feta cheese!

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  13. Yum, looks delicious! Honestly, nothing is better than Greek food. Have a wonderful day! Also- I'm your newest follower!

    Cheers, Elizabeth @ The Corner Apartment

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  14. yum! this looks amazing! I need to try that dip!!

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  15. That sauce sounds great! I might have to cut it in half, since M does not like feta.

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