Sunday, June 16, 2013

Greek Salad Skewers


I was recently invited to a friend's barbecue and was incredibly excited when I learned that the evening had a theme - food on a stick!  I went to my favourite foodie websites to find inspiration and found some really great ideas!   BLT's, caprise pops, and sticks of strawberry shortcake were all top contenders, but as I set off to the grocery store the morning of the barbecue, I still had no idea what I was actually going to make.  As I perused the vegetable isle, my eye caught some baby tomatoes and the idea hit me - greek salad on a stick!  With easily kebob-able vegetables and my Uncle's greek dressing recipe, I knew I had a winner.  This was confirmed when I saw a couple of kids excitingly eating a stick filled with vegetables!  :) 

Ingredients
- 1 small zuchinni
- 1/2 english cucumber
- 1/2 medium purple onion
- 1/2 each yellow, red, and green peppers
- 1 box cherry tomatoes
- 1 small jar pitted kalamata olives
- 1-2 heads of romaine lettuce
- 1/2 brick feta cheese

Dressing:
- 2/3 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
- 2-4 cloves garlic
- 2 tbsp fresh oregano
- 1/4 tsp pepper

Directions
Cut the zucchini, cucumber, purple onion, and peppers in veggies into bite sized pieces.  Toss with cherry tomatoes and olives and set aside. 

Combine all ingredients for dressing in a blender (I use my magic bullet for this - it's the perfect size). 
  Pour all but 1/4 cup dressing onto cut veggies and marinate in fridge for a minimum of 2-3 hours. 

Chop romaine into bite sized pieces and carefully slice feta into cubes. 

Place veggies on a skewer alternating every third veggie with romaine lettuce.  Place feta on skewers last (trust me, they won't make it the entire way down the skewer without breaking). 

Drizzle with any remaining 1/4 cup dressing and serve! 
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2 comments:

  1. I'm making these for a party, thank you for another great recipe!

    Also I received the hemp hearts. Thank you!!!

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