Vegan Greek Salad

Vegan Greek Salad! Used Seiten instead of lamb so good!

Dressing:

  • 1/2 c olive oil
  • 1/2 c red wine vinegar
  • juice of one lemon
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Combine in a jar and set aside.

Salad:

  • Seitan, sliced thin and fried in a large pan
  • 1 head of romaine, sliced thin
  • 2 tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 red onion, sliced thin
  • 1/4 peppercini
  • 1/4 c vegan cheese, crumbled
  • Tortilla bowls

Toss romaine with dressing. Divide amount plates or fill tortilla bowls and top with remaining ingredients.

Serves 4.

Beef Kofte with Greek Salad and Couscous

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Jamie Oliver is the man – nope can’t do it in 15 min to save my life but 30 – 45 for a complete meal that tastes amazing – I’ll forgive you.

Ingredients:
1 lb ground beef or lamb
1.5 tsp garam masala
Olive oil
1/4 c pistachios, ground
Thyme
1 TBSP runny honey
1/4 c mint, minced
Chile pepper flake
3/4 c couscous
1 1/2 c boiling water
4 c crispy lettuce, torn into bite size pieces
1/2 red onion, sliced thin
1/2 cucumber, sliced thin
1/2 c cherry tomatoes
1/4 c kalamata olives, chopped
4 TBSP yogurt
2 TBSP lemon juice
1/4 c feta crumbled
Flat bread or pita

In a bowl combine meat, salt, pepper and garam masala. Divide into 8 logs. In a large non stick pan, heat 1 TBDP olive oil over medium heat, cook logs for 10 – 12 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Toss the meat with with honey and nuts.

Combine water, couscous, mint, chile flakes in a bowl, set aside.

In a small bowl whisk yogurt and lemon juice. Toss with lettuce, onions, cucs, tomatoes, feta and olives.

To serve place 2 logs in warm bread, salad and couscous On the side.

Serves. 4.

Greek Salad with Chickpea Feta Parcels

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Another great recipe from Jamie Oliver – but this one is more like a 30 – 45 minute meal. Crispy salad accompanied by warm cheese parcel – delicious!!

Ingredients:
4 – 6 sheet of filo
1 can chickpeas, drained
4 oz feta
1 bag of baby spinach
1 tsp smoked paprika
Zest of one lemon
Olive oil spray
Salad:
1 cucumber, sliced thin
1/2 red onion, sliced thin
1/c slivered almonds, toasted
1/4 c black olives
1 – 2 heads of romaine, torn
Juice of 1 lemon
1 – 2 TBSP olive oil
2 tsp red wine vinegar
Peppercini

Serve with:
Greek yogurt
Honey
Aleppo pepper

Preheat oven to 425.

Combine spinach, feta, chickpeas and paprika in a food processor, process till smooth. Fold 1 filo sheet in half, put 1/4 the mixture inside, bring sides up and loosely bundle up. Repeat. Spray with oil and bake for 6 – 8 minutes until nicely browned.

Toss salad Ingredients together.

Serve the parcels with a little Greek yogurt, honey and Aleppo pepper.

Serves 4.