Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Gyros and Greek Salad!

Hey friends!!!!

So, you might not know this about me, but I absolutely LOVE greek food! I love hummus, gyros, pita, greek salad, I mean everything! It is sooo good and I never feel too full after I eat it! I became obsessed with greek salad when we went on our honeymoon. One of the restaurants at the resort we were at had amazing greek salad, and I loved to get it for lunch! Justin really likes greek food too (really, there isn't any food he doesn't like) so I decided to try and make my own!

Make your own Gyros
serves 2
2 pieces of white or wheat round flat-bread
olive oil
6 falafel balls (you could also use seitan, tempeh or veggie burgers) *I used chicken*
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
1 small tomato, sliced
1/2 avocado, sliced – tossed in lemon juice
2 dill pickles

tahini sauce

secret sauce:
2 tsp harissa OR non-spicy option: 1/2 cup chopped fresh dill
1 Tbsp maple syrup
2 Tbsp vegan mayo

To Make:

1. Thinly slice the onions and toss in rice vinegar. I like to let mine chill over night in the fridge to pickle a bit – but this step is optional.
2. Brush your flat-bread with olive oil and grill on until charred – I used a panini press.
3. Mix up your secret sauce
4. Prep your veggies: tomato, avocado, pickles.
5. Grill to warm your falafel balls – I pressed mine on the panini press with the flat-bread.
6. Assemble! Lay out a square sheet of tinfoil. Add the avocado, onions, falafel, pickles, tomato – drizzle some secret sauce over the filling as well as some tahini (or serve tahini on side) and close the flat-bread – wrap tightly in foil to secure. Serve!

When it comes to Greek salad it is really up to you as to what you add in! I took a picture of our greek salad in Jamaica so that I could remember what all was in it....
With a combination of red, yellow, and green peppers, olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, and goat cheese you just can't go wrong!!!

I haven't made my own hummus before, but maybe I will get brave and try another time!!

Okay so there you have it, I think some home made greek food should be on your dinner menu tonight!

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