No. 1 : Quick Recipe
Mykonos Island Dip
- 16 Oz Greek Yogurt
- 8 Oz Soft Light Cream cheese, Room Temp
- 8 Oz Crumbled Feta cheese
- 3 Cloves Garlic, Grated
- Kosher Salt and Freshly Cracked Black Pepper to taste
- 1 English Cucumber, Peeled and Diced
- 5 Plum Tomatoes, Seeded and Chopped
- 5 Green Onions, Chopped
- 1 Cup Kalamata Olives, Chopped
- Handmade Pita Chips
In a bowl, stir together the yogurt, softened cream cheese, feta cheese, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste; mix until smooth.
Spread mixture into a shallow serving or baking dish. Cover, and refrigerate for 3 hours, or overnight.
To serve, scatter cucumber, tomatoes, green onion, and chopped olives on top, and season with pepper as desired.
No. 2 : Kitchen Smidgen
Handmade Pita Chips
- 6 Whole Wheat Pita Pockets
- Olive Oil Spray
- About a TB of your favorite spice or spice blend like Smoked Paprika or Garam Masala
- Sea Salt and Black Pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400F. Cut the Pita Pockets in fourths and the tear each quarter in half – you should have 8 pita chips from each pocket. Spray them with olive oil, season with spices, salt and pepper. Place on a sheet pan and cook in preheated oven for about 12 minutes.
You can keep the pita chips in an airtight bag or container for about three days. If they begin to get soft, just pop them back in a preheated 400F oven for about 2 – 3 minutes to crisp them up.
No. 3 : Get Creative
To make the dip the centerpiece of a party, try grilling chicken or lamb kebobs (cut Satay style) and serving them on the side. Prepare them with this Greek Rub to echo the flavors in the dip! Greek Inspired Seasoning: Stir together 2 Tsp Dried Oregano, 2 Tsp Onion Powder, 1 Tsp Garlic Powder, 1 Tsp Sea Salt and 1 Tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper. Rub the meat with the rub and set aside for thirty minutes. Cook the kebabs on a well-oiled grill or grill pan until desired doneness; the chicken should register 165F on a thermometer. Serve the lamb or chicken with lemon wedges.
No. 4 : Wine FIND of the Week
Greek Wine? Yes! This Dry White Wine is a great choice when you are looking for a refreshing alternative. It’s made from 100% Moschofilero grapes, primarily grown in Matinia, a region in Southern Greece. Try it – you’ll enjoy light and crisp flavors, with a nice citrus snap and refreshing acidity.