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Layered Greek Dip

My new go-to dip recipe! Quick to throw together and a great hit at parties! You can make this up to 24 hours ahead of time to let the flavors meld together. Serve with pita chips and cucumber slices for a light and refreshing appetizer. 

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Ingredients: 
1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 cups prepared roasted red pepper hummus (or plain)
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Greek Chicken Skewers with Fresh Oregano Pesto

A delicious Greek take on a grilled chicken skewer. Add in zucchini slices to the skewer for more veggies. Serve over orzo tossed with olives, lemon juice, and feta crumbles. 
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Ingredients:
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 32 cubes
24 cherry tomatoes
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cooking spray
1 lemon
2 garlic cloves
1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

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Herbed Greek Chicken Salad

This light, fresh dish is quick & easy to prepare – my kind of weeknight dinner! Serve with some whole wheat pita bread wedges for a complete meal. 

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Ingredients:
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp garlic powder
3/4 tsp black pepper, divided
1/2 tsp salt, divided
cooking spray
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch cubes
5 tsp lemon juice, divided
1 cup plain fat-free yogurt
2 tsp tahini
1 tsp minced garlic
8 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1 cup peeled chopped English cucumber
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
6 pitted kalamata olives, halved
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

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Greek Salad Skewers

My go-to appetizer when attending a pot-luck dinner party, or hosting my own party! This light, fresh, and beautiful appetizer is a sure-fire hit at any gathering!

Ingredients:
cucumbers
cherry tomatoes
block feta cheese
black olives
extra-virgin olive oil
freshly cracked black pepper
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Directions:
1. slice all ingredients into bite sized pieces
2. skewer veggies and cheese in any order you like! (works best with feta in the middle)
3. just before serving, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with black pepper, as desired

I sometime replace the black olives with bite-sized green bell peppers to mix it up! Feel free to experiment!

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