Greek Salad with Yogurt Dressing

Crunchy and refreshing greek salad is one of my personal favorites. Every time I would frequent my favorite Greek restaurant, I would savor the salad and wanted to learn to make it at home. I developed this recipe over the years and believe it is very close to the salads that inspired the attempt. Fresh ingredients and a good feta cheese make a big difference in the quality of the dish. Slightly zesty, with a slightly salty bite every once in a while, as the cucumbers compete with the spring mix and roasted peppers for texture changes while building a gorgeous flavor profile. The yogurt is the result of many attempts, I love how the zest from the lemon juice partners with the feta cheese, herbs and yogurt to form a creamy lightly tart taste that takes this salad to an experience worthy for any occasion as a side or a featured item.

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Greek Yogurt Dressing Ingredients

In a bowl or jar, combine all the ingredients together.

Mix well.

Greek Salad Ingredients

Chopped cucumbers, sliced cherry tomatoes, sliced red onions & cube feta cheese.

Salad

Add both olives, red onions, tomatoes.

Add rest of the salad ingredients.

Pour the dressing on top of the salad.

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Greek Salad with Yogurt Dressing

0 from 0 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine Greek
Servings 6
Calories

Ingredients
  

Yogurt Dressing

  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt
  • ½ cup extra virgin oliveo oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp dried dill weed
  • 2 garlic cloves grated
  • season with salt & pepper to taste

Salad

  • 1 spring mix bag
  • 1 english cucumber sliced
  • 3.5 – 4 oz feta cheese cut into cubes
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes slice in half
  • ½ cup kalamata olives
  • ½ cup pitted green olive 
  • ½ cup roasted red peppers
  • ¼ cup red onion thinly sliced
  • 6-8 peperoncino

Instructions
 

Yogurt Dressing

  • In a bowl or jar, combine all the ingredients together and mix well.

Salad

  • Layer all the salad ingredients into the bowl or serving platter.
  • Pour the dressing on top of the salad.
  • Mix and serve.

Yogurt Dressing can be kept in an air tight jar and be refrigerator up to a week.

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    Instant Pot Feta Pasta

    Creamy, saucy, slightly spicy with the perfect finish of fresh basil herbal notes is what you will have when following this Feta Pasta recipe using the Instant Pot. Like most of you I have seen the oven baked and other forms of Feta Pasta on different food channels. I was going through my kitchen and noticed I had half a block of my favorite Greek Feta cheese and decided to take it to the laboratory and generate a product for family consumption. The aromas when cooking are some of my favorite experiences and sautéed grape tomatoes with garlic are among my favorite. This recipe is in a bit reverse cycle but yields very similar results and can be made anywhere you can plug your IP up, so it is ever more versatile.

    Slowly appreciate the photos below and review the instructions to see just how to unlock the Feta Pasta recipe using your Instant Pot. Filling and simple this recipe is easy to follow and will be enjoyed by all. I enjoy my saucy pasta with slightly toasted slices of my local bakers french bread and suggest you serve yours with your favorite also. Choose a good quality for your feta to enhance the flavor profile but feel free to do as I did and use what you have on hand. This recipe features simple ingredients but I do highly recommend adding fresh basil. If you don’t already, I suggest you start growing your own basil this season as it is a must in many eat foodlicious dishes.

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    Add garlic and cherry tomatoes. Cook for 4-5 mintues or until the tomatoes are softened.

    Add pasta, water and mix.

    Place feta cheese, pepper flakes & basil on top of the pasta, don’t mix or stir.

    Press the canel button. Place the lid on. Pressure cook on high for 4 minutes and a quick release.

    Mash the feta cheese and mix everything together. Season with salt and pepper.

    Serve & Enjoy!

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    Instant Pot Feta Pasta

    0 from 0 votes
    Cook Time 10 mins
    Total Time 10 mins
    Course Main Course
    Cuisine Italian
    Servings 3
    Calories

    Equipment

    • Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot

    Ingredients
      

    • 8 oz any pasta
    • 4 oz feta cheese (block) cut in half vertically
    • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
    • 2 cups water
    • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves chopped
    • 3 tbsp olive oil
    • ¼ tsp dried red pepper flakes
    • 3 garlic cloves minced
    • salt & pepper to taste

    Instructions
     

    • Set the sauté to high.
    • Add garlic and cherry tomatoes. Cook for 4-5 mintues or until the tomatoes are softened.
    • Add pasta, water and mix.
    • Place feta cheese, pepper flakes & basil on top of the pasta, don't mix or stir.
    • Press the canel button. Place the lid on. Pressure cook on high for 4 minutes and a quick release (be careful when releasing the pressure from the cooker). Follow the manufacture instructions for releasing the pressure. Remove the lid.
    • Mash the feta cheese and mix everything together. Season with salt and pepper.
    • If the sauce is too watery, press the sauté button and cook for 2-3 minutes or until excess water has evaporated.

    Serve & Enjoy!

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      Instant Pot Greek Chicken

      This Instant Pot Greek Chicken delivers a gorgeous presentation with promises of a delicious and crispy reward that partners well with Tzatziki sauce. The chicken remains extremely tender and full of marinated juice and once removed from the broiler the aroma will turn your house into a home. The chicken keeps well in the refrigerator but is best enjoyed fresh from the Instant Pot broiler. Serve with your favorite greek style salad and have a well balanced Mediterranean meal.

      Bring satisfaction with ease to the next food planning session by watching this video and following the instructions below. Click the link located in the instructions for my personal favorite scratch made tzatziki sauce. Feel free to let me know what you think of this dish because I love to interact about food almost as much as I lover cooking or eating it.

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      Ingredients

      Add the rest of the ingredients (except tzatziki sauce) to the container and mix well until everything is evenly coated.

      Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

      Add 1 cup of water to the cooker. Place the trivet inside. Place the marinated chicken on the trivet. Spread the rest of the marinade over the chicken using a spoon.

      Pressure cook on high for 10 minutes with a 5 minute natural release. Follow the manufacture instructions for releasing the pressure.

      If you have an air-fryer lid: press the broil (400°F) button and cook for 12 minutes.

      Oven: transfer the chicken to a baking sheet. Broil on high for 6-10 minutes or until the skin is crispy.

      Highly recommended to pair with tzatziki sauce. Serve with rice, pita bread, vegetables or salad.

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      Instant Pot Greek Chicken

      4.35 from 43 votes
      Cook Time 22 mins
      Marinate 3 hrs
      Total Time 3 hrs 22 mins
      Course Main Course
      Cuisine Mediterranean
      Servings 4
      Calories

      Equipment

      • Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot

      Ingredients
        

      • 4 bone-in chicken thighs
      • ½ cup plain greek yogurt
      • 2 tbsp olive oil
      • 2 tbsp lemon juice about ½ lemon
      • 3 garlic cloves grated
      • ½ tsp salt
      • ½ tsp black pepper
      • ½ tsp dried oregano
      • ½ tsp dried thyme

      Serving (optional)

      Instructions
       

      Marinate

      • Clean and pat the chicken thighs dry. Place them in a container.
      • Add the rest of the ingredients (except tzatziki sauce) to the container and mix well until everything is evenly coated.
      • Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

      Pressure Cook

      • Add 1 cup of water to the cooker. Place the trivet inside.
      • Place the marinated chickens on the trivet. Spread the rest of the marinade over the chicken using a spoon.
      • Place the lid on. Pressure cook on high for 10 minutes with a 5 minute natural release. Follow the manufacture instructions for releasing the pressure. Remove lid.
      • Instant Pot Air-fryer lid: press the broil (400°F) button and cook for 12 minutes.
        Air Fryer: transfer the chicken to the air fryer basket and cook at 400°F for 10-12 minutes or until skin is crispy.
        Oven: transfer the chicken to a baking sheet. Broil on high for 6-10 minutes or until the skin is crispy.

      Highly recommended to pair with tzatziki sauce.

        Serve with rice, pita bread, vegetables or salad.

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