yogurt

July 10, 2018
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Ingredients:

2 big onions, finely chopped 

3 big tomatoes 

1 TBS tomato paste 

Salt and black pepper 

2 TBS olive or vegetable oil 

Around 2 cups coarse whole wheat bulgur (برغل اسمر خشن) 

3.5 cups hot water 

Preparation: 

Blend together the tomatoes and the paste, set aside 

Heat a pot, add oil and onions and cook until tender 

Add the tomato mix, black pepper, salt and water and allow to simmer for around 20 mn until the sauce thickens 

Wash and drain the bulgur 

Add to the tomato sauce, simmer while covered on low heat until bulgur is tender 

serve with yogurt and vegetables


July 9, 2018
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Ingredients:

2 cups boiled chickpeas
4 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tsp tahini
1 tsp salt
1 and a 1/2 small loaf arabic bread, toasted
1 kilogram yogurt
2-3 TBS lemon juice
Roasted nuts
Cumin, paprika and parsley for decoration

Preparation:

Heat chickpeas, combine with 2 crushed garlic and the lemon juice
Aside, whisk yogurt with tahini, salt and the remaining garlic
Break the bread into bite size pieces
Layer them: chickpeas, bread, yogurt
Garnish with toasted nuts, cumin, paprika, parsley
Serve immediately.


July 8, 2018
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Chicken

Ingredients:

1 kg chicken breasts, cut thin lengthwise

3 large garlic cloves, minced

1 TBS white vinegar

3 tbsp lemon juice

1 TBS olive oil

3 TBS Greek yogurt

1 and a 1/2 dried oregano

1 tsp salt

black pepper to taste

Preparation:

Mix all of the marinade ingredients together

Add chicken and mix well 

Marinate for 2 hours at least

Heat a pan 

Brown chicken for 3 mn on each side

Transfer to a preheated oven (170 degrees) 

Cook for around 10 mn until the chicken is well cooked

Transfer chicken to a plate

Cover loosely with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving

Tzatziki

Ingredients:

2 cucumbers (pulp removed, drained well)

1 1/4 cups plain Greek yogurt

1 TBS lemon juice

1 TBS Olive oil

1 garlic clove , minced

1/2 tsp salt

Black pepper

1 TBS chopped parsley

1 TBS chopped dill

Preparation:

Coarsely grate or chop the cucumber, let them dry by wrapping them in paper towels or a tea towel and squeeze to remove excess liquid.

Place cucumber in a bowl 

Add remaining ingredients then mix to combine. 

Cover and refrigerate until serving

Salad

mix all of the following ingredients together:

2 tomatoes , desseeded and diced

2 cucumbers , diced

1/2 red onion , finely chopped

1/2 cup chopped parsley 

Salt and pepper

cover and refrigerate until serving

Form the Gyros 

Fill pita bread with chicken, some tzatziki and salad

Serve immediately! 

 


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