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tapas recipes

The other day a friend and I have prepared a Greek style tapas for a group of friends.  We served home made pita with humus and tzatziki, htipiti and chicken satay.  As dessert we had the kievskii cake.   It was a hit.

Entertaining can be fun and easy if you smartly plan the meals.  I made the pita and the cake a couple of days in advance.  Delicious.


Tzatziki 
1 1/2 cup greek plain yogurt 
1 1/2 cup grated cucumber, lightly salted, let it rest and squeeze out the water before using
6 cloves garlic, chopped or crushed
2 tbs olive oil
2 tbs dill
2 tbs lemon juice
Salt pepper to taste

HTIPITI 
1/2 medium onion, thick slices (roast in a pan)
2 roasted peppers, chopped
1 cup feta cheese
2 chopped pepperocini, seeds removed
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp ground coriander 
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tbs fresh dill
1 tbs fresh parsley
1 tbs chopped scallion
1 tbs lemon zest
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Mix everything in a food processor and enjoy the dip with veggies or pita. 


HUMMUS

1/2 pound dried chick-peas or 2 cups canned chick-peas
1 quart water
1 tsp salt
2 large garlic cloves
4-6 tbs fresh lemon juice
2 tbs olive oil
3 tbs tahini
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt

Soak the dried chick-peas overnight in a quart of water.  The next day drain beans, combine in a large pot with a fresh quart of water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for two hours until the beans are tender.
Add everything in a food processor and puree.  Makes 12 serving, 120 calories per serving.  ENJOY!




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