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Bread Salad with Feta

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Alexis's Chopped Vegetable Salad

Ingredients
  • Coarse salt
  • 2 ears corn
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound wax beans, trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 4 plum tomatoes, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 small red bell pepper, seeded, deveined, and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 small yellow bell pepper, seeded, deveined, and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 small red onion, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 English cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded, deveined, and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
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Chicken Souvlaki

Time:1 hour 40 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest, plus 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 English cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 3 plum tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 small red onion, cut 3/4 inch thick, and separated into slices
  • 4 whole-wheat pitas
  • Garnish: oregano leaves
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Pita Crisps With Cucumber Dip

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Appetizers, Dips, Pita, Yogurt
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Chicken Salad with Tomatoes and Cucumber

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2 medium tomatoes (6 ounces each), quartered, seeded, and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/2 English cucumber (8 ounces), cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced (1 1/2 teaspoons)
  • 4 whole-wheat pitas, halved crosswise
  • 1 small head romaine lettuce (1 pound), leaves separated and torn if large
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano
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Seared Scallops with Shaved Fennel, Cucumber, and Grapefruit

Time:20 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 Ruby Red grapefruit
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 3/4 pound large sea scallops
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt, divided
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 3 ounces English cucumber, thinly shaved crosswise on a mandoline (3/4 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh tarragon leaves
  • 1/2 large fennel bulb (5 1/2 ounces), cut in half (root end trimmed but left intact to keep fennel together)
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Gravlax on Cucumbers with Chive Yogurt

Time:15 mins
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Cucumber-Mint Yogurt Dip

Time:10 mins
Other Ideas:
Appetizers, Dips, Greek yogurt, Mint
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Greek-Style Chicken with Pickled Onions, Tomatoes, and Tzatziki

Time:35 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1 1/2 pounds total), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest, plus 4 teaspoons lemon juice (from 2 lemons)
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 English cucumber, halved crosswise and thinly sliced
  • 2/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved (2 cups)
  • Cooked long-grain white rice, for serving
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Rotelle with Onions, Cucumbers, and Herbs

Time:45 mins
Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 3 pounds Vidalia or other sweet onions, sliced crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound rotelle (wagon-wheel pasta)
  • 1/2 English cucumber or 2 Persian cucumbers, unpeeled, very thinly sliced crosswise (about 1 cup)
  • 2 cups packed fresh herbs, such as mint, tarragon, basil, and parsley, leaves torn into pieces if large
  • 1/4 cup Champagne vinegar
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