06
06
2018

BLOG: MY FRESH, FEEL GOOD APPETIZER (or meal, if you’re like me)

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My sister introduced me to this years ago, with absolutely no “diet” intentions in mind, which is partially why I still love it today. While it’s great year round, summer is best.

It’s basically a chop and dump recipe, and it allows room for your own variety. My measurements are very flexible and estimated because I don’t measure, and you can add more or less of what you want.

So without further ado, the GREEK in me presents to you….

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🍋GREEK DIP🍋

Your favorite hummus (medium package)

Plain organic Greek yogurt (8oz?)

Fresh lemon juice

Cucumbers

Red peppers

Scallions

Feta

Fresh pita bread

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1. Spread dish (9” pie plate) with your desired amount of hummus. Pick your favorite flavor, I love roasted garlic

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2. Mix plain yogurt with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Spread yogurt on top of hummus. (I personally prefer the hummus to be a little thicker than the yogurt, but find your preference!)

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3. Dice your desired veggies and sprinkle on top. Don’t be shy! This is your cold, refreshing crunch! I like a whole seedless cucumber, 1/2 red bell pepper, and 2 scallions. (You can also add tomatoes, olives, etc)

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4. Top with fresh feta, as desired!

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5. Slice up fresh pita bread into wedges. You could also serve with crudités.

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Store in the fridge, but I would make and serve same day. I have saved leftovers and eaten them later that day, possibly the next day, but the fresher the better for this one.

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I also made a single serving dip for lunch just for me. I chose my size bowl, spread hummus, then lemon juice and yogurt, then as many veggies as I want. Cut up my pita and YUMM! You could also stuff a pita or wrap with these ingredients too.

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And now, as I’m writing this, I thought of another serving modality. Flatbread!! Choose a pita bread as your vessel instead of a bowl or pie plate. Spread ingredients and top with veggies and feta, then enjoy! No bake Greek pizza!

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This has so much good nutrition… protein, fat, fiber… it’s great for vegetarians… and it tastes soooooo good!

This is not diet food! It’s #feelgoodfood

xoxo,

Lisa Marie