February 28

Hummus & Greek Salad

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Hummus & Greek Salad

These are two classic Greek side dishes that will add fresh veggies and hearty fiber to your next meal. Greek salad is a simple salad found all over the country. Hummus is a tasty dip made out of chickpeas.

Active Time: 20 min – Start to Finish: 30 min

Ingredients
2 cucumbers, peeled and chopped into bite-size pieces
¼ red onion, chopped into small pieces
6 roma tomatoes, chopped
2 green bell peppers, chopped
8-oz Feta cheese, crumbled + extra for garnish
2 14-oz can chickpeas, drained
Juice of 1 lemon
1 garlic clove, chopped
2 tsp dried oregano
6 pita breads, cut into slices
Kosher salt & pepper
Extra virgin olive oil & Red Wine Vinegar

Direction
In a small bowl whisk together 3 Tbs olive oil, 2 Tbs vinegar, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp salt, and black pepper.
In a large bowl toss together tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, 1 tsp oregano and feta cheese. Drizzle the
dressing on top and mix well. Top with extra feta.
In a medium bowl, mash the drained chickpeas with the back of a fork. Once the chickpeas reach a smooth consistency stir in the garlic, 1 tsp oregano, lemon juice, 2 Tbs olive oil, 2 Tbs water, 1 ½ tsp salt and pepper.
Taste and adjust seasoning, adding 1 Tbs of water at a time until the consistency is smooth. Set aside.
Serve a spoonful of hummus with a few pita bread slides and a side of Greek salad.

 


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Eric Horwitz

About LIFT

Eric founded LIFT Enrichment in 2010 because he wanted to help young kids develop their culinary skills so they could make healthy foods for friends and family for the rest of their lives.  He has worked with kids for over 15 years and enjoys their energy and enthusiasm for learning new things.  Eric studied abroad in Italy while at UCLA and discovered a passion for cooking.  

Eric Horwitz, Ceo of Lift

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