Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tzatziki Sauce

Oh wow! There goes my new year goal to post every week, SHOOT! I will post two recipes just to make up the numbers.

This Greek sauce is so delicious! I had it at a little place called Pita Pit a long time ago,  I couldn't get enough, little did I know it's a cinch to make! Now I can have it any time. It goes really well with grilled Eggplant.

1 1/2 c plain yogurt (you can use Greek yogurt if available)
1 cucumber grated fine and squeezed well, make it as dry as you can
1 clove garlic minced or grated fine
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients and let chill, if you can wait that long.

Grilled Eggplant

1 eggplant peeled and sliced (about half inch thick slices)
olive oil
salt and pepper

Brush slices with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill for 5 minutes each side or until tender. Serve with fresh tomato slices and Tzatziki sauce

*A friend of ours thinned out some Pesto with olive oil and then grilled his. This is so versatile, if you have ideas or have done something different share with us!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Avocado Succotash

This is the best thing I ever put in my face! I would have taken a picture of it (cause it's gorgeous and colorful) but it was devoured way too fast. We use this as a dip and eat it with tortilla chips. However I think it would be perfectly acceptable to eat it as a salad.

2 avocados diced
2 medium tomatoes diced
1 can black beans well drained
1 jalapeno diced (remove seeds and ribs for a more mild flavor)
1 cup corn (frozen, thawed or canned, drained)
Drizzle of Italian dressing
Salt to taste

Mix everything in a bowl, toss to combine and eat it up!!!

I also think a great addition would be some fresh chopped cilantro, yummm!