Greek Salad Bites

I was making grilled lamb gyros the other day and figured I’d better scout around for a Greek-inspired side dish. I didn’t want to do the ‘usual’ Greek salad, but I wanted something light. These little Greek salad bite appetizers worked just great as a side. Anita’s a big fan of sun-dried tomatoes and Kalamata olives, so she really liked these. The basil sprinkled on top really brings these little morsels together.

Greek Salad Bites

I think that the cucumbers made for a great vessel for these Greek salad bites. But really, you don’t have to use them. You can substitute your favorite cracker instead.

Also try my grilled zucchini roll-ups.

Greek Salad Bites

These little Greek salad bite appetizers worked just great as a side. Anita’s a big fan of sun-dried tomatoes and Kalamata olives, so she really liked these. The basil sprinkled on top really brings these little morsels together.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 61kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces feta cheese crumbled
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup parsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes drained, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives pitted, chopped (sliced would work also)
  • dried basil crumbled

Instructions

  • Fold together the feta, yogurt, parsley, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and black pepper in small bowl. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours, up to 24.
  • Slice cucumber into slices.
  • Spoon mixture onto the tops of the cucumbers.
  • Sprinkle tops of cucumbers with the olives, followed by a pinch of the crumbled dried basil.

Nutrition

Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 274IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

“Dirty” Potato Chips – Sundried Tomato

If you’ve followed any of my potato chip reviews, you’ll notice that I like chips with kick. I do make exceptions though, usually for sweet BBQ or sour cream and onion flavored chips.

"Dirty" Potato Chips - Sundried TomatoThese “Dirty” sundried tomato chips also go on my exceptions list. As with the rest of the “Dirty” chip family, they’re kettle cooked and crispy, but not oily. And another thing I really like about them – consistent flavoring. Each chip tastes like the last one. It’s not “mmm good” followed by “mmm bland”.

I had these chips side-by-side with a national brand of sundried kettle chips, and there just wasn’t any comparison. The other chips were dry, overly crunchy, and had a more artificial sundried tomato flavor. I’ll take these “Dirty” chips, thank you very much!

So, on the Life’s A Tomato ‘Mater Rater scale, I gave these chips:

Texture: Outstanding crunch. Not oily.
Flavor: Great potato flavor with an real sundried tomato flavor.
Quality: Great. The chips were evenly seasoned.
Appeal: A hefty, thick, crunchy chip that held up to shipping. Cool bag design.

'Mater Rater

I loved all of the Dirty Potato chips that I bought and devoured: Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt, Funky Fusion, Jalapeno Heat, Maui Onion, Mesquite BBQ, Sea Salt and Vinegar, Sour Cream and Onion and Sea Salted.