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Lemon & Dill Spread Mediterranean Salad

Summer exemplar – This recipeĀ is cooling, healthy, delicious, and easy. Try this lemon and dill white bean spread topped with crunchy cucumbers, fresh herbs, cherry tomatoes and a sprinkle of olive oil marinated feta cheese.

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Lemon & Dill Mediterranean Salad Yum
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 30 minutes
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White Bean Spread
Mediterranean Summer Salad
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
White Bean Spread
Mediterranean Summer Salad
Instructions
Spread
  1. Place the beans, garlic, dill olive oil and lemon juice in the bowl of a food processor or blender and process until creamy and smooth. Adjust seasoning based on the salt level of the beans. Refrigerate until the bean spread becomes a bit thick.
Salad
  1. Place the cut up vegetables in a sealable container. In a separate bowl, whisk the vinegar with the salt until dissolved. Add the olive oil the and pepper and whisk to combine. Pour over the vegetables and allow to marinate refrigerated for no more than an hour.
  2. To assemble, spoon the bean spread into a wide shallow bowl. Top with the marinated Mediterranean Summer Salad. Garnish the salad with freshly cut herbs, crumbled feta, olives, and an additional drizzle of olive oil. Serve cold with pita or grilled flatbread.
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Garlic Olive Oil Yogurt Dip (Tzatziki)

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tzatziki
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Garlic Olive Oil Yogurt Dip (Tzatziki) Yum
tzatziki
Course Appetizers
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Appetizers
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
tzatziki
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle salt onto chopped garlic. Mash into puree with blade of knife held sideways. Scrape into medium bowl.
  2. Scrape out and discard cucumber seeds. Coarsely grate cucumber. Squeeze grated cucumber firmly to extract as much juice as possible. Discard juice. Add to bowl with garlic. Add yogurt, balsamic, olive oil, dill and pepper, stirring together well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours for flavors to blend. Add more salt if needed.
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