Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Creamy Greek Salsa

So... I am in love with this concoction.  I got the idea from this recipe on Kuntal's Kitchen.  I saw the photo on Pinterest and thought, "Greek salsa!"  But, no, it's actually a cucumber version of everyone's favorite southwest appetizer.  I did use it as a starting point to make the recipe shared here.  I wanted something similar to a Greek salad, but in appetizer form, and can I just say this stuff is addicting?  And actually GOOD for you?!  It's great served with tortilla or pita chips, but I like it with these:

Tostitos now has multigrain scoops!  Now I'm not stupid enough to think these are a health food, but they can't be any worse than regular tortilla chips.  And I like their flavor.  And they are perfect for scooping up the Creamy Greek Salsa!  (No, I'm not being paid to advertise - but I'd like to be!)

If you like Greek, check out Chicken or Pork Souvlaki with Tzatziki or this Seven Layer Greek Dip.

adapted from Crisp Cucumber Salsa on Kuntal's Kitchen

2 cucumbers; peeled, seeded, and diced
3-4 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1/4 cup minced red onion or sliced green onion
2 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley
1/4 cup feta cheese
1/4 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced or pressed
heaping 1/4 tsp. dried dill (or 1 tsp. fresh dill)
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. seasoned salt
tortilla or pita chips

In a medium bowl, combine cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, parsley, and feta cheese.  In a small bowl, whisk together sour cream or yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, dill, pepper, and salt; fold into cucumber mixture.  Serve with tortilla or pita chips.  Makes about 4 cups.

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