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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Vegetarian Souvlaki and Oven Fries + Campari and Soda

Growing up in Montreal, I ate a lot of vegetarian souvlakis from a place around the corner from my house. They always served them with thick fries. Since I can't seem to find a Greek place in New York to adequately satisfy my vegetarian souvlaki craving, I decided to try making them myself!

This was incredibly easy, and I barely had any dishes to wash! First, make the salad - tomatoes, cucumber, thinly sliced raw red onion, a little bit of dried oregano (fresh would have been nice too if I had any...), salt, pepper, olive oil and a mixture of sherry vinegar and white balsamic (red wine vinegar would easily work as a substitution).

Next, I made the tzatziki - greek yogurt, minced garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and some finely chopped cucumber.

I sliced the potatoes into thick wedges, coated them in salt, pepper and olive oil and baked them in the oven at 400 degrees until they turned golden brown.

To assemble the souvlaki, warm some pita on the stove, spread on some tzatziki, spoon on the salad and crumble some feta on top. This was extremely messy but very delicious!! Next time, I might add in a little bit of roasted eggplant.

Finally, since summer is quickly approaching, I've started making my favorite cocktail again - campari and soda! I found out about this drink from my dad a few years ago and it's really the most refreshing and delicious thing! I make it about 1 part campari to 3 parts soda. Serve on ice. Some people add some orange, but I think it makes the drink taste like medicine! Gross!