7 Weekday Dinner Recipe Ideas & Super-easy Feta Cheese Recipe
Today I’d like to share with you a fabulous way to grill feta cheese stovetop-style -- it brings out the chewy texture, mellows the tang, adds a crisp layer and is a wonderful accompaniment to salad. Feta cheese is high in protein, calcium, riboflavin, vitamin B12 and phosphorus. However, the nutritional analysis by NutritionData.com states that it is also high in cholesterol, sodium and saturated fat which necessitates using it in moderation.
On the other side, a little of the full-flavored feta cheese goes a long way, and when combined with other smart choices like a colorful veggies and olive oil, it accentuates the positives of a Mediterranean diet.
Here are today's weekday recipe ideas, all great for complementing this super-easy fried feta cheese recipe:
Chicken & Turkey • roll into a soft tortilla: deli slices, fried feta cheese, diced tomatoes and cucumbers and thinly sliced lettuce. Add a sprinkle of Greek or Italian dressing for flavor
Grain & Rice • top cooked bulgur or brown rice with a slice or two of fried feta cheese
Pasta • make a quick pasta salad with veggies (can be served warm or cool): cook and drain pasta, then add diced cucumbers, tomatoes, and olives. Toss gently with your favorite dressing or a quick-whisked-together vinaigrette of olive oil, red wine vinegar, oregano, basil and black pepper
Pizza • make a Greek-style pizza: top this Thin Pizza Crust Recipe and Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe with a blend of mozzarella cheese with a handful of crumbled feta. Top with Calamata olive, sauteed onion and/or spinach, if you like
Vegetarian • create a Greek-style wrap: warm a soft tortilla and tuck in fried feta cheese, sliced lettuce, diced cucumber, broccoli florets, and/or tomato and olives. Add a sprinkle of Greek or Italian dressing, if you like
Veggies (cooked) • sauté frozen corn in small amount of olive oil. Sprinkle lightly with Adobo (or onion salt) and black pepper while cooking. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until corn is just tender