Sunday, May 07, 2006

Greek tacos

I really need to find some meals that will cook themselves (and shop for and prepare themselves but then I guess we're talkin' about a restaurant aren't we?). I've been out in the yard so much that I come inside not feeling much like cooking. It was a hot day and we had a simple dinner.

Greek Tacos

1 box Gardenburger flame grilled burgers, thawed and sprinkled with greek seasoning on both sides
mini pitas
tzatziki sauce (plain soy yogurt, 1/2 cucumber finely diced, garlic powder, fresh mint, salt and pepper)
1 recipe lima bean skordalia *
chopped tomatoes
shredded lettuce

I cooked the gardenburger patties over medium high flame in a lightly oiled pan until browned, then sliced them thinly and put them on a mini pita. Top with lettuce, tomato, tzatziki and skordalia.

*Note: when I make the skordalia I use just a tablespoon of oil and then add water as needed to thin it out.

We also had a simple cucumber and tomato salad:

This was made with persian cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, red onion, fresh mint, tofu feta, a splash of balsamic vinegar and lemon juice. Now that it has stopped raining the mint is looking spectacular.

I know that it's invasive and some people hate having it in their yard because of it but we love it. We are able to use it year round but it's particularly nice in the spring and summer. We also have oregano, thyme, rosemary, sage, tarragon, cilantro, chocolate mint and lemon verbena.

Tomorrow is supposed to be another beautiful day - I think I'll get the crockpot going in the morning and then dinner *will* cook itself!


KleoPatra said...

Mint, oregano, thyme, rosemary, sage, tarragon, cilantro, chocolate mint and lemon verbena!!!

WOW! Nice. I wish I had a house so I could have such an array of herbs and plants and seasonings (OH MY!)...

Guinnah said...

Hey Kleopatra - do you have a patio? Most herbs are easy to grow in pots. All that mint in the picture has come from one little 3" pot for $1.49 :-)