Budget Recipes #4: Mediterranean

Lentil salad, turkey and rice skillet, and Greek salad

Lentil Salad

Ingredients: 1/2 cup (1.2dl) cooked lentils, handful parsley, 1 tomato, 1/4 small red onion, feta cheese, 1/2 lemon, olive oil, 1 garlic clove, oregano

Start by preparing the lemon garlic dressing. Combine lemon juice, crushed garlic, 1tbsp (15ml) oregano, and a sprinkle of salt and black pepper. Mix and set aside. If you’re not fond of a strong garlic taste, you should use 1/2 a garlic clove.

Chop parsley, tomatoes, and red onion. Then, combine with cooked lentils. Mix in prepared lemon dressing and top with crumbled feta cheese.

Turkey and Rice Skillet

Ingredients (serves 2): olive oil, 1 garlic clove, 1/2 lb (225g) ground turkey, oregano, 2 cups (4.8dl) cooked rice, 1 cup (2.4dl) frozen spinach, 1 lemon, handful parsley, feta cheese

Add a tablespoon of olive oil and minced garlic to a deep skillet. Cook over medium heat for about 2 minutes. Add ground turkey, 1tbsp (15ml) oregano, and a sprinkle of salt and black pepper. Cook until turkey is cooked through, breaking it apart as it cooks.

Once turkey is cooked, add in frozen spinach. Once spinach has warmed up, add in cooked rice. Mix until well combined. Squeeze lemon juice all over and top with chopped parsley and feta cheese.

Greek Salad

Ingredients: 1 cucumber, 1 tomato, feta cheese, 1/4 small red onion, olive oil, red wine vinegar, oregano

Chop cucumber, tomato, and red onion. Mix with crumbled feta cheese, and drizzle olive oil and red wine vinegar over everything. Top with oregano, salt, and black pepper.

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