Greek Pico De Gallo

Linnette Lucas

By
@IndulgeandDine

This appetizer was inspired from the ladopsomo I remember having at Athens Pizzeria in Panama City, Panama. They add a generous portion of shredded chicken on top, which almost makes it a meal; but you have to try the pizza! Ladopsomo itself is a type of Greek fry-bread that’s puffy, light and crisp. I needed an appetizer to go along with my Greek Chicken Pasta, and this combination came together perfectly! The flavors combine wonderfully, this would be a great summer appetizer. Not to mention, it’s healthy!


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Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
I love all the Greek flavors in this delicious pico. The tomatoes, onions and cucumber provide fresh flavor, while the olives and feta add a bit of saltiness. The vinegar and tzatziki give it a punch of tanginess. The pita is the perfect vessel to eat this. Broiling it produces a pita that is crunchy on one side, yet pillowy soft on the other. Definitely not your average pico.

Ingredients

1
tomatoes
1/2
cucumber
1/4
onion
1/4 c
kalamata (greek) olives
1/4 c
feta cheese
1 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1 Tbsp
red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp
oregano, dried
1/2 c
tzatziki
salt and pepper
3-4
pita bread

Directions Step-By-Step

1
The cucumber, tomato and onion need to be finely diced.
2
In a medium size bowl, add the cucumber, tomato, onion, oil and vinegar as well as a dash of salt and pepper.
3
Allow the ingredients to marinate for 5 minutes or so and then add the feta and olives. Let the mixture marinate and come together prior to adding more salt, remember the feta and olives provide a good amount of saltiness.
4
When you’re ready to serve, spread a thin layer of tzatziki on the center section of a shallow dish and spoon the marinated veggies on top. (You may want to drain the veggie mixture prior to spooning over tzatziki otherwise your pitas will become soggy).
5
Drizzle olive oil over your pita bread and toast or grill; cut into triangle wedges. I use the broiler setting; if you do this be sure to keep an eye they can burn very fast.
6
Line the outer portion of the dish with the pita bread. Sit back and watch your guests devour this one!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Greek
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Low Fat, Low Carb
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy