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Grilled Canadian Feta Skewers

Dairy Farmers of Canada
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  • Course Beverages & Snacks
  • Prep. Time 15 - 20 mins
  • Cooking Time 3 - 5 mins
  • Yields 8 skewers

Zucchini ribbons woven around Canadian Feta cubes and cherry tomatoes make these grilled skewers a colourful addition to summer meals. Serve with grilled chicken and steamed new potatoes or tuck into a Greek pita with greens, diced chicken and creamy lemon, pepper and oregano sauce.

Ingredients


Creamy Lemon, Pepper and Oregano Sauce:
3/4 cup (180 mL) 3 % plain yogurt
2 tbsp (30 mL) finely chopped fresh oregano
2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
1 tsp (5 mL) grated lemon zest
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1/2 tsp (2 mL) Freshly ground pepper

Grilled Feta Skewers:
8 8-inch (20 cm) long slices of zucchini, 1/8-inch (3 mm) thick (about 2)
16 cherry tomatoes or
grape tomatoes
10 oz (300 g) Canadian Feta cheese, cut in 1 -in (2.5 cm) cubes (about 16)
8 jumbo pitted green olives
8 10-inch (25 cm) wooden skewers

Feta Cheese won in the semi-soft cheese category of the 8th Canadian Cheese Grand Prix.

Learn about 2013 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix Champion Cheeses.

Preparation

Creamy Lemon, Pepper and Oregano Sauce:
In small bowl, combine yogurt, 1-1/2 tbsp (22 mL) of the oregano, 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil, lemon zest, salt and pepper; set aside.

Thread each skewer with 1 zucchini slice gently weaved around cherry tomatoes and Canadian Feta cheese cubes alternately, using 2 tomatoes and 2 Canadian Feta cubes per skewer and finishing with 1 green olive. Repeat with remaining skewers. Brush skewers with remaining 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil; set aside.

Preheat well-greased barbecue or grill to 450 °F (230 °C). Grill skewers, Canadian Feta cheese side down, for 1 to 2 min or until grill marks appear without melting the cheese. Turn skewers to zucchini side down and grill 2 to 3 min more or until lightly grilled. Remove to platter; garnish with remaining 1/2 tsp (2 mL) oregano. Serve hot with Creamy Lemon, Pepper and Oregano Sauce on the side.

Tips

For even thin slices of zucchini, use a hand held cheese slicer or mandolin. Soak wood or bamboo skewers in cold water for 30 minutes before using to keep them from burning on the grill.

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Nutritional Info

Per serving
Energy: 164 Calories
Protein: 7 g
Carbohydrate: 6 g
Fat: 13 g
Fibre: 1.2 g
Sodium: 694 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

Nutrient % DV*
Calcium: 21 % / 236 mg
Vitamin B12: 38 %
Riboflavin: 24 %
Phosphorus: 15 %
Sodium: 694 %

*percentage of daily value

*Note: The daily value (DV) is established by Health Canada and corresponds to the daily quantity recommended for each nutrient. The percentage of the daily value (% DV) indicates the proportion of the nutrient provided by a serving of the recipe, in comparison with the quantity recommended.

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