Go Greek!

With week one of College Football down in the books, it’s time to really get into the tailgating spirit. We assume you kept it simple last week, but this week, we’re here to bring you some inspiration! Last week, several of our gridirongirls teamed up with Gr8tailgate.com to host a front-and-center tailgate! The theme: Greek.

Let’s face it, how many girls do you know ACTUALLY like hotdogs? And, even though we may like a yummy basket of hot wings, they really don’t allow for dainty public eating. Besides, who wants to roll into their favorite stadium with a big red blob on their favorite jersey/dress/tube top- just sayin’. So, gridirongirl came up with a menu, transforming some of Gr8tailgate’s yummiest offerings into a female-friendly feast. Don’t tell anyone, but we’re pretty sure the guys were impressed too!

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Spinach and Feta Chicken Bratwurst Gyros (serves 12)

12 pieces Pita (hint: Costco has amazing pita for $2.99)
6-8 Spinach and Feta Chicken Bratwurst- Grilled and sliced (Gr8tailgate.com)
Red Onion Sliced
Tomatoes, Sliced
Hummus
Tzatziki sauce (see below)

Greek Style Sliders, serves 12

12 Pre-made sliders (Gr8tailgate.com)
Greek seasoning
2 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp dried basil
2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried mint
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp crystallized lemon granules
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

12 Slider Buns (or dinner rolls cut in half lengthwise if you can’t find slider buns)
Hummus
Tzatziki (Recipe Below)
Green leaf lettuce
Sliced tomato
Red onion
Crumbled feta (although, you might just put it in the tzatziki and spread it on the bun to keep it from being too messy)

Sprinkle Greek seasoning generously over both sides of the burgers before grilling. Spread hummus on one side of the bun, top with burger, lettuce, tomato and onion, spread tzatziki on the top side of the bun.

Greek Orzo Salad
greek orzo salad1 lb Orzo cooked al dente and cooled
1 English cucumber, diced
2 large tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 small red onion, finely diced
2 cup baby spinach, chopped or torn
1/2 cup kalamata olives, halved
8 oz mild feta, crumbled or cubed

For Dressing:
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup extra virgin olive oil (or half and half EVOO and vegetable oil)
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
4 tbsp water
2 clove crushed garlic

Tzatziki Sauce

*Blend all ingredients

2 cups Plain Greek Yogurt
2 Lemons, juiced
1 English Cucumber, chopped
1 Tbsp Fresh Mint, chopped
1/2 Tbsp dried dill
2 cloves garlic, crushed
Salt and Pepper to taste

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