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Directions for: Grilled Canadian Feta and Zucchini Ribbon Skewers with Creamy Lemon, Pepper and Oregano Sauce


¾ cup 3% plain yogurt

2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh oregano, divided

2 Tbsp olive oil, divided

1 tsp grated lemon zest

½ tsp each: salt and freshly ground pepper

8 8 inch long slices of zucchini, 1/8-inch (3 mm) thick (about 2)

16 small small cherry or grape tomatoes

16 1 inch (2.5 cm) cubes Canadian Feta cheese (about a 10 oz /300 g block)

8 jumbo pitted green olives

8 10 inch (25 cm) wooden skewers


1. Creamy Lemon, Pepper and Oregano Sauce: In small bowl, combine yogurt, 1-½ tbsp (22 mL) of the oregano, 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil, lemon zest, salt and pepper; set aside.

2. 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.

3. 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 ½ tsp (2 mL) oregano. Serve hot with Creamy Lemon, Pepper and Oregano Sauce on the side.

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