Eating Together: Shareable Dinner Platters
Chopped Greek Salad Platter is the perfect shareable dinner!
It’s a moment we look forward to every day — when we have time, that is. A moment where we can tell each other about our day: the work we did, the lessons we learned and all the other funny moments in between.
Eating dinner together every night is an important routine for families to maintain. While gathering the whole family at the same place and same time is, usually, easier said than done, that’s never the case when you make a colorful, delicious and healthy shareable platter. Luckily, Pure Flavor® and Cooking w/ Julie have a Chopped Greek Salad Platter that you can make tonight to share with your family.
Kids (and adults of course) love this Chopped Greek Salad Platter because it’s filled with super sweet Pure Flavor® Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers and crunchy Mini Cucumbers — not to mention savory grilled chicken and crumbled Feta cheese!
The principle behind the platter is simple: kids like being able to make their own choices, so give them lots of healthy options to choose from! With a large, shareable spread, everyone can fill their own plate with the amount they want and they ingredients they love.
The challenge now is: what do I include in my platter that will make dinner healthy and irresistible?
Kids don’t really “see” meals in terms of nutrients, vitamins and other health benefits the way that we do. They “see” in shapes, colors and flavors.
The dinner plate is a blank canvas kids can paint using a palette of fresh veggies. It’s no coincidence that some of the healthiest foods are naturally vibrant: antioxidant color pigments like beta-carotene and lycopene that make the Aurora Bites and Sangria® Medley Tomatoes in this recipe so colorful are part of why they’re so healthy.
There is no better example of an easy, colorful, healthy and supremely shareable meal than this Chopped Greek Salad Platter.
This recipe has it all: fresh veggies, grilled chicken, and a simple homemade vinaigrette — all served on a shareable platter.
Fire up the grill and season your chicken tenderloins with a mix of garlic powder, salt and pepper.
While the chicken is cooking — it only takes about 5 minutes — whisk together the vinaigrette: minced shallots, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper, and olive oil. Then, toss together some cooked quinoa and chickpeas.
Now, all you have to do is chop up all the colors of the rainbow: Pure Flavor® Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers, Mini Cucumbers and Sangria® Medley Tomatoes, plus some red onion with Feta cheese.
Arrange it all onto a humongous platter, call everyone to the table and get ready for a feeding frenzy!
In only twenty minutes, you have a full family feast that brings everyone together for fun, engaging conversation.
To view, download or print the full recipe for dinner tonight, click here.