Grilled Canadian Feta and Zucchini Ribbon Skewers with Creamy Lemon, Pepper and Oregano Sauce
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.
Eight 8-inch (20 cm) long slices of zucchini, 1/8-inch (3 mm) thick (about 2)
16 small cherry or grape tomatoes
Sixteen 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes Canadian Feta cheese (about a 10 oz /300 g block)
8 jumbo pitted green olives
Eight 10-inch (25 cm) wooden skewers
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.
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 ½ tsp (2 mL) oregano. Serve hot with Creamy Lemon, Pepper and Oregano Sauce on the side.