Thursday, May 1, 2014

Greek Wraps & Tortellini Salad

Its all Greek to me!

It hit me the other day when I was putting multiple containers of feta cheese in my shopping cart that I apparently really like greek-inspired meals. I not only have feta cheese in my egg whites every morning, but since I discovered this recipe for greek dressing that’s 21-day fix approved, I have been thinking of ways to integrate that dressing into more meals (seriously folks, I could drink this dressing…but I won’t of course, because I’m limited to 1 orange container per day)…

Anyways, I’m going to share with you the recipe for the best greek dressing in the world PLUS two of my favorite dishes that incorporate it.

World’s Best Greek Dressing
Fix Portions: Use 1 orange container at a time

·         1 cup EVOO
·         1 cup red wine vinegar
·         2 tbsp Dijon mustard
·         1 tbsp garlic powder
·         1 tbsp onion powder
·         1 tbsp dried oregano
·         2 tsp dried basil
·         2 tsp pepper

1.      Combine all in food processor and blend til combined (you can also just whisk it in a bowl, but I prefer the way the food processor blends everything)
2.      Store in an airtight container in the fridge and use 1 orange container serving at a time

Greek Wraps
Fix Portions: 1 yellow, 1 green, 1 red, 1 orange, ½ blue

·         1 WW tortilla (or pita)
·         1 green container (about 1 cup) vegetable tabbouleh:
o       1 tomato
o       ½ zucchini
o       ½ cucumber
o       ½ onion
o       ¼ red bell pepper
o       2 cloves garlic
o       ¾ cup fresh parsley
o       Juice of 1 lime
o       Dash of black pepper
**Combine all in food processor and chop til it looks almost like a relish
·         1 red container cooked, chicken breast (diced or shredded). You can also use 6 slices of low sodium deli turkey
·         ½ blue container reduced-fat feta cheese
·         1 orange container world’s best greek dressing

1.      Spread dressing onto tortilla/wrap/pita
2.      Layer meat, then tabbouleh, then feta
3.      Roll up and enjoy!

Greek Tortellini Salad
Makes 4 servings
Fix Portions per serving: 1 yellow, 1 green, 1 orange, 1 blue

·         1 package refrigerated whole wheat cheese tortellini
·         2 tomatoes, chopped
·         ½ cucumber, chopped
·         ½ onion, chopped
·         1 garlic clove, finely chopped
·         2 orange containers kalamata olives (about 2 spoonfuls)
·         2 orange containers world’s best greek dressing
·         1 blue container reduced fat feta cheese

1.      Cook tortellini according to package directions. Once cooked, rinse with cold water
2.      Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
3.      Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving 


  1. Definitely going to try this over the weekend! Keep posting more recipes. Love it!

  2. Question about the Greek tortellini salad.. What size package of tortellini did you use and does the tortellini itself go in the yellow container group?

    1. I just used the standard package size. Buitoni maybe? The label was green.

      Yes, tortellini would count as a yellow container. To measure the salad (since its mixed with veggies and olives and cheese), use a green container to scoop out your portion. If you look in the back of the 21-day fix book, that is the recommended way to portion combo dishes like this. Hope that helps!

  3. How do you measure the cheese inside the tortellini?

    1. I think it could just factor into the 1 blue count- because you probably wont get a full blue of feta in your serving of the salad, but when you consider the cheese inside, that should be about 1 blue total. :)

  4. I portioned things out separately. Like I measured 1 yellow of the tortellini, 1 green of veggies and 1 orange of dressing. That was my serving and hubby got everything else mixed together. Is that wrong?

  5. Where do I get the Worlds Best Greek Dressing?

    1. The recipe for the dressing is listed at the top of this page :)

  6. I can't find whole wheat tortellini any where. I have looked at natural grocers, sprouts, and my local stores including Walmart. Any suggestions?