Tractor Meals for Spring Planting

Posted: April 29, 2019

Field meal ideas are for those who are of the “keep on moving” mindset during planting. Farmers need a tractor meal!


Greek Chicken Salad Wraps  6 servings


1 cup cucumber, seeded and diced
¼ tsp pepper
1 ½ cups Greek yogurt
¼ red onion, diced
½ cup sour cream
¼ cup pitted Kalamata olives
1 tsp minced garlic
2-3 cups cooked boneless
1 tsp dried dill
skinless chicken breast, chopped
½ tsp salt
6 sandwich wraps such as Flatout brand


Combine cucumber, yogurt, sour cream, garlic, dill, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Stir to combine ingredients well. Gently fold in onion, olives and chicken. Refrigerate for at least an hour. Serve as a sandwich wrap, or for a low carb version serve in lettuce leaves.


Mediterranean Chopped Salad  4 servings


1 cup grape tomatoes
¼ cup Kalamata olives
2 cups cucumber, chopped
2 T olive oil
2 cans can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
3 T red wine vinegar
¼ red onion diced
1 tsp dried oregano
½ cup crumbled feta cheese


  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except feta cheese. Stir gently to combine. Refrigerate for one hour, or until ready to serve.
  2. At serving time, add crumbled feta cheese and gently stir to combine.


Mom’s Apple Slab Pie  24 servings


3 packages ready to use pie crust (each containing 2 for 6 total)


14 cup sliced peeled tart apples
2 tsp cinnamon
4 tsp lemon juice
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
3 T butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 T milk
3/4 cup brown sugar


1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 T water
1/8 tsp vanilla


  1. Roll 2 sheets of pie dough to fill the bottom of a 15 x 10 x 1 baking pan. Use pieces of third crust to patch in areas as necessary.
  2. Mix apples, lemon juice, and vanilla. Pour half of apple mixture into pan.
  3. Combine sugars, cinnamon and salt. Top first half of apples. Add remainder of apple mixture, cover with remaining sugar mixture and dot with butter.
  4. Roll out remaining crust and cover apple mixture. Seal edges. Brush with milk.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 60-70 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Cool for 10 minutes. Combine glaze ingredients and drizzle.


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