As we leave behind 2016 and move into a new year, most of us could use a little help keeping our resolutions. 

To that end, to help lovers of Coca-Cola get 2017 off on the right foot, we’re happy to share three simple and delicious recipes. These easy-to-prepare meals work for any at-home occasion, especially those “stay-in evenings,” when all you feel like doing is unwinding after a hectic season of holiday celebrations. What’s even better is these meals go perfectly (as all meals do) with the great taste of Coca-Cola.

We highly recommend pairing these recipes with one of these (of course, we may be biased…) refreshing beverage options:

Give these recipes a try and let us know what you think by sharing a picture here. Bon appetit!


Grilled Chicken Gyro with Tzatziki and Chopped Salad

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves: 6 people

Ingredients for marinated chicken:

6 chicken thighs
1 lemon sliced in ½ cm slices
6 cloves of garlic, chopped
6 springs of thyme, finely chopped
6 sprigs of oregano, finely chopped
¼ cup of olive oil
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp cracked black pepper

Directions for marinated chicken:

  • Mix all of the above ingredients together
  • Marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour (or overnight for best result).
  • Heat up a grill and grill the chicken 5-6 minutes on each side.

Ingredients for tzatziki:

1 cup of plain Greek yogurt
1 Persian cucumber, finely chopped (if you can’t find Persian cucumbers you can substitute with a ¼ English cucumber)
1 tbsp of fresh dill, finely chopped
2 tsp of fresh lemon juice or a half a lemon squeezed
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp salt

Directions for tzatziki:

  • In a bowl mix all the ingredients together. Keep in the fridge until ready to serve

Ingredients for salad:

2 medium fresh tomatoes, finely chopped
¼ a red onion, finely chopped
2 Persian cucumbers, finely chopped (or half English cucumber)
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 tsp kosher salt

Will require 6 pitas for serving

Directions for salad:

  • Mix the tomatoes, onion, cucumbers, extra virgin olive oil lemon juice and salt in a bowl.

To serve:

Heat up the pita, spread in the tzatziki, toss in the grilled chicken and finish with the salad.


Fish Tacos with a Mango Avocado Salsa

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4 people

Ingredients for marinated fish:

1 lb. of flaky white fish, like tilapia, sea bass or mahi mahi
1 garlic clove, sliced
¼ tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp chili powder
½ lime, juiced
1 tsp grape seed oil
¼ cup cilantro stems, finely chopped

Directions for marinated fish:

  • In a blender place the cilantro stems, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, grape seed oil and cilantro. Blend until combined.
  • Place the marinade in a bowl with the fish and let marinade for 20-30 minutes.
  • Heat up a grill or a frying pan and pour in 1 Tbsp. grapeseed oil.
  • Place the fish on and grill each side for 4 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat

Ingredients for mango avocado salsa:

¼ cup mango, finely chopped
¼ cup red onion, finely chopped
1 avocado, finely chopped
½ jalapeno, finely chopped
1 tsp fresh lime juice
Salt to taste
Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish

Directions for mango avocado salsa:

  • In a bowl, mix all ingredients together

To serve:

Take soft, corn taco shells, place pieces of marinated fish on the shells, place salsa on the fish. Garnish with fresh cilantro


Pepperoni, Chili and Honey Pizza

Prep time: 45 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2 people

Ingredients for pizza dough:

1 package of dry active yeast
1 cup warm water
2 ½ cups bread flour
1 tsp sugar
1½ tsp salt
3 tbsp of olive oil, plus more for brushing and drizzling

Directions for pizza dough:

  • In a bowl place the yeast and pour in the warm water. Mix and let dissolve.
  • In a standing mixer add the flour, sugar, salt and mix.  Pour in the yeast water and the olive oil.
  • Mix until the dough pulls away from the sides and is smooth around 5-6 minutes.
  • Brush olive oil in a large bowl, rub the dough in it and cover with plastic warp.
  • Place in a warm place (like an oven that is off) for 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
  • Once warmed for 1 hour, pound down and roll into 2 separate balls.
  • Place on a floured tray and cover again with plastic wrap. Dough should be served same-day.

Ingredients for tomato sauce:

2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp of olive oil
1 can of San Marzano tomatoes
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp kosher salt
½ tsp black and pepper
¼ tsp of sugar

Directions for tomato sauce:

  • In a pan heat up the olive oil. Add in the garlic and let sauté for a couple of minutes until the garlic has a little bit of a golden edge.
  • Add in the tomato, salt pepper and a pinch of sugar.
  • Stir and let simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Pizza toppings:

12 slices of pepperoni
1 tsp chili flakes
1 tbsp Honey, to drizzle
1 mozzarella ball, sliced
½ cup grated parmesan
2 tsp of extra virgin olive oil to brush the crust and drizzle on top.

Directions for preparing pizzas:

  • Preheat the oven to 500°F. Place a baking tray inside.
  • Flour a clean surface and flatten out the dough, roll out trying to keep it as circular as possible.
  • Roll it to ¼ inch or ½ inch thick, depending on how thick you want your crust.
  • Place the dough in the oven for 3-5 minutes, until it is firm and lightly golden all over. Check the bottom.
  • Remove from the oven and spread over the sauce, lay over the mozzarella, pepperoni, grate over a nice amount of parmesan and sprinkle over the chili flakes. Place back into the oven and let melt for another 5-7 minutes until the pepperoni is a little crisp and all the cheese has melted.
  • Remove from the oven and brush the crust with olive oil and drizzle the top with a little bit of honey.