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Chicken Souvlaki Salad

Chicken Souvlaki Salad

Continuing with the themes of both salads and grilling is this chicken souvlaki salad that was inspired by Gina's recent Mediterranean chicken kebab salad. I am a big fan of all kinds of skewered and grilled meats from around the world but Greek souvlaki has to be one of my favourites! There is just something irresistible about char grilled meat on a stick and I knew that you could not go wrong turning it into a nice light summer meal by placing some in a salad. The first thing that I did was dust off my trusty chicken souvlaki recipe which calls for marinating the chicken in a garlic, lemon, yogurt and oregano
mixture before grilling it to impart it with a ton of flavour. The salad is a simple one consisting of a base of lettuce, tomato, cucumber and red onions along with some Mediterranean flavours including kalamata olives, crumbled feta and a tzatziki dressing.

Tzatziki is a thick, creamy and garlicky sauce with a base of yogurt and shredded cucumber. Normally I would use Greek style yogurt or strained regular yogurt to ensure that the tzatziki was nice and thick but since I was going to use this as a dressing I went with just plain old regular yogurt so that it would have a more liquid consistency.

Chicken Souvlaki Salad
Just look at all of that wonderful grilled meat!

Chicken Souvlaki
Of course this salad also goes well served in a pita.

Chicken Souvlaki Salad Pita

Chicken Souvlaki Salad

A chicken souvlaki salad packed with Mediterranean flavours and a tzatziki dressing that makes a perfect light summer meal.


Servings: makes 4 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 2 cups chicken souvlaki, warm
  • 6 cups lettuce, sliced
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 large cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup feta, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup tzatziki sauce
Directions
  1. Assemble the salad and enjoy!

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14 comments:

GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle said...

What a refreshing idea.

Maria said...

Great meal for summer!

monsterscircus said...

Genius, perfect for the summer and a picnic. Thank you so much for sharing.

grEAT said...

delicious!
irene

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Very summery and so tasty! Perfect with pita bread.

Cheers,

Rosa

Joanne said...

This would be the perfect barbecue meal!

Kathleen Richardson said...

Pinned!

Anonymous said...

Made this tonight and it was absolutely delicious! So easy to prepare everything in advance.

Linguini said...

Bravo!

bellini said...

This has to be a favourite Kevin!!!!

Dee said...

OH man, these look amazing! Very nice photos, they are making my mouth water!

Keep up the good work, and thanks for providing a lovely feast for my eyes!
http://deelivingfree.blogspot.com/

Kelsi said...

I'm pinning this recipe for later. It looks like something I would love.

myhmmmcollection said...

Mmmm... in my neck of the woods we have spiedies, marinated cubes of chicken, beef, pork, lamb, veal or venison.

What a Dish! said...

Made this for dinner tonight- LOVED it!!! Such a wonderful meal. We also made grilled naan bread to serve alongside and it went very well.

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