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.
Just look at all of that wonderful grilled meat!
Of course this salad also goes well served in a pita.
Chicken Souvlaki Salad
A chicken souvlaki salad packed with Mediterranean flavours and a tzatziki dressing that makes a perfect light summer meal.
- 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
- Assemble the salad and enjoy!