Grilled Chicken Souvlaki Salad with Creamy Feta and Dill Dressing

Grilled Chicken Souvlaki Salad with Creamy Feta and Dill Dressing
Not too long ago I was making one of my favourite summer salads, this grilled chicken souvlaki salad, and I figured that I would take the opportunity to update the photos for the recipe which I originally posted back in 2012! It's really hard to beat a salad with grilled meat for a nice, tasty and light summer meal, especially when that grilled meat is chicken souvlaki with its summery lemon, garlic and oregano flavours! This salad is super easy to make where you just need to marinate the chicken in it's simple marinade, skewer it up, grill it, serve it over a tasty greek style salad and top it all off with a tasty dressing! For the dressing I sometimes go with a tzatziki sauce but more often these days I have been enjoying a creamy feta and dill dressing which is just perfect for this salad! Everything in this salad works so well together from the juicy tomatoes to the crunchy cucumbers, salty olives, tangy onions, creamy dressing and of course the grilled chicken souvlaki! If you are looking for a nice, light and tasty meal this summer, look no further than this grilled chicken souvlaki salad with creamy feta and dill dressing!

Creamy Feta and Dill Dressing

Creamy Feta and Dill Dressing
Looking for a new salad dressing? How about this creamy feta and dill dressing? This dressing gets it's creaminess from a combination of greek yogurt and milk so it's nice and light and healthy. It's packed full of tasty crumbled feta and fresh dill for the main flavours and it has a hit of lemon juice for some extra tanginess. This creamy feta and dill dressing goes perfectly on Mediterranean themed salads, basic salads and cucumber salads and no matter what salad you use it on, it won't be boring!

Bacon Wrapped Guacamole Stuffed Chicken

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Bacon Wrapped Guacamole Stuffed Chicken
It's time to pull your grills out and celebrate summer by making these bacon wrapped guacamole stuffed chicken breasts! I took two of my favourite foods, bacon and avocado and combined them into a tasty dinner that is just begging to be grilled! Although this recipe might look a little challenging with the stuffing and the wrapping, it's actually pretty easy! You start off by pounding the chicken breasts until they are about 1/4 inch thick with a meat mallet (I have used a rolling pin to do this) and then you just place the guacamole on top of one side and roll it up. You can either wrap the bacon around the chicken one slice at a time to ensure a single layer of bacon or you can just lay a few strips of bacon out, place the chicken on one end and wrap it all up in one go. The essential thing about this recipe is to get the bacon nice and crispy and this is easy on the grill but if you are stuck indoors you can either pan fry the wrapped chicken and then place it in the oven or you can cook it in the oven and then turn the oven up to broil. No matter how you do it this bacon wrapped guacamole stuffed chicken is sure to be the talk of the town!

Gluten-free Recipes

Gluten-free Recipes

One of the most commonly requested features on Closet Cooking these days has been gluten-free recipes and an easy way of accessing them. As it turns out, I have quite a few recipes that are gluten-free, more than 700, and there are even more that can easily be made gluten-free! I have spent the last few weeks labelling/tagging/categorizing and pinning all of my gluten-free recipes so that they can be more easily found and used! While I was going through all of the gluten-free recipes I took the opportunity to roundup the 50 most popular ones, which you can find below, and it is a tasty collection recipes! That's enough rambling, on to the gluten free recipes!

You can access the gluten-free recipes by:

With full photos by published date:
All Gluten-free Recipes
Gluten-free Mains
Gluten-free Sides
Gluten-free Appetizers
Gluten-free Breakfasts
Gluten-free Salads
Gluten-free Soups

Alphabetically by name: Gluten-free Recipes

Gluten-free Recipes Pinboard

Bacon Cheeseburger Omelette

Bacon Cheeseburger Omelette
When I made the bacon cheeseburger salad the other day I made sure to make extra burger seasoned ground beef to use the next morning in these bacon cheeseburger omelettes! Yes, that's right, all of the flavours of bacon cheeseburger in an omelette for breakfast! These omelettes are stuffed with burger seasoned ground beef and burger topping such as lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and lets not forget that bacon, which goes perfectly with eggs! I worked the cheese in be topping the omelette with it after folding , covering the pan and cooking until the cheese melted on top. Don't let the sound of these omelettes deter you, they are truly amazing and so good for breakfast! Make the meat the night before for even less effort in the morning!

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad
Do you love burgers but want something a little lighter? How about a bacon cheeseburger salad with all of the flavours of a bacon cheeseburger in salad form. This salad starts out with ground beef that is seasoned with common burger patty ingredients and condiments including worcestershire sauce, ketchup and mustard. The salad continues with other common burger topping including lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle and of course plenty of cheese and bacon along with a warm bacon vinaigrette! If these aren't your favourite burger toppings, you can easily change the salads ingredients to what you want! This meaty salad sure does eat like a meal and it's perfect for for salad for dinner especially if you are a fan of bacon cheeseburgers!

Updated (July 22, 2015): This is one of my favourite salads and since I was making it again the other day I figured that I would take the opportunity to update the photos!

Grilled BBQ Chicken, Zucchini and Corn Quinoa Salad

Grilled BBQ Chicken, Zucchini and Corn Quinoa Salad
Today I have another summer salad for you that is perfect for outdoor cooking, a grilled BBQ chicken, zucchini and corn quinoa salad! This warm salad is super easy to make and most of it, the chicken, zucchini and corn, is cooked on the grill/bbq so the only other thing that you need to do is cook the quinoa and that can be done ahead of time! Crumbled feta, green onions and cilantro finish the salad off along with extra BBQ sauce as the 'dressing'. If you are looking for a hearty summer salad that eats like a meal and can be cooked outdoors, in 30 minutes or less, then this grilled BBQ chicken, zucchini and corn quinoa salad is what you are looking for!

Summer Salads Cookbook

Summer Salads eCookbook
I am very pleased to announce the release of my latest eCookbook: Summer Salads!

Salads truly are amazing! I like a lot of different kinds of foods but the one thing that I probably eat the most is salads whether as a side dish for a larger meal or as a meal by themselves. Salads are very versatile, they can be lettuce based, potato based, pasta based, grain based, meat based, etc., they can be served as either a side dish or a main course and they can be as simple or complex as you want. I especially enjoy salads during the summer when there is plenty of fresh vegetables, fruits and berries around and very often after a long hot day a salad makes for a perfect light meal! In addition to tasty ingredients most great salads have a dressing and I see the dressing as a way to turn a great salad into a truly amazing salad! I spend many an hour during the sumer dreaming up tasty new salads and this book contains a few of my favourites along with plenty of tasty dressings and extras to go with them.

It seems that you enjoy salads as well as they are some of the most popular recipes on Closet Cooking so I decided to create a cookbook with them. The Summer Salads cookbook contains 25 salad recipes including some of your favourite salads from Closet Cooking, some of my favourite salads and a few completely new ones along with plenty tasty dressing recipes, recipes for grilled meats and even more! (The Summer Salads cookbook is in a format that can be viewed on any computer, smart phone or tablet and the recipes can easily be printed.)

BBQ Chicken COBB Salad with Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing

BBQ Chicken COBB Salad with Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing
It's time for another salad and boy do I have a tasty one for you, a BBQ chicken COBB salad with cilantro lime ranch dressing! This salad is a southwestern twist on the classic COBB salad which uses BBQ chicken instead of plain chicken, adds corn and black beans to the regular lineup of tomato, bacon, egg and avocado, replaces the blue cheese with feta and the red wine vinaigrette with a tasty cilantro lime ranch dressing! This is definitely a salad that eats like a meal and given that it takes less than 30 minutes to make, it's perfect for light summer dinners! If it's a nice day head outside and grill the chicken and corn and enjoy the salad under the sunny blue sky! ...um, are you still reading this? Hop to it! This salad is just screaming to be made right now!