Friday, 30 September 2022

Chicken Gyros Salad with Greek Yoghurt Dressing

I love this quick chicken salad that's reminiscent of a Greek chicken gyros sandwich (or a chicken souvlaki sandwich). Leftover chicken can be used here and the chicken can be served on a bed of lettuce and tomatoes, or for a more substantial salad, the lettuce and tomatoes can rest on warm pita bread and then the roast chicken slices can be added on top of the vegetables. 

For the dressing:

1/2 cup Greek yoghurt

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon vinegar

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon honey

Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all of the above and mix to make a dressing.

For the salad:

1 roasted chicken breast, sliced

1 English cucumber, peeled and sliced

 1 or 2 scallions, chopped

1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped

1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley

1 tbsp. fresh mint, chopped 

Salt and pepper to taste

Romaine lettuce, cut into small pieces

A sliced tomato

To assemble:

Combine the chicken, cucumber, scallion, and herbs. Season with salt and pepper. Add the dressing, mix gently, and allow the flavours to meld by placing the chicken mixture in the refrigerator for about an hour. 

Serve on top of chopped lettuce and tomato slices. 

If calories aren't an issue, serve on top of pita bread that's topped with lettuce and tomatoes. The pita bread can be warmed in a non-stick skillet that has just a hint of olive oil spread on it.