Let’s Cook Greek Tonight

Do you like Greek food? Where you live you are probably getting into fall weather, but here in the desert we are just beginning to emerge to the outdoors.

This is my recipe for Souvlaki. It’s very easy. You can make it with beef, lamb or chicken. It is healthy and won’t hurt your diet.


First you have to marinate the chicken (in the fridge) for a few hours:

In a zip bag:
boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into chunks
2 TBS olive oil
2 TBS white wine
juice of one lemon
fresh or dried oregano
Greek seasoning
finely chopped garlic, as much or as little as you like

Meanwhile, make the tzatziki:
Greek yogurt (plain, low-fat—Voskos is a good brand)
1 cucumber- peeled, seeded and shredded, and the water squeezed out
1 clove garlic, very finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
a little drizzle of olive oil

For the salad:
Romaine lettuce
red onion, thinly sliced
Greek olives
Feta cheese crumbles
tomatoes, chopped
green pepper, thinly sliced (we can’t tolerate them so they were omitted)

I dressed the salad with a little fresh lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper. That’s all.

Grill the chicken, pile on the salad, and serve with the tzatziki and pita bread. I brush the pita with olive oil and grill it with the chicken. Serve with a crisp, dry chardonnay. Clos de Bois is a good choice.

Shopping list: BS chicken, olive oil, white wine, Greek (or kalamata) olives, oregano, Greek seasoning, pita bread, Greek yogurt, Feta cheese, garlic, 1 cucumber, 1 lemon, red onion, Romaine lettuce, Roma tomato, green bell pepper.



  1. Yum, that looks really good! I love the cucumber sauce.. I get it on gyros when we get them. This looks good, and will be easy on the diet like you said.

  2. Does it have any taste without the cucumbers? Just can't tolerate the taste or the smell.....I agree about the green peppers also. Otherwise it looks yummy and we would be happy to come over .............we'll bring the wine...think we have some chilling.

  3. I'd be happy to bring wine, too! This looks (and sounds) so good!

  4. Ooooo, YUM! Looks like this needs to be made this weekend!

  5. Sounds quite good and doable. I am on deck for Saturday's dinner so maybe I can adapt this to the profusion of basil, zuchs, and toms in my garden. Thinkin', thinkin'...

  6. Mmmm...your post made me hungry--even though I already had dinner. It looks like a great late summer recipe.


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