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Easy Chicken Tzaziki Salad

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The creamy Tzaziki dressing on this salad is literally non-fat and oh-so fresh and flavorful. I make this salad almost once a week because the ingredients are always in my fridge and it is one of Miles’ favorite meals.

Tzaziki Dressing

  • juice 1/2 small lemon
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbs dried dill (you can use fresh if you want)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp garlic, about 2 medium cloves (grated on a zester)
  • 3 inches english cucumber (skin on) grated on a zester (will be juicy)
  • 2 cups non fat  plain greek yogurt

Whisk together ingredients and refrigerate for at least 1 hour so flavors have time to meld.

*I have tried doing this in the food processor instead of zesting all ingredients separately, but it doesn’t turn out the same (just FYI).

Lemon Chicken Skewers

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For marinade:

  • Zest 1 large lemon (or 2 small)
  • 2 large garlic cloves zested
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/2 fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

Combine above ingredients and add 2 inch cubes of chicken (I used 4 fairly large breasts), and let marinade for about 1 hour.

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Skewer and then grill over high heat for 4 mins and then turn over and grill for 2 or 3 more minutes.

The chicken and tzaziki are delicious over a bed of  Romaine (for crunch and it holds up to a heavier dressing), grated carrot, tomatoes, red onion,  cucumbers and Feta cheese. This is also very delicious in a Pita!

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Author: The SEA SALT

Cooking and surfing in Southern California

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