A Healthy Greek Pita

Jul 6, 2012 by

I’ve been looking to create a little healthier items in my cooking lately as sometimes the things I make, while super tasty, aren’t always the best for you. So I set out to make a nice light healthy greek pita, and it turned out awesome.

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This is a very easy recipe that I modified from this one that can be made very quickly for a nice light weekday lunch or dinner.  Here’s what you’ll need to make it.

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There are just a couple parts to this recipe, the marinade, the chicken and the tomato cucumber topping.

For the marinade you will need:

  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 2 tsp lemon juice and 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced up
  • 2 tsp hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • pinch of salt
And here’s how you make it

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In a bowl add the 1/2 cup yogurt

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then add 2 teaspoons of honey

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add 2 teaspoons of lemon juice

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and 2 teaspoons of lemon zest

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add 2 teaspoons of hot sauce.  I just used Tapatio

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add 1 teaspoon dried oregano

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add 1/2 teaspoon cumin, and then mix it all up.  Pour it all in a large zip lock bag, add your chicken and throw it in the fridge for an hour or so.  For this recipe I used chicken thighs.  While the chicken is marinating, lets make the rest.

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For the tomato cucumber topping grab a tomato and yes, you guessed it, a cucumber and chop them up like so

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throw them in a bowl with some garlic

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add some dill, about a teaspoon or so

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and finally drizzle with olive oil.  I did this in a tupperware container so I could put the lid on and shake it up to mix all the flavors together.

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Ok, with that made its time to cook up the chicken.  I opted to just throw them on the grill, which turned out really tasty.

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The marinade for this is awesome and can be used with a great number of things.  When the chicken is done, simply cut it up, stuff it in a pita and throw on the tomato cucumber mix on top.

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very simple, very tasty, very healthy.

enjoy…

Ben…

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