A Healthy Greek Pita
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.
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.
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
In a bowl add the 1/2 cup yogurt
then add 2 teaspoons of honey
add 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
and 2 teaspoons of lemon zest
add 2 teaspoons of hot sauce. I just used Tapatio
add 1 teaspoon dried oregano
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.
For the tomato cucumber topping grab a tomato and yes, you guessed it, a cucumber and chop them up like so
throw them in a bowl with some garlic
add some dill, about a teaspoon or so
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.
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.
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.
very simple, very tasty, very healthy.