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This is one of my favorite meals. It is so easy to cook and tastes delicious. Placed on top of a salad with olives, feta cheese and crunchy veggies it is the perfect dinner salad for summer! If you are not a chicken lover this dish is perfect with Lamb – that is the way I am cooking it for my upcoming Mediterranean Medley Class. However, this week we seemed to have an over abundance of chicken so I made it this way. Serve with grilled pita bread and you have a wonderful, healthy meal! If you want to be a bit naughty, it tastes wonderful with home made baked oven fries (in addition to the pita of course!!!)! I also served it with the leftover
Baba Ganoush and some Hummus we had!

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INGREDIENTS:

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3 Lbs of chicken or lamb meat
1 Tbs coriander
1 Tbs cumin
1 Tbs sumac
salt and pepper to taste
juice of 1 lemon
1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil

1 bag of romaine hearts
1 cup feta cheese
4 Roma tomatoes sliced
½ cucumber
½ cup Kalamata olives
½ red onion

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1 cup greek style yogurt
juice from 1 lemon
2 cloved garlic crushed
2/3 cup cucumber , peeled, seeded and diced
1 Tbs of extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbs fresh mint
1 Tbs fresh dill
sea salt to taste

4 greek style pita breads
extra virgin olive oil
dried oregano
dried thyme

METHOD:

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Drizzle meat with olive oil and lemon juice. In a large bowl, place lamb or chicken, coriander, cumin, sumac, salt, pepper into a bowl and coat meat with spices. Set in fridge until time to grill.

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Mix all Tzatziki dressing ingredients together in food processor and whirl until creamy and smooth.

Brush each pita round with olive oil and sprinkle with oregano and thyme. Set aside.

Place meat on grill and grill on each side for about 4-5 minutes or until cooked through. For the last 2 minutes, place pitas on the grill and grill until they get grill marks. Cut each pita round into 4 triangles. Cut meat into strips against the grain to keep it tender or leave chicken breasts whole if you prefer- that is what is did this time.

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Mix all salad ingredients in a large bowl, placing the meat on top. Drizzle Tzatziki dressing on top of the salad. Keep the remainder in a bowl so people can serve themselves more if desired.

Serves 6 as a main meal.