Saturday, March 19, 2011

Grilled Chicken Pitas with Yogurt, Cucumber and Dill ~ Saturday's Lunch

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For today's post (for the most part) I'll let the photos tell the story.

Saturday's Lunch...

We marinated sliced chicken breast in a bit of olive oil, 2 cloves diced garlic, salt, pepper and dill. (Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are delicious in this too, but not always easy to find...)

We grilled the chicken until cooked through - slightly blackened - but juicy...(about 10 minutes)

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OK, side note...these tulips are ten days old! Still so beautiful...  Someone once told me putting a shiny penny in their water makes them last longer and keeps them from wilting...I do it every time!

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A regular cucumber...peeled... and then seeds scooped out of its center. Dice.

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Fresh, crisp Iceberg lettuce...

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While everyone here gets acquainted, go help yourself to a nice glass of wine...

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Then chop some fresh dill...

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Assemble on a plate so people can help themselves...

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A freshly cut Meyer Lemon...glistens like gold...

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Greek yogurt with cucumber, dill, Meyer lemon juice and a bit of salt and pepper...

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All mixed together...

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Some grilled pita bread, olive tapenade and perhaps a few friends...

and lunch is served...

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23 comments:

Clint said...

Wooo Hooo! Lookin' might fine. Makes me wanna wash it down with a Sam or two. Not sure what kind of dressing to use on those tulips, but the are purdy.

Great post, as always.

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

And to think I was wondering what's for lunch today! I'm coming to your house, it looks amazing!! I love the shot of the meyer lemon, its beautiful. I'm so glad you have a working computer again! :)

Pegasuslegend said...

Beautifully done~ I just made homemade pita bread and love the chicken here... we just planted our first meyer lemon tree and key lime cant wait to get some~ gorgeous photo's

Gabrielle said...

I just ate my weight in vinegar potato chips. You post makes me feel shame.

Marc van der Wouw said...

Nice job...super lunch...

nancy@skinnykitchen.com said...

What a delicious looking lunch. I want some...

Jennifurla said...

the pictures most certainly told the story, a deslish one.

Pam said...

Your photos always amaze me---they're perfect!!! What a great lunch. I want it done your way! Those tulips are gorgeous, love the color of them. Hope you're having a great weekend!

Edible Art said...

your photos are lovely, and your pita sandwiches look so fresh and flavorful !
it looks great, and it seems like the perfect pic-nic food,
ahhhh~ spring, puts me in an outdoorsy mood (:

baking.serendipity said...

Your lunch looks delicious and those flowers are gorgeous! I can never get flowers to last that long...jealous! :)

Katerina said...

This is totally Greek! I love the flavors and it might as well be a meal we enjoy here. It looks delicious!

Cooking Gallery said...

Wow, what a great lunch, looks super delicious!! I wish you a lovely weekend :).

Joanne said...

This is an excellent lunch. I've really been in the mood for greek food lately, and this would totally hit the spot.

Mary said...

What a gorgeous lunch. It looks and sounds delicious and I'd welcome a seat at your table. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

laurie said...

I want to live at your house! Such fantastic food!

Erin said...

so did you get the new computer? this is so yummy looking! I am afraid to even tell you what I had for lunch :(

The Food Hound said...

Wow, this is your lunch on a Saturday?? I'm impressed! We usually do lunch out as a treat on Saturdays, or we do like we do on Sunday, which is brunch and dinner only. We hounds are creatures of habit :) Anything with tzatziki rocks my world :) I see you are enjoying your new computer!!

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

wow this looks so good thats a fab lunch

Jenn said...

Now that looks like the perfect weekend lunch. Ok, ok, honestly, it looks like the perfect anytime lunch! YUM!

Nuts about food said...

Your photos are beautiful! And surprise, surprise tulips are one of my favorite flowers! And the color of the lemons...

snacktive said...

This is awesome! I love how you put the toppings on the white tray. Sometimes simple grilled chicken is the best!

Bo said...

Invite me over one Saturday!

Magic of Spice said...

What a gorgeous lunch! Love the tip about the penny, never heard that and will have to try it :)