Mediterranean Chicken Salad Pitas

Greek yogurt makes this chicken salad creamy but without mayo!  Serve with fresh fruit, such as watermelon, on the side.  Makes 6 servings.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 cup chopped bell pepper (red, orange, yellow)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pitted green olives (optional)
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 6 (6-inch) whole-wheat pitas, cut in half
  • 12 lettuce leaves
  • 6 slices tomato, cut in half

What you’ll do:

  • Combine the yogurt, lemon juice, cumin and crushed red pepper in a bowl; set aside.
  • Combine the chicken, bell pepper, olives, red onion, cilantro and chickpeas in a large bowl.
  • Add the yogurt mixture to the chicken mixture; toss to coat.
  • Add 1 piece of lettuce and 1 tomato half to each pita half.
  • Add 1/2 cup chicken salad to each pita half and serve.

Recipe and image from Cooking Light.

So what are you waiting for…Get dinner on the table!



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