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Greek Quinoa Salad

This greek quinoa salad is filled with flavor, healthy ingredients and tons of protein without any meat, and it’s gluten free!

Gluten Free Greek Quinoa Salad

While I draw inspiration from many places when developing new recipes for the blog, one of my go-to stops is the “most popular” and “most pinned” recipes on WhitneyBond.com.

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Greek Chicken Salad Sandwich

Greek Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe

Round two of my Mezzetta “Make That Sandwich” Contest series of delicious, creative sandwich recipes is this incredibly flavorful Greek Chicken Salad Sandwich.

Greek Chicken Salad Pita Sandwich

When I think Mezzetta, my first thought is “olives and peppers”, which makes me think of Italian and Greek food.  Since I already went Italian in my Grilled Portobello Caprese Sandwich, I decided to “Go Greek” with this one!

Greek Chicken Pitas

For this recipe you can whip up the chicken salad in a jiffy and toss it in the fridge.  Use it throughout the week to fill up your pita bread for a delicious sandwich that will keep you counting down the minutes until lunch every day!

Greek Chicken Salad Sandwich Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chicken breasts (boneless, skinless, cooked and shredded*)
  • ¼ cup Mezzetta Garlic Stuffed Olives (chopped)
  • ¼ cup cucumber (chopped)
  • ½ cup grape tomatoes (quartered)
  • ½ cup Mezzetta Roasted Bell Peppers (chopped)
  • ½ cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp Mezzetta Crushed Garlic
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 lemons (1 juiced – 1 sliced in wedges)
  • 4 slices pita bread
  • ½ cup feta cheese

*If you do not have cooked and shredded chicken ready to use, simply boil 1 lb. of chicken, drain and shred.

Prepare the salad by combining the shredded chicken, olives, cucumbers, grape tomatoes and bell peppers in a large bowl.

Greek Chicken Salad Recipe

In a small bowl, mix together the greek yogurt, crushed garlic, oregano, black pepper and 1 lemon juiced.

Greek Chicken Salad Dressing Recipe

Pour the dressing over the chicken salad.

Greek Chicken Salad Recipe

Toss well.

Greek Chicken Salad Recipe

Slice the pita bread in half, spoon the chicken salad into the pita and top with the feta cheese.

Greek Chicken Salad Pita Sandwich

Serve each pita sandwich with a lemon wedge. This is very important. I repeat, this is very important! That little extra lemon juice squeezed over the top really pulls all of the flavors together and gives it a nice citrus kick, this is definitely a must-have for this sandwich!

Greek Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe

♣ Vegetarian Option: Substitute shredded tofu for shredded chicken to make this recipe vegetarian.

♦ Gluten Free Option: Substitute gluten free pita bread to make this recipe gluten free.

Greek Chicken Salad Sandwich

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 sandwiches

Greek Chicken Salad Sandwich

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chicken breasts (boneless, skinless, cooked and shredded)
  • ¼ cup Mezzetta Garlic Stuffed Olives (chopped)
  • ¼ cup cucumber (chopped)
  • ½ cup grape tomatoes (quartered)
  • ½ cup Mezzetta Roasted Bell Peppers (chopped)
  • ½ cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp Mezzetta Crushed Garlic
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 lemons (1 juiced – 1 sliced in wedges)
  • 4 slices pita bread
  • ½ cup feta cheese

Instructions

  1. Combine the shredded chicken, olives, cucumbers, grape tomatoes and bell peppers in a large mixing bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the greek yogurt, crushed garlic, oregano, black pepper and 1 lemon, juiced.
  3. Pour the dressing over the chicken salad.
  4. Toss well.
  5. Slice the pita bread in half, spoon the chicken salad into the pita and top with the feta cheese.
  6. Serve each pita sandwich with a lemon wedge for squeezing on top.
http://whitneybond.com/2013/07/18/greek-chicken-salad-sandwich/

Cucumber Prosciutto Greek Salad

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Since November, I’ve been looking for a way to incorporate this fun new kitchen gadget into a recipe!

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I first saw this amazing piece of kitchen machinery on Pinterest and thought “oh, I need one!”

A little Googling and $5 later, this baby was all mine!  Problem was, it was being shipped from Shanghai and “free shipping” on Amazon from Shanghai means 30 day shipping times!  No worries, I wasn’t in a rush, this was definitely a “for-the-fun-of-it” purchase rather than a “for-the-necessity-of-it” purchase!

So fast forward to yesterday and my decision to make a delicious Greek salad using my “Shanghai Slicer” (as I’ve lovingly named it).  You can imagine the excitement that has built up over the last two months, then this happened…

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You have got to be kidding me!  I then cursed myself for approximately 7 minutes over why I felt the need to buy the largest cucumber in the store, then proceeded by slicing the cucumber in half… and this happened!

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One. Big. Mushy. Mess.  In the words of Elf, “Son of a Nutcracker!”

Bound and determined to find something in my kitchen that I could turn into dainty little Shanghai spirals, I grabbed a small red potato… and this happened!

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Now that’s what I’m talking about people!  Too bad I was making a Greek salad, whomp whomp!

But don’t you worry, I placed my one little spiraled potato on a baking sheet and into the oven with a drizzle of olive oil and a dash of kosher salt to test for future posts.  They came out like little spiral chips of heaven!

It reminded me of those Potato Twister things you get at the fair. Aww fair food, the one day of the year where I eat fried food until my pants bust, regret it for a week, then forget about it a year later and do it all over again!

I digress. Back to that Greek Salad recipe you’re all here for! Never fear, it still happened, even without the use of the “Shanghai Slicer”, fortunately my awesome brother gifted me a new mandolin for Christmas (the kitchen instrument, not the musical instrument, I had some confused friends when  I told them I loved using my new mandolin in the kitchen, haha.)

I used the mandolin to thinly slice the cucumber into delicate ribbons and tossed it with thinly sliced prosciutto, feta and veggies for this delicious salad!

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Ingredients

  • 1 large cucumber (thinly sliced)
  • ½ red pepper (thinly sliced)
  • ½ red onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tomato (diced)
  • 1 oz prosciutto (thinly sliced)
  • ¼ cup feta cheese (crumbled)

Greek Vinaigrette Dressing

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil (chopped)
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp kosher salt

Begin by thinly slicing the cucumber. As mentioned above, a kitchen mandolin works great for this!

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I then also used my mandolin to slice the red pepper and onion.

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Next, add the tomatoes and prosciutto.

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Toss well then top with the feta cheese.

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Next, prepare the dressing by whisking all of the ingredients together in a small bowl.

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Pour on top of the salad.

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And dig in!

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Probably the lightest, most delicate salad I’ve ever eaten, yet still packs so much flavor!

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This salad would be perfect as a side dish or appetizer with Moussaka!

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Switch up your salad today with this delicious, new Greek favorite!

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♣ Vegetarian Option: Omit prosciutto to make this recipe vegetarian.

♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free.

Cucumber Prosciutto Greek Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Serving Size: 4

Cucumber Prosciutto Greek Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 large cucumber (thinly sliced)
  • ½ red pepper (thinly sliced)
  • ½ red onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tomato (diced)
  • 1 oz prosciutto (thinly sliced)
  • ¼ cup feta cheese (crumbled)
  • Greek Vinaigrette Dressing
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil (chopped)
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Begin by thinly slicing the cucumber, red pepper, and onion.
  2. Next, add the tomatoes and prosciutto.
  3. Toss well then top with the feta cheese.
  4. Next, prepare the dressing by whisking all of the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  5. Pour on top of the salad.
http://whitneybond.com/2013/01/15/whats-for-lunch-cucumber-prosciutto-greek-salad/