Marinated chunks of grilled chicken breast served over a bed of lettuce with feta, fresh diced tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, black olives, red onions, parsley and dill tossed in olive oil and fresh lemon juice.
Last week I got tickets to see the Dr. Oz Show live in the city, talk about a fun day! After, I had lunch with my friend at a Turkish restaurant and I fell in love with their Shepard's salad. They served it with fresh grated feta on the side and fresh lemon, I don't think I'll have feta any other way now. I savored that salad and took notes so I wouldn't forget it.
Today, I fell in love with it all over again.
The fresh flavors of the lemon, a hint of dill, cucumbers, tomatoes with the grilled chicken makes a wonderful main dish salad, perfect for lunch or dinner. If you want to make it more substantial you could serve it in a pita. I went with real feta, I'm not a fan of the chalky taste in reduced fat feta and a little goes a long way.
Photo above served with skinny tzatziki sauce. (Pita not included in nutritional info)
A wonderful high protein, low fat, low carb, low point, gluten-free main dish salad! To make this Paleo-friendly, leave the cheese out,
Mediterranean Chicken Kebab Salad
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1/4th • Points +: 5 pts • Smart Points: 4
Calories: 239.6 • Fat: 7.8 g • Protein: 28.3 g • Carb: 8.9 g • Fiber: 2.5 g • Sugar: 2 g
Sodium: 444 mg (without salt)
- 1 lb skinless boneless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes
For the marinade:
- 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp garlic, crushed
- kosher salt to taste
- fresh ground black pepper to taste
For the salad:
- 1 1/4 cups cucumber, peeled
- 1 1/4 cups diced tomato
- 1/4 cup diced bell pepper
- 2 tbsp red onion, diced
- 1/4 cup black olives
- 1 1/2 tsp vinegar
- 1 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp fresh dillweed
- 1 tsp fresh parsley
- 1/8 tsp dried oregano
- salt and black pepper to taste
- 4 cups shredded lettuce
- 1/2 cup feta cheese, grated (omit for paleo)
- lemon wedges for serving
Marinate the chicken at least 2-3 hours or overnight. If using wooden skewers, soak in water at least 30 minutes if grilling outdoors.
Combine the first 12 salad ingredients (cucumbers through salt and black pepper, not the lettuce) and set aside in the refrigerator to let the flavors set.
Thread chicken on 4 skewers and cook on a hot grill (indoor or outdoor grill) until chicken is cooked though, about 10-12 minutes.
Divide lettuce between four plates, top with tomato-cucumber salad, fresh grated feta cheese and grilled chicken. Serve with lemon wedges.