We pile our favorite gyro fixin’s (plus quinoa) into bowls. Our local gyro guy has a cool, spicy sauce that transforms his sandwiches. It’s a must here, too. —Leah Lyon, Ada, Oklahoma
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- 1-1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons water, divided
- 3/4 cup quinoa, rinsed
- 2 tablespoons reduced-fat plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon reduced-fat mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha Asian hot chili sauce
- 1/4 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
- 1 medium cucumber, seeded and diced
- 3/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3/4 teaspoon Greek seasoning
- 1 package (6 ounces) ready-to-use grilled chicken breast strips
- 1 medium tomato, finely chopped
- In a small saucepan, bring 1-1/2 cups water to a boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed, 12-15 minutes.
- For dressing, place remaining water, yogurt, mayonnaise, chili sauce and cheese in a small food processor or blender. Cover; process until blended.
- In a fine-mesh strainer, rinse cooked quinoa with cold water; drain well. In a bowl, toss quinoa with cucumber, parsley, green onions, oil, lemon juice and Greek seasoning. Serve with chicken; top with dressing and tomato mixture. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Quinoa Salad in Simple & Delicious June/July 2017
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
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