I've decided to pretend it's summer, and least when it comes to this meal preparation. I'm all about eating seasonally, but after weeks of cold, depressing weather I needed something to eat that reminds me of summer. I wish I could say I made the flatbread, but I didn't.
The chicken isn't "grilled", either - just IQF chicken breasts seasoned and pan fried. (I wasn't in the mood to scrape snow off the barbecue. How I wish I had one of those fancy stoves with a built-in grill and griddle.) The best part, I think, is the salad and greek tzatziki sauce. These would also be good with some spinach and feta cheese.
Avocado Cucumber Salad
1/2 English cucumber
1 c. grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 red onion, diced
1 T. fresh tarragon
1 t. grated lemon zest
freshly sqeezed lemon juice (1-2 T.)
1/2 t. kosher salt
pinch cayenne pepper
1 ripe Hass avocado, peeled and diced.
Toss cucumber, tomatoes, onion, tarragon, lemon zest and juice, salt, and cayene pepper in a serving bowl. Toss in avocado. (Note: I didn't have tarragon so I didn't use it. But I did have bacon!)
2 c. thick Greek yogurt
3 to 10 cloves garlic, finely chopped (to taste)
1/2 c. diced or grated cucumber
1 T. olive oil
1 T. lemon juice
salt and pepper, to taste
chopped mint or dill, optional
Oh, and don't forget the sweet potato fries. They go with everything!