May 21, 2010

Greek-Style Wrap

Greek-Style Wrap

It’s been such a hectic week with J-man off to school. Confession booth open? I feel kinda lost—I miss him a lot and the house is so empty and quiet. I guess that’s to be expected after being at home with him for fours years straight, right? But he’s having a wonderful time and that’s all that really matters.

Somehow I have to find a whole new rhythm—a new lifestyle if you will—and work around school and lunch hours, not to mention the many trips to either drop him off or pick him up. He’s bushed when he gets home and dinner had to be fast and simple this past week.


We pulled through. Mainly with the help of fast, easy but really tasty recipes. Like this one: a Greek-style wrap. It’s simple, fast but really good. Use some left-over chicken, fresh veggies, lettuce and of course Tzatziki.

Ingredients:

tzatziki
chicken
1/2 red onion
iceberg lettuce
black olives
feta
wraps

Directions:

You’ll need tzatziki. Man, this is the best sauce ever. Especially in a wrap or served with French fries. Yum. Here’s the recipe.
Greek-Style Wrap

I cooked one more boneless chicken breast last night and tossed it in the fridge. Grilled would have been fine as well. Slice it in thin strips.
Greek-Style Wrap

Thinly slice the red onion and the feta cheese. Or just crumble the cheese with your fingers.
Greek-Style Wrap

You’ll need a little extra crunch in your wrap. So turn a piece of crispy iceberg lettuce into thin strips.
Greek-Style Wrap

And chop up a handful of black olives.
Greek-Style Wrap

You can make the Greek wraps yourself, but remember I was strapped for time, so I went for store-bought wraps.
Greek-Style Wrap

Spread some tzatziki all over the wrap, top with the lettuce, chicken strips, red onion, feta, olives and roll it up.
Greek-Style Wrap

Paragalo, here’s my wrap. This really is my kinda food: strong but pure flavors, fast but incredibly fulfilling. Eat as is for lunch, or serve with roasted lemon potatoes for dinner.
Greek-Style Wrap

Greek-Style Wrap
Ingredients
  • tzatziki
    chicken
    1/2 red onion
    iceberg lettuce
    black olives
    feta
    wraps
Directions
  1. Slice a grilled or sauteed piece of chicken in thin strips. Thinly slice the red onion in half-rings and slice the iceberg lettuce in thin strips as well. Chop up the olives and crumblel or cube the feta. Spread some tzaziki overe the wrap and top with the lettuce, chicken, onion, feta, olives and roll it up.
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    17 Comments »

    1. 1

      That is simply quick and delicious !!

      Pearl on May 21, 2010 @ 1:30 pm Reply
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      Yum Kay!! I love Greek food.  I have a friend who married a Greek man and she taught me lots of delicious recipes.  Tzatziki is great all year long, but it is especially so good in the summer…so cooling!!

      Andilynn on May 21, 2010 @ 2:05 pm Reply
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      Wow, this looks great.  I didn’t realize he was at school all day now; that’s a long day for a four year old.  Most of our kindergartens here are only 1/2 day, (even though some teachers think all day would be better for the kids,) and our kids have to be 5 when they start kindergarten.   I can imagine how you’re missing him, hang in there!

      Kalynskitchen on May 21, 2010 @ 2:32 pm Reply
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      @Kalyn:

      he goes to school from 8:30am until noon, then I pick him up and take him home for lunch and then he’s off to school again from 1pm ’til 3pm.  On Wednesday and Friday afternoon he’s off. So not too shabby, but a huge difference for him (and me:).

      Kay on May 21, 2010 @ 2:40 pm Reply
    5. 5

      Here in Georgia we have pre-kindergarten for kids starting at 4 years old and they go all day from 8:00 – 3:00. They have transportation from home to school and lunch at school so no trips back and forth for Mom or Dad!

      I totally agree, Kay, on the strong and pure flavors. I don’t want anything bland on my plate! I want the flavor to really reach out and grab me so this combination looks perfect! Love that tzatziki. It’s one of my favorites.

      Lana @ Never Enough Thyme on May 21, 2010 @ 2:51 pm Reply
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      @Lana:

      We don’t have the school bus thing here. But then again, we don’t need it either :)

      Kay on May 21, 2010 @ 3:05 pm Reply
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      Big adjustment.
      Once you get into your routine it won’t be so hard.
      The best tip I got….. Ever so often, take the time he’s at school and pamper yourself. Do something you normally wouldn’t do but make it special for YOU.
      We nurturers need to do for ourselves too! And everyone knows that a happy mommy is a happy household ;-)
      Thanks for the recipe, I’m all about fast, easy and tasty!

      Teri on May 21, 2010 @ 3:26 pm Reply
    8. 8

      Kay, I like the brown material that you use for your first and last pics.  Wonder where you got it?

      Pepy @Indonesia-Eats on May 21, 2010 @ 4:12 pm Reply
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      @pepy:

      That’s simply jute!

      Kay on May 21, 2010 @ 4:17 pm Reply
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      I haven’t had much of an appetite this week, but this looks delicious and just the kind of thing that actually appeals. Simple but good. I think this might be on the menu for tomorrow! Good luck with the adjustment now that he’s gone so much each day. I’m sure it all must feel very strange.

      Alison on May 21, 2010 @ 5:37 pm Reply
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      I made Greek wraps with leftover lamb a few weeks ago. They were delicious, especially with slices of cucumber (as if there isn’t enough in the taziki).  Next time I’ll try it with chicken.

      Deanna on May 22, 2010 @ 3:18 am Reply
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      It’s difficult going through this adjustment period. It will take a little time before you find your rhythm.
      I like the look of this Greek-style wrap, but being Greek I have to go with the original souvlaki ;)
      Tzatziki is made with dill, not mint, but I like your version of it.
      Magda

      my little expat kitchen on May 25, 2010 @ 11:56 am Reply
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      @Magda:

      I’ve had it both with dill and mint, and have to admit I prefer the mint version. Never been a huge fan of dill :)

      Kay on May 25, 2010 @ 12:12 pm Reply
    14. 14

      A great quick meal option!

      My daughter started school in 2008 and it was quite strange at first but a bit easier because I still had my son here. This past Sept. she started full time school and it was so crazy to me to have so many hours alone with my son. Now, he starts school once the summer is over and it has been two months already that I am thinking, “What will I do?” His answer: “You go tot work Mama!”  I think at that point I will have too much time to myself and I will definitely have to look at freelancing even more while they are both out!

      Maria on May 25, 2010 @ 2:38 pm Reply
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      You mention that the wraps can be made at home. Do you have a recipe?

      Nidha on May 26, 2010 @ 6:24 pm Reply
    16. 16

      How do you cook your chicken

      Johara on Sep 7, 2012 @ 1:19 pm Reply
      1. I generally use leftovers so that depends on what I ate the day before. Mostly grilled.

        Kay on Sep 7, 2012 @ 1:20 pm Reply

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