The 2012 Summer Olympics kick off tomorrow with the Opening Ceremonies so we’re highlighting food from the birthplace of the Olympics…Greece. Greek food is charactized by fresh ingredients commonly found in the Mediterranean climates. Along with spice blends that include both sweet and savory tones. Gyros are a staple of Greek food and these Chicken Gyros with Fresh Tzatziki are the perfect dish.
We started by grilling the chicken breast after rubbing with Greek Seasoning. This seasoning is a little strange with cinnamon and nutmeg, but when paired with oregano, parsley, onion powder and the other spices, it makes a great flavor combination. We actually use Greek Seasoning on lots of different dishes.
While the chicken was grilling, Doug made the Tzatziki Sauce, beginning with Greek yogurt and adding cucumber, garlic and mint. He followed Shaina’s suggestions, and chopped all the ingredients finely, so that the flavors were married together nicely.
Serving the Chicken Gyros is super easy, just thinly slice fresh tomatoes, red onion and heat up the pita bread.
Greek Food for the Olympics
- Mediterranean Bean Salad from Food for my Family
- Orecchiette Paella with sausage and clams from Kali Orexi
- Braised Cauliflower from Souvlaki For The Soul
Follow our Olympic Food Pinterest Board for more ideas.