A Bank Holiday in the UK often (like today) = a bit grey and cloudy.
So, nothing for it but to cook up THE most sunshine-y lunch I can think of right now - and that's an easy, delicious chicken souvlaki, with Greek salad.
And rose. Pink wine just says SUMMER!
For two, I used one big chicken breast, cut into small cubes and put in a bowl to marinate for 30 minutes or so with:
the juice of 2 lemons
and the zest of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
then I used a teaspoon of this lovely salt with lemon and thyme, but you could use 1/2 teaspoon each salt and thyme
While the chicken marinates, make an easy Greek salad.
1/2 red onion, sliced as thinly as possible
2 tomatoes (on the vine - you want the sweetest tomato-est tomatoes you can find), cored and cut into chunks
a piece of cucumber (I took off most of the skin as it was quite tough), cut into chunks
a few very thin slices of green pepper
some black olives
1 teaspoon each of red wine vinegar and olive oil (no need to mix first)
a good squeeze of lemon juice
some salt and black pepper
.. and then I tossed it all together using my (clean) hands to make sure it was all combined
As I'm making this lunch while on my Tiniest Thai weight-loss diet I didn't put a big slab of feta on the top (I'm a bit addicted to feta) and just crumbled a little to make it go further - and sprinkled it with a little more dried oregano.
Again, if I weren't on a diet, we might have had some nice hot toasted pitta bread too but ... I can't be trusted not to eat the rest of it once it's got in the house!
Once the chicken's marinated, thread it onto wooden or metal skewers and cook. I cooked mine on the hot griddle, adding the rest of marinade over the chicken, but you could also cook it under the grill or fry in a pan.
I cooked mine for probably 4 minutes each side, turning now and then, and checking it was cooked thoroughly before serving.
Serve with the salad, pitta bread if you're having it and some lemon on the side to squeeze over.
And if you, like me, like a glass of rose when you're pretending it's summer, have one (or two) of those too!
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