Sorry for the radio silence on the old blog, here. This week has completely escaped me already and I’m not sure it is going to get any better. I promise I will catch up. I may never catch up with meal reviews but I’m sure I’ll catch up with something. That said, we did have Mediterranean chicken pitas on Tuesday night (only one night late), and they were good.
The basics here are a lovely grilled pita, topped with hummus (I used store-bought as directed because I couldn’t bring myself to turn on the oven in order to roast garlic for homemade), then piled with tomatoes, radicchio, green onions, feta, and grilled chicken. I’m not entirely sure how this dish qualifies as a chopped salad. Perhaps the “chopped” in the recipe title refers directly to the chicken? Anyway, this meal could benefit from additional vegetables and I would advise against radicchio if you have small kids or teenagers unless you already know that the kids really, really like it. Maybe it was just our radicchio. Or maybe you should try this recipe with mixed greens that include radicchio. I added cucumber and olives, but you could add all sorts of other goodies as well (peppers, red onion, avocado, etc.).
The other oddity here is that there is no dressing to this salad, only lemon and olive oil. This turns out to be odd only on paper. In execution, it’s quite delicious. Light, fresh, and still flavorful. This is a perfect mid-summer meal – very little prep work, no inside cooking, quick to prepare. Make this on a hot night when you have very little patience for cooking. You can thank me later.