Salmon or Chicken Kebabs with Creamy Tzatziki Sauce

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Salmon or Chicken Kebabs with Creamy Tzatziki Sauce

Simple Cooking with Heart offers this Mediterranean recipe is an easy yet super flavorful way to get more fish into your day.

Nutrition Facts

Salmon or Chicken Kebabs with Creamy Tzatziki Sauce

CaloriesCalories

240 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

30g Per Serving

FiberFiber

1g Per Serving

Cost Per ServingCost Per Serving

$4.04
×
Calories 240
Total Fat 10.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.0 g
Cholesterol 53 mg
Sodium 112 mg
Total Carbohydrate 7 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 5 g
Protein 30 g

Dietary Exchanges
3 lean meat, 1 starch

Ingredients

Servings  4  

Creamy Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 cup fat-free, plain Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 tsp. fresh, or, jarred lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. fresh, coarsely chopped dill (or ¼ teaspoon dried )
  • 1 tsp. fresh oregano (finely chopped) OR
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/3 cup cucumber (1/2 cucumber), diced
  • 1/4 tsp. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper

Salmon or Chicken Kebabs

  • 1 lb. salmon (skinless, cut into 1-inch cubes, all visible fat discarded) OR
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast (all visible fat discarded, cut into 1-inch cubes)
  • 4 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh oregano OR
  • 1/4 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 clove fresh garlic (minced) OR
  • 1/2 tsp. jarred, minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. fresh or jarred lemon juice (half of a lemon)
  • 1/4 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 small bell pepper (any color), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small red onion (cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 2 cup mushrooms (halved)
  • 8 wooden skewers
  • aluminum foil

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

  1. Whisk together 2 teaspoons olive oil, oregano, garlic, lemon juice and zest. Add salmon or chicken and let marinate for about 10 minutes.
  2. To make tzatziki sauce, stir together yogurt, lemon juice and zest, dill, oregano, cucumber, honey and pepper.
  3. Toss vegetables in remaining olive oil and assemble each skewer with 3 pieces of salmon, alternating between vegetables.
  4. Heat grill-pan or sauté pan. Over medium heat, add skewers to pan, cover loosely with foil. You may have to cook in two batches of 4 skewers. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side.
  5. Serve immediately with a dollop of tzatziki sauce.

Cooking Tip:  If using wooden skewers be sure to soak the skewers in cold water for about 30 minutes prior to grilling to make sure they don’t burn.

Tip: Double the chicken and use the left-overs to make Zippy Southwest Chicken Fajita Salad.

Tip:  Assembling skewers and making tzatziki sauce are safe and fun steps to involve kids in the cooking process.

 

Simple Cooking with Heart offers this Mediterranean recipe is an easy yet super flavorful way to get more fish into your day.

Nutrition Facts

Salmon or Chicken Kebabs with Creamy Tzatziki Sauce

CaloriesCalories

240 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

30g Per Serving

FiberFiber

1g Per Serving

Cost Per ServingCost Per Serving

$4.04
×
Calories 240
Total Fat 10.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.0 g
Cholesterol 53 mg
Sodium 112 mg
Total Carbohydrate 7 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 5 g
Protein 30 g

Dietary Exchanges
3 lean meat, 1 starch

Ingredients

Servings  4  

Creamy Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 cup fat-free, plain Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 tsp. fresh, or, jarred lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. fresh, coarsely chopped dill (or ¼ teaspoon dried )
  • 1 tsp. fresh oregano (finely chopped) OR
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/3 cup cucumber (1/2 cucumber), diced
  • 1/4 tsp. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper

Salmon or Chicken Kebabs

  • 1 lb. salmon (skinless, cut into 1-inch cubes, all visible fat discarded) OR
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast (all visible fat discarded, cut into 1-inch cubes)
  • 4 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh oregano OR
  • 1/4 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 clove fresh garlic (minced) OR
  • 1/2 tsp. jarred, minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. fresh or jarred lemon juice (half of a lemon)
  • 1/4 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 small bell pepper (any color), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small red onion (cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 2 cup mushrooms (halved)
  • 8 wooden skewers
  • aluminum foil

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

  1. Whisk together 2 teaspoons olive oil, oregano, garlic, lemon juice and zest. Add salmon or chicken and let marinate for about 10 minutes.
  2. To make tzatziki sauce, stir together yogurt, lemon juice and zest, dill, oregano, cucumber, honey and pepper.
  3. Toss vegetables in remaining olive oil and assemble each skewer with 3 pieces of salmon, alternating between vegetables.
  4. Heat grill-pan or sauté pan. Over medium heat, add skewers to pan, cover loosely with foil. You may have to cook in two batches of 4 skewers. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side.
  5. Serve immediately with a dollop of tzatziki sauce.

Cooking Tip:  If using wooden skewers be sure to soak the skewers in cold water for about 30 minutes prior to grilling to make sure they don’t burn.

Tip: Double the chicken and use the left-overs to make Zippy Southwest Chicken Fajita Salad.

Tip:  Assembling skewers and making tzatziki sauce are safe and fun steps to involve kids in the cooking process.