Grilled Greek Tacos

So you know this 7-Layer Greek Dip that I posted around the beginning of the year? Yeah, that recipe and I kind of have an unhealthy, co-dependent relationship. The good news is that it’s loaded with things that are good for you, so it’s not like having an unhealthy, co-dependent relationship with, say, a tower of doughnuts or bricks of Velveeta, but still. Don’t think I wasn’t a little ashamed to spoon the dip into a little ramekin and snack on it on the sly.

Well, I had that dip on my mind the other day as I was dreaming up this Greek dressing and, having read about Greek Tacos in the latest issue of Taste of Home magazine, I thought that maybe, just maybe, it would be a little more socially acceptable to put all my favorite Greek-ish things into taco form than eating it with a spoon.

If you start totally from scratch here, this meal could be pretty work intensive, but if you work in leftovers and maybe a tub of store-bought hummus, it comes together in a matter of minutes. I started out with marinating some chicken in our super-easy Greek Vinaigrette

After a few hours, I popped it onto the grill.

At that point, you can either serve it right away or refrigerate it until you’re ready to serve it. Whatever works, right?

Then, aside from the tortillas, I swapped out all of the typical Mexican taco ingredients for more Greek-inspired ingredients:

Shredded lettuce=chopped or shredded Romaine
Cheddar cheese=crumbled Feta cheese
Black olives=chopped Kalamata olives
Guacamole=Hummus
Jalapenos=Sliced or chopped pepperoncinis
Sour cream=Tzatziki
Pico de Gallo=Greek-ish Tomato Salad

Wondering what Greek-ish tomato salad is? Um, what planet have you been living on? Just kidding–I totally just threw a bunch of stuff together and gave it the very technical name of “Greek-ish Tomato Salad.” What goes into Greek-ish Tomato Salad? Roma tomatoes, minced red onions, any combination of fresh basil, oregano, and/or parsley, and Greek Vinaigrette to taste.

Chop up the tomatoes…

and then toss in some minced onions and chopped herbs…

and toss the mixture with enough Greek dressing to taste. You might need to add little kosher salt and freshly ground pepper as well.

So anyway, how do you put this all together? Super, super easy. Fill individual tortillas with your favorite toppings and enjoy–a perfect family-friendly, guest-friendly healthy summer meal!

 

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31 comments

  1. Just had this for our fathers day dinner, even the greek-ish tomato salad 🙂 it was a hit with the hubby’s and we are about to dig into the berry cobbler for dessert!

  2. I need new dishes…a neutral white, please! I haven’t bought new dishes since 2000 and they are so chipped and worn…a trip to DI is in order! Love your blog…just had the strawberry cheescake squares and the French Dips, TO.DIE.FOR! Keep the yummy recipes coming! 🙂

  3. Too bad I wasn’t that friend that you used to go to World Market with… because that is totally on my top 5 favorite home stores. And for Christmas stocking stuffers, LOOK OUT! That place is a-ma-zing…. And, if you’re ever looking for that 10 lb back of gummy bears, that’s where you want to be (or at least my husband would).

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