Thursday, February 21, 2008

Greek Steak Pitas with Cucumber Dill Sauce

There is a seemingly never-ending supply of delicious recipes in a Cooking Light Annual Cookbook, and I have two of them. Why is it that I get stuck rotating the same 10-15 basic meals over and over again. This week I decided that it was time to get a little more variety in our diet. I pulled down the 2004 edition, and in no time, found more recipes that I wanted to try than I had nights in the week to cook. Here is one of the recipes that I tried out. It was absolutely fabulous. So flavorful, fresh and tasty!!! It was so good that I thought that I would share it with you too!

Steak Marinade

  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 lb. flank steak (or you can use the "carne asada" type thin sliced steak)
The lemon-juice marinade quickly penetrates the steak, so a 10-minute soak is enough to flavor the meat, but longer is OK too.


  • 1/2 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh dill (dry dill is OK, just use less of it)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup diced cucumber

Remaining Ingredients:
  • pita
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • cucumber (I found some cute/tasty little Mediterranean cucumbers at Traders Joe's)
  • crumbled feta cheese


No mater which kind of meat you decide to use, it will be delicious. Just be sure that you make plenty. I know I wished that I had had enough to go back for seconds!


scrap chair potato said...

You take such great pictures! :)
That looks so yummy!! I will have to try it, I am sure my kids would love it too. Thanks for sharing!

Erika said...

looks delicious! I'll have to show Tyler the pictures

Erin said...

Yummy! I think I want to get those books! And your presentation is so professional!

Michal said...

i can't wait to try the recipe. i have the very cookbook and yet haven't even read that recipe!
hurry up and post the pictures of that gorgeous cake you made this week!

Mahina said...

that looks delish! i'm salivating!