Quick Kabob Pita Sandwiches with Tzatziki
Food on a stick is great fun for kids, and the entire family can help prepare this simple kabob recipe. Children can skewer the meat, which cooks in minutes on an indoor grill. Then everyone assembles their own pita sandwiches, adding whatever garnishes they please.
- 2 tsp. sweet paprika
- 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
- 1 tsp. kosher salt, plus more, to taste
- 1 lb. filet mignon or boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into
- 1 Tbs. canola oil
- 4 pita bread rounds
- 1 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 English cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch
- 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
- 2 Tbs. chopped fresh mint
- Shredded romaine lettuce, diced tomatoes and shaved red
onion for serving
Place the grill plate of a Cuisinart elite griddler on the lower level and the griddle plate on the upper level. Preheat both sides to 450°F.
In a small bowl, stir together the paprika, cumin, cinnamon, ginger and the 1 tsp. salt. In another bowl, toss the meat with the oil and 1 Tbs. of the spice mixture. Thread 5 or 6 meat cubes onto each skewer and place on the grill side. Cook, turning the skewers occasionally, until the beef is cooked to medium, about 8 minutes, or the chicken is cooked through, about 12 minutes. Transfer to a plate and cover loosely with aluminum foil.
Meanwhile, lightly toast the pita bread rounds on the griddle side, 1 to 2 minutes per side. In a small bowl, stir together the yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice and mint. Season the tzatziki with salt.
Cut the pita rounds in half crosswise, then split. Fill with the meat, lettuce, tomatoes and onion and top with the tzatziki. Serve immediately. Serves 4.