Tandoori chicken salad

Whenever I complain about things going wrong in my life, my dad reminds me of the 100 theory..
In short, it is that each one of us has a total score of 100 for  the various aspects of  life( health, intelligence,  looks, family, marriage, kids, money…etc).For each and every person out there, the total is always 100 . Some people score high in intelligence and family but on the other hand they are not doing so well in the looks department. Others have money and beauty but their marriage is falling apart or maybe they have a great family, money and looks but they are sick..

I have my days when I wish I had it all  or when the longing for what I miss takes over.Then my dad reminds me of that theory and I feel a little better because I know that no matter how much I whine, deep down I wouldn’t exchange the blessings I have  for the things that I miss.

If I asked you to look at your life’s report card, what would you say?do you like what you see?the high? the low?would you have it any other way? 


One of my favorite main dish salads is chicken souvlaki salad. It combines some of my favorite flavors in the Greek cuisine: Feta cheese, lemon juice, olives and olive oil with tangy garlicy chicken.I will share my recipe for chicken souvlaki sometime soon  but today I am sharing a creation that came from craving greek salad and having left over tandoori chicken,a lucky coincidence if I may say so.

The pairing of spicy tandoori chicken , creamy salty feta cheese, cool and crunchy lettuce and woody earthy oregano was heavenly.Next time I make tandoori chicken I will be making extra just to make this salad the next day.I served this with some onion bread but you can serve it with focaccia , 15 minutes dinner rolls 


Tandoori salad

1 tandoori chicken thigh cut into pieces (recipe here)

2 tomatoes cut into wedges

5-6 leaves lettuce torn by hand

1/4 to 1/2 cup pitted olives

1/4 cup corn

2-3 tablespoons feta cheese

Salad dressing

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup vinegar

1/2 tablespoon sugar

1/2 tablespoon salt

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 tablespoon mustard

Juice of half a lemon

Mix the ingredients for the salad dressing in a bowl except for the oil using a whisk

Slowly drizzle the olive oil while whisking until the oil is incorporated.

In a bowl toss the ingredients of the salad except for the cheese together and drizzle the salad dressing then toss the salad.

Crumble the cheese on top of the salad and garnish with some dried oregano.

One last thing before you’re off to make chicken salad 🙂  make sure to stop by Linda’s yummy blog, Savoring Every Bite, and check out her s Medjool Date and Walnut Bread that she’s cooked up for the Swanson’s Blogger Recipe Contest. Best of  luck Linda!