Greek Steak Salad Pita Pockets

greek steak salad pita2 {Yesterday on Facebook, I told you all about the recipe contest I’m trying to win. I started the day as #14 and finished at #12. Thank you to all who have voted! If I’m going to make it to the finals, I need to make it into the top 10, so if you haven’t voted for me yet, I’d really appreciate it! Click HERE to VOTE! Thanks!}

I decided to take a break from all the sugary pumpkin recipes to give you a healthy and easy meal idea. Shocking, I know. We had these Greek Steak Salad Pita Pockets for dinner last night and they were super simple to whip up and made a nice end of summer meal. I’m sad about not having anymore hot weather, but am super pumped for fall! {Bring on the pumpkin recipes!}

The only thing in this recipe that is “hard” is taking the time earlier in the day to get the meat marinating. The longer you marinate the meat, the better it will taste! That’s sort of a given. If you can find time to do that, then you’re golden. Everything else is a cinch!

Here’s how you make them:
Greek Steak Salad1 1. Get a big ol’ food storage bag and open it up.
2. Pour all the marinade ingredients in.
3. Place the meat into the marinade. Make sure to SEAL the bag!! *not pictured*
4. Squish the meat around to coat. Store in the fridge until you’re ready to grill.
Greek Steak Salad2 5. In the mean time, chop up some veggies. Namely cucumber, tomatoes, and red onion.
6. Pour all salad dressing ingredients together into a bowl and stir.
7. Pour dressing over salad.
8. Stir. Store in fridge until ready to serve!
Greek Steak Salad3 9. When you’re ready to grill and you’re feeling hungry, turn your grill on and take a peek into the bag of meat.
10. Grill steaks to your liking. Remove from heat and slice.

Greek Steak Salad Pita Stuff a pita pocket with the prepared salad, slices of steak, feta cheese and a sprig of parsley {if you’re feeling girly}. Dig in and get ready to live!

Not too hard, right? Hope you guys like this one as much as we did! See you with another sinful pumpkin dessert on Friday!

Greek Steak Salad Pita Pockets
yield: 6 servings
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Ingredients:
for the steak marinade-
1/2 cup light olive oil
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 large clove garlic, minced
salt & pepper, to taste {I used about 1 tablespoon salt and 1/2 tablespoon pepper}
1 teaspoon ground thyme
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 bay leaves
3 pounds sirloin steak, or any other steak that is good for grilling

for the salad-
1 whole english cucumber, diced
3 medium sized tomatoes, diced
1/4 whole red onion, sliced thinly
1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles

for the salad dressing-
4 tablespoons light olive oil
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon sugar
salt & pepper, to taste

6 whole pita pockets
parsley, for garnish

Directions:
In a large plastic food storage bag, combine all ingredients for the marinade. Place meat inside bag, seal and move around to coat meat in marinade. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

An hour before grilling, remove meat from fridge.

Preheat grill to medium high heat.

Dice up veggies for salad and place into a large bowl. Toss in cheese. In a small bowl, stir all ingredients together for salad dressing. Pour dressing over veggies and stir to coat. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Place meat on grill and cover. Cook about 7 minutes per side or until done to your liking. {My meat was thick so, I cooked mine a little bit longer.} While meat is cooking, wrap pitas in foil and place on the grill to warm. Remove meat from the grill to a clean plate and cover with foil to let meat rest. Slice meat thinly against the grain and place on serving platter. Remove salad from fridge. Remove pitas from the grill.

To serve, cut pita in half and open up pocket. Place in slices of warm steak, greek salad and top with more feta cheese and parsley if desired.

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20 Responses to “Greek Steak Salad Pita Pockets”

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    Kathryn — September 21, 2011 at 8:41 am

    I love the flavours in this, a perfect end of summer meal!

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    • Lauren — September 21st, 2011 @ 8:54 pm

      It really was! Bring on the Fall!

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    kalie — September 21, 2011 at 10:57 am

    yumm!!!!!!!!!!! is this healthy?

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    kalie — September 21, 2011 at 11:04 am

    I didnt mean to put the question sorry! I voted btw!

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    • Lauren — September 21st, 2011 @ 8:54 pm

      Thanks for the vote, Kalie!

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    Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum — September 21, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    I needed that demo for how to use cook the meat – so thank you! :) These look delicious!

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    • Lauren — September 21st, 2011 @ 8:53 pm

      I forgot to post the photo of the sliced meat, but I’m sure you get the idea!

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    Deborah — September 21, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I’m trying to get some votes over for you!! And I love this recipe -what a great weeknight meal!

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    • Lauren — September 21st, 2011 @ 8:51 pm

      Aww thanks Deborah!

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    Melissa H From So. Fla. — September 21, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I’m going to try this tonight! Thanks Lauren.

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    • Lauren — September 21st, 2011 @ 8:52 pm

      Glad to hear from you Melissa! I’ve just seen you around on Tasty Kitchen, so I’m happy to see you commenting here too! Hope you like them!

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    Bev Weidner — September 21, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    My stomach just growled. Really, it just growled something about steak and pita and greekyness.

    I must obey, right?

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    • Lauren — September 21st, 2011 @ 8:52 pm

      I always listen to my stomach….which explains why I’ve got ‘curves’.

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    kankana — September 21, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Nothing more yummy than grilled meat and the salad dressing is perfect. Beautiful flavor combination u used :)

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    Becky at Vintage Mixer — September 21, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Gyros are one of my favorite meals!! Though we make them at home often, nothing quite compared to getting on off the street in Greece!

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    • Lauren — September 21st, 2011 @ 8:53 pm

      I wish I could go get the real thing in Greece! Delicious!

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    Nessy — September 21, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    I just discovered your lovely blog and your recipes look fabulous! Gorgeous pictures, and the step-by-step picture instructions are wonderful!

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    Joanne — September 22, 2011 at 10:58 am

    I would be so excited if I could look forward to eating this for lunch today. Such a simple yet tasty meal!

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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — September 27, 2011 at 5:12 am

    You take the most gorgeous photos girl! Every time I look at your header, I am amazed. That pita looks PERFECT.

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