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 Salad11. 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 Salad25. 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 Salad39. 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 PitaStuff 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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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

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

    • It really was! Bring on the Fall!

  2. yumm!!!!!!!!!!! is this healthy?

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

    • Thanks for the vote, Kalie!

  4. I needed that demo for how to use cook the meat – so thank you! 🙂 These look delicious!

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

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

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

    • 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!

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

    I must obey, right?

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

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

  9. 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!

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

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

  11. 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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