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Cypriot Chicken Kebabs

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    Simple to prepare, tasty and full of nutritional goodness, these chicken kebabs are the perfect dish to kick off the summer grilling season. A minty dressing makes them delightful and special.

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    These kebabs were inspired by the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, which has long been a crossing point between Europe, Asia and Africa. For this reason, Cypriot cuisine is a unique blend of many influences.

    Marinating the chicken ensures flavorful, juicy kebabs. The blend of extra virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar, mustard, oregano, garlic and parsley produces a perfect marinade.

    Pureed peas and mint give the dressing an attractive pastel green base. Mint is abundant during summer and contains health-protective phytochemicals. Peas, one of summer's earliest crops, lend a light earthy quality and healthful fiber. Garlic, a hint of cumin, and refreshing lemon juice round out this summer dressing.

    You can get a head start on these kebabs by marinating the chicken overnight. Then just assemble the kebabs the following day. Serve the kebabs with a garden salad dressed with a basic vinaigrette.

    You can even add a side of seasoned black beans. Just saute some finely chopped scallions, diced tomato and minced garlic. Then add cooked beans and heat through. The result is a healthy, colorful and appetizing meal.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Calories: 200
Fat: 8 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Sodium: 105 miligrams
Protein: 21 grams
Carbohydrates: 10 grams