When I first saw Jeff Mauro’s recipe for Chicken Shawarma I thought of Marvel and The Avengers. There have been brief mentions of shawarma in some relatively recent Marvel movies, cartoons, and comics. For this reason alone I decided to make chicken shawarma as soon as possible. I slightly modified the recipe by using chicken breast instead of thighs and smoked paprika instead of normal paprika.
This relish is so good, just combine the ingredients and it’s ready to go. I absolutely loved the oregano in this dish. Also, the lemon juice, olive oil, and juice from the tomato and cucumber combine to make a super juice that is incredible. I made it to accompany falafels and tahini sauce in a pita pocket. Gar was craving falafels that day. I went on my food network app to find a recipe for a tahini sauce and saw this relish recipe with a chicken shawarma recipe from Jeff Mauro. The recipe also called for fresh chopped parsley but I didn’t feel like having the mouth-feel of the little leafy bits so I left that out, although I’m sure the relish would taste great with the parsley. I saved some of the relish to use on chicken shawarma wraps. I could eat this relish with so many things, I’m thinking at one point I’ll put it on a burger with some feta cheese.
½ of a large english cucumber, chopped
½ of a small red onion, chopped
2 roma tomatoes, chopped
2 large garlic cloves, grated
2 tablespoons of good olive oil
1 lemon, juiced
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon dried oregano