Chicken bento box

A veggie-packed spin on the classic gyro

“Romaine lettuce adds crunch and a slightly bitter note, which balances out the briny olives and zesty lemon meatballs,” says Denver-based recipe developer Julia Heffelfinger, who suggests serving it with whole wheat pita.

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1 cup romaine lettuce, thinly sliced
1 small scallion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons small dill sprigs
¼ cup mixed olives
1 Persian cucumber, quartered lengthwise
2 ounces feta cheese
Lemon wedge
3 tablespoons tahini lovers hummus
Extra virgin olive oil
Flaky sea salt


In a small bowl, toss the romaine with the scallion and dill. In a large airtight container or bento box, arrange the salad, olives, cucumber, feta, and lemon wedge. In separate compartments or airtight containers, place the meatballs, hummus, and yogurt, then store everything in the fridge.


On a small plate, microwave the meatballs on high for one minute, if you’d like them warm. Add to the bento box.
Squeeze the lemon over the romaine salad and discard the wedge. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with flaky sea salt.
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