Classic Spiced Lamb Gyro

Lamb gyro
Grilled Cheese Social
Prep: 40 mins
Cook: 1 mins
Total: 41 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 sandwich
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
769 Calories
14g Fat
130g Carbs
34g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 769
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 1791mg 78%
Total Carbohydrate 130g 47%
Dietary Fiber 9g 31%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 44mg 222%
Calcium 370mg 28%
Iron 8mg 46%
Potassium 1327mg 28%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Crispy slices of spiced lamb, juicy ripe tomatoes, crunchy red onions, creamy tzatziki sauce, crisp cucumbers, leafy spinach, and tangy feta cheese are nestled in a buttery and airy piece of pita bread.

Ingredients

  • 1 pita, whole wheat or white

  • 1/3 cup cooked gyro meat, if you can't buy it pre-made in your area, try this recipe

  • 4 slices cucumber

  • A handful of fresh spinach

  • 2 slices red onion

  • 1 tablespoon feta cheese

  • 1 to 3 cherry tomatoes, cut in half

  • 2 tablespoons tzatziki

For the Tzatziki:

  • 1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt

  • 2 slices cucumber, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon red onion, finely chopped

  • Juice of 1 lemon wedge

  • 3 mint leaves, finely chopped

  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh dill, finely chopped

  • Salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Begin by preparing the tzatziki. In a small bowl, mix the greek yogurt with the finely chopped cucumber, onion, the mint and dill, the lemon juice, and salt and pepper. It's best if you let this sauce sit for a bit before you dig in, but if you're in a time crunch, just go ahead and use it. It will still be good.

  2. Next, prepare the meat. I like mine to get a little crispy so to do this, I just let it brown in a nonstick pan over medium heat for a few minutes until it starts to crisp up.

  3. Once the meat is ready, toast your pita until it is soft and pliable.

  4. Add half of the tzatziki to the bottom of the pita and then top it with fresh spinach, the gyro meat, the chopped tomato, the chopped onion, the rest of the tzatziki, and the diced red onion.

  5. Fold the gyro in half and gently wrap the bottom half with wax paper. Serve immediately.