|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 14g||18%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||26%|
|Total Carbohydrate 130g||47%|
|Dietary Fiber 9g||31%|
|Total Sugars 17g|
|Vitamin C 44mg||222%|
|*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.|
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.
1 pita, whole wheat or white
1/3 cup cooked gyro meat, if you can't buy it premade in your area, try this recipe
4 slices cucumber
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
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.
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.
Once the meat is ready, toast your pita until it is soft and pliable.
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.
Fold the gyro in half and gently wrap the bottom half with wax paper. Serve immediately.