Looking for a gryo with tzatziki recipe? This gyro sandwich taste just like gyro takeout but can be made at home for less. Enjoy gryos and tzatziki sauce anytime.
My family and I have a habit to seek out unique restaurants, especially while on trips. Not too long ago, while trapped on the busy, downtown streets of San Francisco, we stopped by a run-down Mediterranean restaurant and were completely blown away by the food. The food was so incredible, that we brought back the experience into our own kitchen.
What Else Can I use this Tzatziki Recipe for?
It’s great for a variety of foods! Some of my favorite is with
- Added to Mashed Potatoes
- As a spread on Cucumber Sandwiches
- with fish and grilled meats
- As a salad dressing
- As a dip with veggies and homemade potato chips
Ingredients for Gyro and Tzatziki Sauce
For this dish, you will need Naan Bread and marinating sauce from Lamb Kebabs recipe. With each bite, you can truly experience the combination of several food traditions in one.
And if you feel like cheating, you can buy naan bread at stores like Costco, or substitute it with pita bread. But remember – there’s nothing better than homemade!
- Soy Sauce
- Teriyaki Sauce
- Steak Spice
- Garlic Cloves
- Greek Yogurt
- Pepper & Salt
- Lettuce Leaves
- Feta Cheese
- Purple Onion
- Pita Breadsor Naan Bread
How to Make Gyro and Tzatziki Sauce Recipe
Begin by reading the printable recipe and gathering your ingredients. Set aside at least two hours to marinate the lamb as directed. Once it has marinated, you will cook the lamb on the grill or stovetop as you prefer.
Note: As the lamb cooks very fast, you will need to be careful to check the temperature and not overcook.
Tzatziki Sauce and Assembling Gyro
Prepare and mix together your tzatziki sauce ingredients. If you have time, do this in advance so the flavors can meld together for a few hours before serving. When your lamb has been cooked and is ready to eat, you will assemble your Gryo with your preferred pita or naan bread, lettuce, feta, tomatoes, and a dollop of the sauce.
Other Recipes to Try:
- Mushroom And Cheese Sandwich
- Cuban Pork Sandwich
- Steak Sandwich Recipe
This gyro recipe is inspired by the famous Greek sandwich. Although it’s not an authentic take, it’s packed with feta cheese, fresh veggies, & tangy tzatziki.
- 4 scallions
- 1 medium cucumber
- 3 tbsp diced dill
- 4 garlic cloves
- 2 cups greek yogurt
- 1 tsp pepper adjust to taste
- 1 tbsp salt adjust to taste
Sandwich Toppings & PIta Bread
- 2 medium tomatoes
- 5 large lettuce leaves
- 1 cup feta cheese
- 1/2 medium purple onion
- 10 pita or naan bread
Slice the lamb down into smaller pieces for grilling.
Place the pieces of the lamb in a dish and cover them with sliced onion. Cover the lamb with the soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, and steak seasoning blend. Let the lamb marinate for 2-24 hours covered in the refrigerator.
Using a gas or charcoal grill, cook the lamb on each side until the meat is completely cooked through (about 2-3 minutes per side).
Let the lamb rest for a few minutes. Slice it into small strips.
Tzatziki Sauce and Assembling Gyro
Dice the scallions into tiny pieces. Peel the cucumbers and remove the seeds. Using a grater, shred the cucumber into small pieces. Squeeze the excess juice from the cucumbers and place them into a medium bowl alongside the scallions. Press the garlic into the bowl, followed by the diced dill, Greek yogurt, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine.
Dice the tomatoes, onions, and lettuce.
To assemble the gyro, place the meat into the middle of the naan or pita. Top the meat with the feta, followed by lettuce, tomatoes, and onions.
Serve the gyros with a side of tzatziki sauce for dipping. Enjoy!
Gyro and Tzatziki Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 445 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Vitamin A 1835IU37%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.