Gyro and Tzatziki Sauce Recipe Recipe

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.

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!

Serving size:
8
people
    • 1
    • Onion; Meat
    • 4
    • Scallions; Tzatziki Sauce
    • 1
    • medium Cucumber; Tzatziki Sauce
    • 4
    • Garlic Cloves; Tzatziki Sauce
    • 2 cups
    • Greek Yogurt; Tzatziki Sauce
    •  
    • Pepper & Salt; Tzatziki Sauce
    • 2
    • medium Tomatoes
    • 5
    • large Lettuce Leaves
    • 1/2
    • medium Purple Onion
    • 10
    • Pita Breads; or Naan Bread
Prep
30 min
Cooking
15 min
Ready in
5 min
Simple
Challenging

Instructions 

Meat
Slice lamb into small pieces, size doesn't matter (in this case), as long as it would be suitable for grilling. Place the lamb in a dish, cover with sliced onion and marinate with soy sauce, teriyaki sauce and stake spice. Let it marinate for 2-24 hours, refrigerate while marinating.
Tzatziki Sauce
Dice scallions into tiny pieces. Peel and remove seeds from cucumber; using a grater, shred it into small pieces. Press juice from cucumbers. Place cucumbers and scallions into a medium size bowl. Press garlic into the ingredients. Add diced dill, Greek yogurt and season it with salt and pepper. Stir to combine ingredients together, refrigerate until serving.
Using a grill or a skillet, cook lamb on each side, until meat is completely cooked through. Lamb cooks quickly, literally requires only a few minutes on each side. Let cooked meat rest for a few minutes, slice meat into thin pieces.
Prepare sliced tomatoes, onions and pieces of lettuce.
To assemble Gyro, place meat onto the middle of the naan/pita bread. Top with feta, lettuce and tomatoes. Serve gyros with Tzatziki Sause.

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