Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Veggie Gyros

Tonight we are having Veggie Gyros, I got the recipe from a magazine - I think it was Good Housekeeping. I really need to keep track of these things better! Anyway, just to clarify: this recipe does not have any gyros meat in it. My husband was with me at the grocery store when I was looking for the pitas and he asked what they were for, so I told him Veggie Gyros. He asked if there was any meat in them and I said "no, they are VEGGIE gyros." He said that they can't be called gyros if there is no gyros meat in them. I wanted to smack him. Why is he arguing with me about what is technically in a gyros when I am trying to get my shopping done?! Did I name the recipe?! Sheesh! Men! Anyway, here's the recipe:


1 container (6oz.) plain yogurt, liquid drained (if any)
1/2 cucumber, peeled, seeded, diced
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. dill
pinch salt & pepper
4 pitas
1/2 head iceberg lettuce, sliced
1/2 small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
2 large plum tomatoes, sliced
1 package (8oz.) garlic and herb flavored feta cheese, crumbled

To make sauce: stir together yogurt, cucumber, garlic, lemon juice, dill, salt & pepper in a small bowl. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes.

Assemble gyros: wrap pitas in damp paper towel and microwave for 20 seconds. Place puffed-side down on plates. Down the middle of each, evenly layer lettuce, sauce, onion, tomato and feta. Fold up sides like a taco.

Sounds good to me! Light and refreshing ingredients, easy to make, and I don't have to turn on my oven. I am going to go make the sauce now so the flavors have time to get all happy with each other in the fridge. haha!

Happy eating!


  1. Sounds like a wonderful summer dinner. Every time I take my Hubby to the groc. store with me I wonder what I was thinking :)

  2. (nerd mode on)

    Well, technically this isn't gyros - your husband is right. LOL :P

    (nerd mode off)

    But it DOES sound delicious. I'm gonna try this today (unless I get really lazy and just get a meaty one from a souvlaki joint, that is).