Pillowy soft bread, juicy and flavorful meat, and fresh crunchy veggies drizzled with creamy, dreamy tzatziki sauce. Delicious Gyro Salad, coming right up!
Hands down, Gyros are one of the top favorite take-out foods in our house. (All those delicious flavors – what’s not to love?) And while it’s great to grab a few gyros and bring them home, we, like many others, try to limit our take-out nights. Of course we don’t stop craving those flavors, so I love to try and recreate them at home.
That’s how this gyro salad was created… and it is AMAZING! This salad has all of the fantastic flavors and elements of your favorite Gyros, right down to that tzatziki sauce. (It’s really the cherry on top of the delicious sundae.)
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For the Meat
- 1 lb. lean ground Pork
- 3 Tablespoons Greek Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon dried Mint crushed
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 Tablespoon Milk
- 1 Egg
For the Tzatziki Sauce
- 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt unflavored
- 1/2 cup grated Cucumber
- 1 teaspoon dried Dill crushed
- 1 teaspoon dried Oregano crushed
- Salt and Pepper to taste
You will also need:.
- Romaine Lettuce
- sliced Tomatoes
- sliced Cucumbers
- sliced Red Onion
- crumbled Feta cheese
- Pita wedges for serving
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine ground pork, Greek seasoning, mint, olive oil, milk and egg. Mix well, and place by spoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet.
Using a fork, flatten into oval shapes, leaving ridges with the fork. Place in preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. Switch to the broiler and brown the meat for 3-5 minutes, or just until the ridges on the meat become darker and crispy. Remove from oven.
Meanwhile, combine the yogurt, grated cucumber, dill, and oregano in a bowl. Salt and pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. The sauce will become a bit thinner as it sits due to the water content of the cucumber. This is fine, as it makes it a good consistency for drizzling over the salad.
To serve, pile lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion, and crumbled feta on plates. Top with the gyro meat and tzatziki sauce. Serve with warmed pita wedges, and marvel at the flavor of take-out in your own home!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR – Kathrina is the author of Eclectic Yellow House, and food and lifestyle blog. Kathrina was on the Somewhat Simple Creative Team in 2016.