Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce Healthy Recipe

4 Servings 35 min Cook

Macros/Serving: 474 Calories
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1 Medium Cucumber
1 Dash Salt
1 1/3 Oz Nonfat Greek Yogurt
2 Tsp Garlic
4 Tsp Lemon Juice
1 Tsp Dill
4 Oz Ground Lamb
2 Tsp Salt
1 Dash Pepper
1 Tsp, ground Oregano
1 Cup chopped Onions
1 Cloves, minced Garlic
4 Pita, small (4" dia) Pita Bread
1 Medium whole (2-3/5" dia) Tomatoes


Place the cucumber in a colander in the sink and sprinkle with the kosher salt.

Let sit and drain for 30 minutes.

Dry thoroughly with paper towels, then chop very finely

Combine the finely chopped cucumber with the yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, and dill.

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

The sauce can be kept in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to three days.

Make the Gyro Meat: In a medium bowl, combine the ground lamb, salt, pepper, and oregano leaves with your hands, mixing until all of the seasonings have been evenly distributed.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

Place the lamb mixture in the bowl of a food processor and add the onion, and garlic.

Process until a smooth purée is formed, 30 seconds to 1 minute, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.

With moistened hands, shape the lamb mixture into a rectangle about 8 inches long and 5 inches wide.

Bake until the center of the loaf reaches 155 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, 30 to 35 minutes.

Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 15 minutes.

djust the oven rack to the highest position (1½ to 2 inches below broiler element) and preheat broiler.

Slice the loaf of lamb meat crosswise into very thin pieces (they should be about ⅛-inch thick; no more than ¼-inch thick).

Lay the strips on a rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and broil until edges are browned and crispy, 2 to 4 minutes.

(I did this in two batches, as I couldn't fit all of the sliced meat on one baking sheet.

) Be sure to keep an eye on it, as the broiler works quickly!

Serve the Gyros: Warm up the pita bread either in the microwave (30 seconds), on the stovetop, or in the oven.

Top each with ¼ cup of tzatziki sauce, chopped tomatoes, sliced onions, and gyro meat.

Wrap with foil and serve.

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