Turkey Gyros + Tzatziki Sauce


Confession: We’re a foodie family. Bryan and I love to try new foods from all over the world. Even Jackson had me craving Indian food for weeks on end. We love it all! From spicy Indian to greasy Chinese to herby Greek. One of our favorite areas of the world to get food from is the Mediterranean. We absolutely love Greek food! It’s fresh and delicious and namely, healthy. Gyros are one of the easiest transition foods into Greek fare. It’s one of the most Americanized and popular. However, in it’s original Americanized form it’s rather greasy and packs in quite a caloric dent. To turn one of our all-time favorite dishes into something we can enjoy more regularly, at home, and with less guilt or expense, I created turkey gyros. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do!! The tzatziki sauce is a must! It brings the entire meal together but is also wonderful on it’s own as a dip or sauce on other foods. Bry literally eats it by the spoonful so I now gate him outside of the kitchen with the baby gate 😉 While original tzatziki sauce is rather healthy on it’s own, this version packs in more protein and zero oil without losing any of the taste.

Turkey Gyros

Gyros Ingredients

-16oz ground turkey
-1.5 tsp ground oregano
-1 tsp salt
-.75 tsp black pepper
-1 tsp garlic powder

 

Tzatziki Sauce Ingredients

-1 container (6 oz) Fage 0% nonfat yogurt
-1/3cup cucumber, diced & seeded
-1/4 packet sweetener
-2 tbsp onions, chopped

 

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredient for gyros in a medium mixing bowl
  2. Form mixture into 3″X1.5″ rectangles (as shown in picture above) and flatten
  3. In non-stick skillet over medium-high, cook gyro until golden brown
  4. Flip and repeat (make sure the gyros are cooked through and there is no pink remaining)
  5. While gyros are cooking, combine all ingredients for tzatziki sauce in a small bowl
  6. Remove gyros from skillet and place on a sheet of paper towel over a plate (to catch access grease)
  7. Serve gyros on top pita (or wrap, salad, etc)
  8. Top with tzatziki sauce, tomatoes, onions, etc. 

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