Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce
Fat 54% Carbs 22% Protein 25%
Percent Calories

1 serving of gyros with tzatziki sauce contains 462 Calories. The macronutrient breakdown is 22% carbs, 54% fat, and 25% protein. This is a good source of protein (50% of your Daily Value), potassium (12% of your Daily Value), and vitamin b12 (126% of your Daily Value).

4 servings
Prep Time
90 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes



  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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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Nutrition Facts

For 1 serving of gyros with tzatziki sauce (330g)

Nutrient Value %DV
Calories 462
Fats 27g 35%
Saturated fats 12g 58%
Trans fats 0g
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 1443mg 63%
Carbs 25g 9%
Net carbs 23g
Fiber 2g 8%
Sugar 6g
Protein 28g
Calcium 136mg 14%
Iron 3mg 37%
Potassium 584mg 12%
Vitamin D 0.1μg 1%
Vitamins and Minerals
Alpha carotene 35μg
Beta carotene 159μg
Caffeine 0mg
Choline 99mg 18%
Copper 0.2mg 22%
Fluoride 2μg
Folate (B9) 76μg 19%
Lycopene 791μg
Magnesium 53mg 13%
Manganese 0.4mg 16%
Niacin 8mg 53%
Pantothenic acid 1mg 24%
Phosphorus 315mg 45%
Retinol 1μg
Riboflavin (B2) 0.5mg 38%
Selenium 35μg 64%
Theobromine 0mg
Thiamine 0.3mg 27%
Vitamin A IU 307IU
Vitamin A 16μg 2%
Vitamin B12 3μg 126%
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 23%
Vitamin C 11mg 13%
Vitamin D IU 2IU
Vitamin D2 0μg
Vitamin D3 0.1μg
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Vitamin K 13μg 11%
Zinc 5mg 42%
Sugar 6g
Sucrose 0.4g
Glucose 2g
Fructose 1g
Lactose 1g
Maltose 0g
Galactose 0.4g
Starch 0g
Saturated fats 12g 58%
Monounsaturated fats 11g
Polyunsaturated fats 2g
Trans fats 0g
Fatty Acids
Total omega 3 0g
Total omega 6 0g
Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) 0g
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 0g
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) 0g
Docosapentaenoic Acid (DPA) 0g
Amino Acids
Alanine 1g
Arginine 1g
Aspartic acid 2g
Cystine 0.3g
Glutamic acid 4g
Glycine 1g
Histidine 1g
Hydroxyproline 0g
Isoleucine 1g
Leucine 2g
Lysine 2g
Methionine 1g
Phenylalanine 1g
Proline 1g
Serine 1g
Threonine 1g
Tryptophan 0.3g
Tyrosine 1g
Valine 1g

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