As I mentioned in my last post, I wanted to share a gyro recipe that uses the sun-dried tomato pita bread recipe that I shared with you in my last post. To be perfectly honest, I don’t have a whole lot of experience with Greek food. But it has been a fun exploration so far! I am looking forward to trying my hand at baklava, moussaka, spanakopita (I must try this one soon as I love spinach), and tyropitakia. However, for now gyros seemed like a good start.
I was actually inspired to try to make my own gyros at home when I visited a new Greek restaurant that opened next door to my local shipping store. I do a fair amount of shipping and that little restaurant kept beckoning me to try it every time I was in the vicinity. I also love their name. Pita Island. Isn’t it cute? I decided to go for the grilled chicken gyro with Tzatziki sauce. It was so tasty and made for a hearty lunch. I am always looking for new lunch options and decided to try to recreate this at home.
One thing that I did change up is I decided to use whipped feta instead of Tzatziki sauce. I love the salt and tang that the feta brings to the sandwich. It provides a little extra layer of flavor. I may try it with Tzatziki the next time I make it.
This is a hearty sandwich so you might want to save it for those days when you’re engaged in a lot of physical activity or cut it in half and make a couple of meals out of it. The bread freezes well so you can easily make the bread ahead. I hope you enjoy and please let me know if you try it!