Gyros with Tzatziki

I love Greek cuisine. When I was in Greek several years ago I saw why the Greek people are so laid-back. If I ate Gyros, Souvlaki, Moussaka and Baklava every day I would be on cloud nine:-) And if I sipped Retsina so I would be the happiest person in the world. Well, stop dreaming and let's look at the recipe.

You can eat Gyros with fresh vegetables and Pita bread or just with grated cabbage, Tzatziky and a roll. However, I prefer to eat it with Pita bread. The recipe for Pita bread is here.

First of all we need to prepare Greek seasoning. Of course, lots of shops offer seasoning for Gyros, but believe me this is far more better.

Greek Seasoning:

- 1,5 tbsp dried oregano
- 2tsp salt
- 1,5tbsp garlic powder
- 2tsp ground pepper
- 3tsp parsley flakes
- 1tsp dried thyme
- 1,5 tbsp sweet paprika
- 1/4tsp cinnamon
- 1/4tsp ground nutmeg

All the spice mix together.


- 1kg pork or lamb
- 1 onion
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 2,5tbsp Greek seasoning


- one Greek yoghurt
- 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
- one clove of garlic
- 1/2 cucumber
- salt

Thinly slice the meat, then slice the onion and put it all into a bowl. Add Greek seasoning, olive oil and mix all the ingredients together. Place it into the fridge for about an hour.

Meanwhile prepare Tzatziki. Peel the cucumber (it's optional), remove the seeds and grate it. Then place the cucumber in a colander and drain it. Combine yoghurt with salt, chopped garlic, lemon juice and add the cucumber. Refrigerate before serving.

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Cover the baking sheet with parchment. Spread the meat over the paper and bake until it's tender and brown, time depends on the kind of meat.

Serve Gyros with Tzatziki and grated cabbage in a roll or with Pita bread.

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