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Gyro Salad

This recipe is gluten free and made with natural sugar
Servings: 4
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Time: 25 mins

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This Gyro Salad is a refreshing, healthy meal that’s packed with protein and flavor! Made with a tangy tzatziki dressing, fresh veggies, and your favorite protein – we like chicken or lamb!

 

Gyro Salad Ingredients

 

Gyro Salad Ingredients

How to make Gyro Salad:

    1. Make Chicken! Cook the chicken as desired or use rotisserie. We used chicken fillets and cooked at 375 for 20 minutes. We let the chicken marinate in tzatziki sauce while the oven preheated too! After cooking we shred the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
    2. Make the dressing! Mix tzatziki sauce, oil, vinegar in a small bowl.
    3. Dice the veggies! Dice the tomatoes, cucumbers, and onion. 
    4. Combine! Add the diced veggies to a large bowl with the mixed greens, chicken, and feta. Pour the dressing on top and gently mix to completely coat.
    5. Enjoy!

 

 

Quick Facts

How long does this dish take?  25 minutes 

How much does this make?  4 servings

Does this meet my dietary needs?  This recipe is gluten free and refined sugar free.  

How many bowls should I plan for this meal? 1 small bowl and 1 large bowl

How long does this keep?  3 days in the fridge

Is it freezer friendly?  No

Can I pack this for lunch? Yup!  Just keep it cold.

 

Substitution Options

All substitution options are a 1:1 substitution unless noted otherwise.

Shredded Chicken: Lamb is our favorite substitute for chicken to get that gyro flavor!

Mixed Greens:  Romaine lettuce, spinach, or your other favorite leafy greens can all be substituted.

Tomato:  Sun dried tomatoes are a good alternate to fresh tomatoes.

English Cucumber:  Any type of cucumber can be used!

Red Onion:  You can try white or yellow onion if you don’t have a red onion.

Tzatziki Sauce:  You can make homemade tzatziki sauce as opposed to buying it at the store by following our recipe here: Blender Tzatziki Sauce

Olive Oil:  We like avocado oil as a substitute for olive oil. You can buy great avocado oil here!

Red Wine Vinegar:  Sorry, no substitute for this.

Feta Cheese:  We like to use mozzarella or goat cheese when we don’t have feta cheese around.

 

Fun Fact! 

Gyro’s are thought to have gotten their start back in ancient times. The word Gyro comes from the Greek word meaning “turning”. In the context of food, Gyro refers to a meat cooked on a spit (a slowly rotating rotisserie, hence the “turning”!) and wrapped in pita bread with tomatoes, onions and tzatziki sauce.   (Source)

Try these other delicious recipes!

Orzo Citrus Salad

Creamy Mediterranean Salmon

Blender Tzatziki Sauce

Spinach Artichoke Dip

 

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Gyro Salad

Gyro Salad

Servings: 4
Total Time: 25 minutes
This Gyro Salad is a refreshing, healthy meal that’s packed with protein and flavor! Made with a tangy tzatziki dressing, fresh veggies, and your favorite protein - we like chicken or lamb!
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Course: lunch
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Gyro, salad
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Calories: 258 kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 oz mixed greens
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 English cucumber
  • 1/2 of a red onion
  • 2 cups shredded chicken (or lamb)
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup tzatziki sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar

Instructions

  • Cook the chicken as desired or use rotisserie. We used chicken fillets and cooked at 375 for 20 minutes. We let the chicken marinate in tzatziki sauce while the oven preheated too! After cooking we cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  • Mix tzatziki sauce, oil, vinegar in a small bowl
  • Dice the tomatoes, cucumbers, and onion.
  • In a large bowl, combine the diced veggies, mixed greens, chicken, and feta. Pour the dressing on top and gently mix to completely coat.
  • Enjoy!

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Notes

Nutritional information is an estimate and for informational purposes only.
 
 
 
*Note: Additional substitution information can be found above in the substitution section of this post.

Nutrition

Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 347mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 642IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 1mg
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