This quick and easy weeknight take on the classic gyro features seasoned lamb patties paired with fresh veggies and a creamy dill sauce. And the best part? It takes only 25 minutes start to finish., February 2022


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Recipe Summary

25 mins
25 mins

Nutrition Profile:



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Thinly slice 1 cucumber half; set aside. Peel and grate the remaining cucumber half; place in a medium bowl. Add yogurt, dill, lemon juice, garlic and 1/4 teaspoon salt to the grated cucumber; stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

  • Mix lamb, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, pepper and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt together in a large bowl until fully combined. Shape the mixture into 4 (1/4-inch-thick) patties.

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the patties until browned on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium. Transfer the patties to a cutting board and cut in half.

  • Lay mini naans (or pitas) on a cutting board and spread 3 tablespoons cucumber sauce onto each. Top with lamb patties, tomato, onion and the sliced cucumber.

Nutrition Facts

1 gyro
441 calories; protein 28g; carbohydrates 30g; dietary fiber 4g; sugars 4g; fat 23g; saturated fat 8g; mono fat 10g; poly fat 2g; cholesterol 79mg; vitamin a iu 201IU; vitamin b3 niacin 9mg; vitamin b12 2mcg; vitamin c 5mg; vitamin d iu 2IU; vitamin e iu 1IU; folate 25mg; vitamin k 15mg; sodium 747mg; calcium 81mg; iron 3mg; magnesium 33mg; phosphorus 221mg; potassium 446mg; zinc 4mg; omega 6 fatty acid 1g.