Take all of the elements of a Gyro and turn it into a Gyro Burger with tangy and fresh Tzatziki Sauce.
As I bit into the succulent and HUGE pita wrapped sandwich, I fell in love. I couldn’t believe it! The lamb was juicy and tender; the cucumber sauce, which I was skeptical about, gave the gyro some lightness; and the french fries were hot and to die for. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal until…..I saw it. I guess when I walked in I was so confused about the food that I didn’t notice the rotating leg of lamb by the door. It looked absolutely disgusting! Not because of the meat, but because it actually looked like a leg. I hadn’t had one since and that was back in 2003.
I recently had a gyro but it was meatless. I went over a friend’s house for lunch and she made gyros with seitan and I loved them! But what I loved the most was the Tzatziki sauce, also known as, “cucumber sauce”. It was interesting at first, but as I allowed my taste buds to appreciate the sauce I loved it! I could have dranked it. The most valuable ingredient is Greek yogurt. If you’ve had Greek yogurt you know that it is rich and tangy and when you combine it with cucumber and the spices is absolutely divine! Now you know that I am a burger freak! So I had to come up with a creative way to turn this idea of a gyro into a burger. It is quick, simple, and not so high in calories. If you are in the mood for a burger, I recommend that you try it and if you love gyros then you would absolutely love this.
Tzatziki Sauce partially adapted from Food Network