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Get a Taste of the Mediterranean With This Delicious (and Easy!) Veggie Gyros Recipe

Zesty tzatziki sauce, fresh herbs and in-season vegetables fill these healthy bites with flavor

The Mediterranean Diet is known for its health benefits and super flavorful foods. Now, you can can give your lunch some Mediterranean flair with this irresistible Veggie Gyros recipe. It’s packed with zesty flavors thanks to store-bought tzatziki, a creamy sauce made with  yogurt, garlic, cucumber, and herbs, plus crunchy fresh vegetables like cucumber and peppers, juicy tomatoes and some fresh oregano. The ingredients are layered into pita pockets, creating the perfect handheld bites for summer.  

Even better, you can do much of the prep work for these gyros in advance. Simply slice the vegetables, place them in a bowl and store covered in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. When you’re ready to make the gyros, toss the veggies in salt and pepper first and then proceed with the recipe.  So easy — and so flavorful! Give this recipe a try and then leave us a comment below.

Yields

4 servings

Total Time

Prep Time

Ingredients

  • 4 mini cucumbers
  • 4 small tomatoes
  • 2 red and/or green bell peppers
  • 1 cup sliced white onion (optional)
  • 8 mini pita breads
  • 1 cup tzatziki sauce
  • Fresh oregano (optional)

Instructions

Cut mini cucumbers and tomatoes into 1/4”-thick slices. Finely dice peppers. If using, thinly slice onion. Slice 5” opening in pita breads to form pockets. In medium bowl, toss cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, onions (if using), 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper until combined.

Dividing evenly, fill pockets of pita breads with vegetable mixture. Transfer to platter. Drizzle each with 2 Tbs. tzatziki sauce. If desired, garnish with fresh oregano.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 353 kcal
  • Fat: 12 gram
  • Saturated Fat: 4 gram
  • Protein: 10 gram
  • Carbohydrate: 52 gram
  • Fiber: 6 gram
  • Cholesterol: 20 mg
  • Sugar: 9 gram
  • Sodium: 647 mg

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