I grew up on Greek food, and eat it or incorporate the flavors almost on a daily basis. I enjoy almost all Greek food, and especially enjoy Greek sandwiches. My favorite has to be the gyro, with one caveat, I prefer it without the meat. I have always ordered them this way. I just happen to be a salad girl and love the fresh flavors of raw salad vegetables. Similar to the vegetarian gyros I have always enjoyed, this sandwich is basically a salad on pita bread topped with feta cheese and tzatziki. It is wonderfully simple and healthy, and is a delicious combination of Greek flavors and textures. Don’t let this sandwich fool you, with the Greek yogurt in the tzatziki and the feta cheese, it packs a protein punch. I hope you enjoy this vegetarian play on gyros as much as I do.
- 4 individual pita breads (preferably Greek or Mediterranean)
- olive oil for heating pita bread (I use extra virgin)
- 3.5 oz. mixed baby salad greens
- 1 small sweet onion
- 3 Roma tomatoes
- 3/4 garden cucumber
- 4 oz feta cheese
- 1/2 cup tzatziki
- salt, and oregano to taste
- aluminum foil to wrap sandwiches
Don’t forget to use Zoale’s tzatziki on this recipe. Click here for the recipe.