Greek Gyro Salad with Avocado Tzatziki Recipe

gyro taco salad with tzatziki guacamole recipe in a bowlI had Greek tacos at a good friend’s home one day, and I’ll confess, I was doubtful. However one bite, and my state of mind right away changed to motivated. I couldn’t get enough of the fresh Mediterranean tastes along with smooth avocado. That’s why I produced a deconstructed variation, a Greek Gyro Salad Dish.

Here’s how to make it.

Gyro Taco Salad with Tzatziki Guacamole Dish

gyro taco salad with tzatziki guacamole recipe in a bowl

Components

Gyro Meat

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1.5 pounds. hamburger or lamb
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 6 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup sliced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh dill
  • sliced romaine lettuce
  • sliced tomatoes
  • sliced cucumber

Tzatziki Guacamole

  • 2 big avocados
  • 1 medium or 1/2 big cucumber
  • 1/4 cup fresh sliced dill
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (or more, if you like)
  • salt to taste

 

gyro taco salad with tzatziki guacamole recipe ingredients

Instructions

In a little bowl, integrate the oregano, coriander, thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper. Reserve.

Heat the olive oil in a big frying pan over medium-high heat. When hot, include the onion and saute for 3-5 minutes, or till it starts to soften. Include the garlic and stir till aromatic.

garlic in saute pan for gyro taco salad with tzatziki guacamole recipe

Include the meat to the pan and break it up with a spatula to motivate it to brown. When it’s about midway through cooking, include half of the spice mix.

browned meat for gyro taco salad with tzatziki guacamole recipe

Continue cooking till the meat has actually browned. Include the staying spice mix. Let the meat keep cooking so it sort of shallow french fries itself in the recurring fat in the pan. When the meat is browned and quite crispy, stir in the lemon juice, fresh parsley, and fresh dill.

To prepare the tzatziki, scoop the expand of the avocados and mash them till relatively smooth along with the lemon juice.

Utilize a box grater to grate the cucumber (I like utilizing a mix of the little and medium-sized holes on the grater to offer the dip more texture).

Location the shredded cucumber in a tea towel and twist it over the sink to eliminate any excess water from the cucumber. You don’t need to eliminate all of the water, as a few of the cucumber juice will supply taste to the dip.

Include the cucumber to the mashed avocados along with the sliced dill. Integrate the components together and season with salt to taste.

gyro taco salad with tzatziki guacamole recipe in a bowl

Serve your gyro meat on top of sliced lettuce with fresh tomatoes and cucumbers. Location a dollop of the tzatziki guacamole on top.

gyro taco salad with tzatziki guacamole recipe

gyro taco salad with tzatziki guacamole recipe in a bowl

gyro taco salad with tzatziki guacamole recipe in a bowl

 

gyro taco salad with tzatziki guacamole recipe in a bowl

 

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Description

Greek Gyro salad built like a taco salad topped with Tzatziki Guacamole



Scale

Components

Gyro Meat:

1 tablespoon olive oil

1.5 pounds. hamburger or lamb

1 cup diced red onion

6 cloves minced garlic

2 teaspoon dried oregano

2 teaspoon ground coriander

2 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

2 teaspoon lemon juice

1/3 cup sliced fresh parsley

1/4 cup sliced fresh dill

sliced romaine lettuce

sliced tomatoes

sliced cucumber

Tzatziki Guacamole:

2 big avocados

1 medium or 1/2 big cucumber

1/4 cup fresh sliced dill

2 tablespoons lemon juice (or more, if you like)

salt to taste


In a little bowl, integrate the oregano, coriander, thyme, paprika, salt and pepper. Reserve. 

 

Heat the olive oil in a big frying pan over medium-high heat. When hot, include the onion and saute for 3-5 minutes, or till it starts to soften. Include the garlic and stir till aromatic.

 

Include the meat to the pan and break it up with a spatula to motivate it to brown. When it’s about midway through cooking, include half of the spice mix. Continue cooking till the meat has actually browned. Include the staying spice mix. Let the meat keep cooking so it sort of shallow french fries itself in the recurring fat in the pan. When the meat is browned and quite crispy, stir in the lemon juice, fresh parsley and fresh dill.

 

To prepare the tzatziki, scoop the expand of the avocados and mash them till relatively smooth along with the lemon juice.

 

Utilize a box grater to grate the cucumber (I like utilizing a mix of the little and medium sized holes on the grater to offer the dip more texture).

 

Location the shredded cucumber in a tea towel and twist it over the sink to eliminate any excess water from the cucumber. You don’t need to eliminate all of the water, as a few of the cucumber juice will supply taste to the dip.

 

Include the cucumber to the mashed avocados along with the sliced dill. Integrate the components together and season with salt to taste.

 

Serve your gyro meat on top of sliced lettuce with fresh tomatoes and cucumbers. Location a dollop of the tzatziki guacamole on top.

  • Classification: Lunch, Supper
  • Technique: Stovetop
  • Food: Greek

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of dish
  • Calories: 592.5
  • Sugar: 3.4 g
  • Salt: 420.1 mg
  • Fat: 38.6 g
  • Hydrogenated Fat: 7.4 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 22.2 g
  • Trans Fat: .98 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.2 g
  • Fiber: 6.7 g
  • Protein: 47 g
  • Cholesterol: 149.7 mg
  • Net Carbohydrates: 8.34 g

Keywords: gyro salad, avocado tzatziki, how to make gyro

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About the Author

A food blog writer, dish designer, and individual chef based in Missouri, Priscilla concentrates on low-carb, Paleo, gluten-free, keto, vegetarian, and low FODMAP cooking. See what she’s cooking on Priscilla Cooks, and follow her food experiences on Instagram and Pinterest.

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