Last updated on December 4th, 2018 at 05:52 pm
Love to grab a Gyro sandwich on the run? You can have all the flavors of a Gyro but in the form of Gyro Nachos. Perfect for a party and full of Greek flavors! Make everything ahead of time and assemble when ready to wow your guests!
My husband Brooks is really the one that introduced me to Greek food and a gyro. When he travels, which is all the time, he eats Greek or Mediterranean food at least once during each trip. He is drawn to a gyro and the flavors of cucumber, dill, lemon, lamb, and that tasty pita bread!
Know what I don’t see a lot of? Greek Nachos much less Gyro Nachos!
Making Gyro Nachos
I was never a fan of lamb until recently so I guess you can say that my palate is “growing up” and getting more mature, unlike my sense of humor. I think my taste bud turn-around is coming after dropping most of my sugar and processed foods that were in my diet.
Brooks still reminds me when I eat a sweet potato that I used to HATE them. Now I really like them and eat them all the time. People change, especially me! After making my Greek Seasoning Mix, I was desperate to try it on some lamb.
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A gyro is a perfect vehicle for trying lamb for the first time. Lamb is a small, yet integral, part of a gyro but there are so many other flavors in it. Bright and crisp cucumber, crunchy lettuce, salty feta cheese, juicy tomato, briny Kalamata olives, and that warm flatbread.
It’s hard to find fresh flatbread and pita where I live so I have to buy from the grocery store, but if you can find it fresh, get it! My Pa used to get pita at a local Greek place in Jacksonville where they made it fresh every day, but sadly, that place is out of business now.
The only thing that I need to rev up store-bought pita is a warm oven and some olive oil!
All the brightness of the fresh ingredients play so well with the warm pita bread chips and the spicy lamb make the perfect bite!Print
Love to grab a Gyro sandwich on the run? You can have all the flavors of a Gyro but in the form of Gyro Nachos.
For the lamb
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1/2 medium Onion (chopped)
- 1 lb Lamb (ground)
- 2 tablespoons Red Wine (optional)
- 2 tablespoons Homemade Greek Seasoning Mix (recipe link below)
For the Gyro Nachos
- 2 pieces Pita Bread (whole)
- 1 cup Romaine Lettuce (chopped)
- 1 small Tomato (diced)
- 6 ounces Feta cheese (crumbled)
- 1/2 cup Kalamata Olives (chopped)
- 1/4 cup Tzatziki Sauce (recipe link below)
- In a medium saucepan, add your olive oil and heat to shimmering.
- Add your lamb and stir to break up the chunks.
- Add the Greek Seasoning Mix and wine and stir.
- Cook the lamb until it is done.
- Remove the lamb and place in a bowl.
Assemble the Gyro Nachos
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Slice the pita bread into wedges, like a pizza.
- Place on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes or until warm and toasty.
- Remove the pan of pita and add the lamb and feta cheese on top.
- Place back in the oven to warm the lamb and cheese for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted to your liking.
- Remove the pan from oven and add the toppings (tomatoes, onions, lettuce, olives, and tzatziki sauce).
- Serve to your guests or keep for yourself:)
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- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Easy
- Cuisine: American
- Calories: 327
Keywords: Nachos, Greek food, Tzatziki Sauce, appetizers, snacks
If you are wanting a gyro but need to share with friends, make my Gyro Nachos! Perfect for a party!
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