Satisfy Your Cravings with a Classic Greek Gyro Recipe for Lunch


Satisfy Your Cravings with a Classic Greek Gyro Recipe for Lunch

What are the traditional ingredients and flavors of a classic Greek gyro recipe?

Satisfy Your Cravings with a Classic Greek Gyro Recipe for Lunch

Looking for a fresh and delicious lunch idea? Look no further than a classic Greek gyro! This flavorful sandwich is made with tender slices of grilled meat, crisp veggies, and a tangy yogurt sauce, all wrapped up in a warm pita. Whether you’re a Greek food aficionado or just looking to mix up your lunchtime routine, this gyro recipe is the perfect choice.


  • 1 lb. lamb or beef, sliced thin
  • 1 onion, sliced thin
  • 1 red pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4-6 whole wheat pitas
  • Lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers, chopped
  • Feta cheese, crumbled (optional)


  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the sliced meat, onion, and red pepper. Add the oregano, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper, and toss to coat the meat and veggies evenly.
  3. Thread the meat and veggies onto skewers, alternating them as you go.
  4. Grill the skewers until the meat is cooked through and the veggies are slightly charred, about 8-10 minutes.
  5. While the skewers are grilling, whisk together the Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and olive oil in a small bowl.
  6. Warm the pitas on the grill for 1-2 minutes per side, until slightly toasted.
  7. To assemble the gyros, remove the meat and veggies from the skewers and divide them among the pitas. Top each gyro with a generous dollop of the yogurt sauce, as well as chopped lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Sprinkle with feta cheese, if desired.
  8. Roll up the pitas tightly and enjoy!

We hope you enjoy this classic Greek gyro recipe as much as we do! It’s perfect for a quick and easy lunch, and you can even make a batch of skewers ahead of time and store them in the fridge for easy meal prep throughout the week. Give it a try and let us know what you think.

Recipe by Jane Doe. Photo by John Smith.

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