Gyro Salad with Tzatziki Dressing Recipe

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Gyro Salad with Tzatziki Dressing Recipe
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Gyro Salad with Tzatziki Dressing Recipe

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If you're fond of gyros, you'll enjoy this garden-fresh salad showcasing ground lamb, crumbled feta cheese, Kalamata olives, tomatoes and a creamy, tangy dressing.
MAKES:
4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • DRESSING:
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and coarsely shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • SALAD:
  • 1/2 pound ground lamb or ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Greek seasoning or oregano leaves
  • 1 package (10 ounces) hearts of romaine salad mix
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 package (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup pitted Greek olives, drained
  • Toasted pita bread wedges

Directions

In a large bowl, sprinkle cucumber with salt; mix well. Let stand 5 minutes. Drain. Stir in remaining dressing ingredients. Cover and refrigerate.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook lamb, onion and Greek seasoning until meat is no longer pink; drain.
Arrange salad mix on a large serving platter; top with tomatoes, cheese, olives and lamb. Spoon dressing over salad. Serve immediately with toasted pita wedges. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Gyro Salad with Tzatziki Dressing in Taste of Home Cooking School Collection Spring 2007, p19

  • DRESSING:
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and coarsely shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • SALAD:
  • 1/2 pound ground lamb or ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Greek seasoning or oregano leaves
  • 1 package (10 ounces) hearts of romaine salad mix
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 package (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup pitted Greek olives, drained
  • Toasted pita bread wedges
  1. In a large bowl, sprinkle cucumber with salt; mix well. Let stand 5 minutes. Drain. Stir in remaining dressing ingredients. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook lamb, onion and Greek seasoning until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  3. Arrange salad mix on a large serving platter; top with tomatoes, cheese, olives and lamb. Spoon dressing over salad. Serve immediately with toasted pita wedges. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Gyro Salad with Tzatziki Dressing in Taste of Home Cooking School Collection Spring 2007, p19

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shanniegal User ID: 2931619 81288
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2012

"I took this to a potluck and nothing was left. Thankfully I had more ingredients at home so I could make more. The dressing is good on any salad or even by itself."

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AlabamaStoneThrower User ID: 5291635 209512
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2010

"I used beef, omitted the salt, and substituted black olives for Greek...still it turned out YUMMY!! The family LOVED it!"

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