Turkey Gyros Recipe
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Turkey Gyros Recipe

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Greek seasoning, feta cheese and dill-cucumber sauce give this gyro an authentic taste. It was my family's introduction to how really good pita bread can be. Instead of feta cheese, we'll sprinkle on cheddar or Monterey Jack if we have it. —Donna Garvin, Glens Falls, New York
Featured In: 38 Greek-Style Dinners
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled
  • 2/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons dill weed
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 pound turkey breast tenderloin, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt-free Greek seasoning
  • 8 thin tomato slices
  • 4 pita breads (6 inches), warmed
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 gyro: 328 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 446mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. Finely chop one-third of the cucumber; place in a small bowl. Toss with sour cream, onion, dill and lemon juice. Thinly slice remaining cucumber.
  2. In a nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add turkey; cook and stir 5-7 minutes or until no longer pink. Sprinkle with Greek seasoning.
  3. Serve turkey, tomato and sliced cucumber on pita breads. Top with lettuce, cheese and sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
To make your own salt-free Greek seasoning: In a small bowl, combine 1-1/2 tsp. dried oregano, 1 tsp. each dried mint and dried thyme and 1/2 tsp. each dried basil, dried marjoram and dried minced onion and 1/4 tsp. dried minced garlic. Store airtight in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: 2 Tbsp.
Originally published as Turkey Gyros in Light & Tasty April/May 2003, p63

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jtermont User ID: 1863534 138815
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2014

"I really like gyros and this was a good recipe. I couldn't find Greek seasoning, so I used a savory seasoning. I also had a hard time finding turkey tenderloin, so I used cooked turkey breast. It was still very good and I loved the cucumber sauce."

nicasmom User ID: 2879692 42373
Reviewed May. 20, 2013

"Very good! Nice flavors."

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