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Gyro Salad with Tzatziki Dressing

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. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • DRESSING:
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and coarsely shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup 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.

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  • BobbysChicagoBAbe
    Jan 1, 2018

    I only made the dressing, since we had gyros meat here, and wanted the cucumber sauce. This was perfect! Thanks!

  • shanniegal
    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.

  • AlabamaStoneThrower
    Nov 2, 2010

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