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Turkey Gyros

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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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-thick strips
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt-free Greek seasoning
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 8 thin tomato slices
  • 4 whole pita breads, warmed
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  • Finely chop a third of the cucumber. For sauce, mix sour cream, onion, dill, lemon juice and chopped cucumber. Thinly slice remaining cucumber.
  • In a nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute turkey until no longer pink, 4-6 minutes. Stir in Greek seasoning. Serve turkey, lettuce, tomato and sliced cucumber on pitas; top with sauce and cheese.
To make your own salt-free Greek seasoning: Mix 1-1/2 tsp. dried oregano; 1 tsp. each dried mint and dried thyme; 1/2 tsp. each dried basil, dried marjoram and dried minced onion; and 1/4 tsp. dried minced garlic. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: about 2 Tbsp.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 307 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 422mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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  • Beth
    Jan 25, 2021

    This was really good. I subbed in Greek yogurt for the sour cream, and the tzatziki sauce was awesome. While turkey may not be authentic, it was good and light. I followed the spices recipe but used more spices than the recipe calls for and also salt and pepper on the turkey. I cooked two pounds of turkey so there is enough for leftovers. When I make it again, I would probably add fresh mint as a topping.

  • hbaseley
    Jan 22, 2018

    If you are looking for "authentic" gyro, this may disappoint. If you are looking for gyro flavors in a quick and healthy recipe, this is a keeper! I have two die-hard gyro fans in my house that were very skeptical about the use of turkey and sour cream in the recipe, but both gave this a thumbs up. I will definitely make again!I could not find salt free Greek seasoning, so just used regular Greek seasoning. The turkey tenderloins were only sold in 2 lb packages, so I subbed turkey breast cutlets, and cut the cooking time a bit. We also preferred more meat for 4 people than the 1/2 lb listed in recipe. I used about 3/4 lb per pound, and would use 3/4 - 1lb next time.

  • jtermont
    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.

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  • nicasmom
    May 20, 2013

    Very good! Nice flavors.

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