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Chicken Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce

Photo by YSP
As promised, here is my favorite Greek inspired recipe I've been looking forward to sharing with ya'll. On our visit, I learned that tzatziki sauce is a common condiment or garnish served in Greece.  It's an extremely healthy and versatile sauce that pairs well with meats, fish and vegetables.  One thing that is imperative when making this tzatziki is to use a true Greek yogurt and an English (seedless) cucumber.

We've been enjoying the sauce on top of a chicken gyro.  Here's the skinny on the photo above.  Start with a piece of flatbread, top with arugula, grilled chicken, red onion, feta and tzatziki sauce.  It's so, so yummy and has become a summer staple in our house!

Tzatziki Sauce (makes about 2/3 cup)

1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 English cucumber, finely diced
1 garlic clove, minced and crushed
1 tsp. minced dill
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper

In a food processor, combine ingredients.  Serve immediately as a garnish or refridgerate for later use.


  1. Yum! Looks like a great lunch recipe. I haven't been back to Greece since our family vaca in '04 for the Olympics. I developed a serious crush on authentic Greek food....6 extra pounds worth :(

  2. wow this looks delish! Never thought of making my own. My roomie will go nuts.