A gyro is usually a Greek dish of roasted meat served in a pitta, with tomato and tzatziki but this Let’s Get Cooking recipe is for a veggie version.
It can easily be made vegan friendly with a couple of simple swaps. Why not go the whole way and make your own flatbreads and tzatziki? It’s very easy, cheaper and you will know exactly what’s in your meal.
400g can chickpeas
15ml spoon olive/ vegetable oil
15ml spoon smoked paprika or a mix of cayenne pepper and paprika
¼ x 5ml spoon salt Black pepper
1 small red onion finely sliced
225g cherry tomatoes halved
125g bag baby spinach or mixed salad/ lettuce
4 pittas and small pot of Tzatziki if not making your own
275g plain flour (and a bit extra for dusting)
1 x 2.5ml spoon salt
50ml olive or vegetable oil
180ml semi skimmed milk
200g plain low-fat Greek yoghurt
1/3 of a cucumber into ½cm cubes
2 cloves of garlic the yoghurt
1 x 5ml spoon lemon juice
Bowl or Ziplock/sandwich bag
Cutlery or palette knife
Rolling pin (optional)
Clean tea towel
Make the flatbreads before you prepare the chickpea filling.