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Greek Turkey Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

This Greek Turkey Gyros with Tzatziki recipe is healthy, easy and delivers restaurant worthy crispy edges with a surprising technique and is ready in under an hour! Perfect for weeknights or office lunches!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 521kcal
Author: Nancy Buchanan


  • 1/2 onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 pound Foster Farms Organic Ground Turkey
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup torn lettuce
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup diced cucumber
  • 4 pita breads
  • 1 cup tzatziki sauce

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup diced cucumber
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 Tablespoons minced fresh dill
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


For Turkey Gyros

  • Add the onion and the garlic to a food processor. Using the "pulse" setting, process until finely chopped but not pureed. 
  • Add the turkey meat, marjoram, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper. Process until thoroughly mixed and the turkey has a paste like consistency, about 3 minutes. 
  • Scoop the turkey mixture out onto a piece of plastic wrap. Using a rubber spatula, form the turkey into a loaf approximately 6 inches long and 1 - 11/2 inches high by 4 inches wide. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour (and up to overnight) OR place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
    Pre heat the oven to 300 degrees if proceeding straight to cooking the turkey.
  • Cook the turkey for appoximately 30 - 40  minutes until the turkey reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
    While the turkey is cooking, make the tzatziki sauce and prepare the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions. 
  • Remove from the oven and cool. Slice into 1/4 inch thick slices. Place on a sheet pan and brush with olive oil. Broil for 3 - 5 minutes or until the edges are crispy. Turn the slices, brush with olive oil and broil for another 3 - 5 minutes. 
  • divide the slices evenly between 4 pita breads and top with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and cucumbers and drizzle with tzatziki sauce. 


Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 1923mg | Potassium: 668mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 10.1mg | Calcium: 222mg | Iron: 2.7mg