Gyros are a Greek street food, which are also a delicious & quick meal to prepare at home! This sauteed mushroom & onion version is especially tasty!
4 pita breads (chubbier pita breads, rather than flat pita pockets, are better for this recipe. Thomas’ brand pita bread found in regular supermarkets works well!) (or, you can make your own delicious flat bread!)
4 ounces sliced mushrooms
1 onion, diced or sliced
1 to 2 tomatoes, enough for 8 thick slices
yogurt (tzatziki) sauce:
1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cucumber, peeled & diced
2 cloves crushed garlic
1/4 to 1/2 squeezed lemon
salt to taste, (pepper, optional)
1. Heat 2 tablespoons canola oil in a skillet on medium heat. Saute the diced or sliced onion for about 5 minutes until softened & golden.
Add the mushroom slices and a bit of salt to taste, & continue gently sauteeing until softened to your liking.
2. Prepare the yogurt sauce by mixing all the sauce ingredients listed above: Yogurt, cucumber, garlic, & lemon juice & salt to taste.
3. Wash the skillet & heat a tablespoon of canola oil on medium heat. Briefly heat both sides of each pita bread, one pita at a time. The pita should be warm & softened so it can be folded a bit, not hard & crispy.
Assemble the ingredients: Warmed pita, sauteed mushroom/onion, yogurt sauce, and tomato slices.
Place a spoon of the yogurt sauce in the center of each pita.
Add a heaping spoon of mushroom mixture, & 2 slices of tomato.
Gyro-to-go is usually folded in a half in a loose cone shape, held together by a cone of butcher paper, wax paper, or foil. At home, you can wrap it in a cone of foil, or just serve as an open-faced sandwich, which people can fold & eat as a finger food. Don’t worry, it is a little messy, but scrumptious!