Gyro sandwich is stuffed with garlic flavored shrimp, cool cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, peppers, and feta! Don’t forget the tzatziki sauce!
My husband and I are taking the kids to a drive-in movie tonight. I’m pretty darn excited (doesn’t take much). There is only one drive-in movie theater in town. While movie theaters that serve food and beer are popping up all over the place; nothing can ever replace the iconic drive-in theater.
I remember seeing Star Wars with my family at the drive-in when I was really young. There was nothing like seeing the story line and those stars scroll up the screen while you are sitting underneath the night’s sky. That is still one of my favorite movie memories.
Back then, there was a large audio box that each car would sidle up to. Sounds from the movie would bellow out of that singular box and flow into our car window. The boxes are gone now; we rely on modern technology now. But the atmosphere is still the same. There are just rows and rows of vans, cars, and trucks. The trunks are open, chairs are unfolded and blankets are ready. There seems to be an air of anticipation. There is something so exciting and freeing about watching a movie on the big in the open air. It’s timeless family fun.
Know what else is timeless? The gyro sandwich. When you think of Greek food, you might think of baklava or chicken kabobs, but for most, the first thing that comes to mind is the gyro. You couldn’t step foot in any Greek festival, restaurant, cafe, food truck, or island without finding a mouth-watering gyro to curb your Mediterranean cravings!
Now that we know the gyro is a Greek classic, I’m going to turn it all on its head. I didn’t have to go to Greek town to find my ingredients, instead, I went to Meijer. I stuffed soft pita bread rounds with saucy SeaPak Lighthouse Selections Creamy Garlic Shrimp. I then piled on the crisp cucumbers, fresh tomatoes, tangy Kalamata olives, peppers and crumbled feta cheese. A homemade tzatziki sauce was served on the side.
The shrimp had lots of garlic, which is a must for any Greek recipe. The flavor of the shrimp is light and the toppings are fresh. This gyro sandwich is a simple yet flavorful recipe that is also guilt-free and totally family friendly.
- 1 14 oz package SeaPak Creamy Garlic Shrimp
- 6 pita rounds
- 1 cup diced cucumber
- 1 cup diced tomato
- 1/3 cup chopped Kalamata olives
- 1/3 cup sliced pepperoncini peppers
- 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
- Tzatziki Sauce
- Prepare shrimp according to package directions.
- Wrap pita rounds in a damp towel, microwave for 30 seconds or until soft.
- Divide shrimp (along with a little sauce) between the pita rounds. Top with cucumber, tomato, olives, peppers and feta.
- Serve gyros with homemade tzatziki sauce.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 344Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 128mgSodium 845mgCarbohydrates 40gFiber 3gSugar 4gProtein 26g