Gyro sandwich is stuffed with garlic flavored shrimp, cool cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, peppers, and feta!
Don’t forget the tzatziki sauce!
This shrimp gyro recipe is an easy way to bring Greek food to your home with minimal steps and ingredients. this recipe is so simple and easy to make that you can find all of the ingredients at your local grocery store and have your sandwiches prepared and ready to eat within minutes flat! This shrimp pita recipe is perfect for any quick and light meal that will leave you still feeling satisfied.
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 mouth-watering gyro sandwiches 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 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.
- SeaPak Creamy Garlic Shrimp
- Pita rounds
- Kalamata olives
- Sliced pepperoncini peppers
- Crumbled feta cheese
- Tzatziki Sauce
How to Make Garlic Shrimp Gyro Sandwich
- Prepare the shrimp according to the package directions.
- Wrap your pita rounds in a damp towel and microwave for 30 seconds or until soft.
- Divide the shrimp and a little sauce between the pita rounds.
- Top with cucumber, tomato, olives, peppers, and feta.
- Serve the gyros with some homemade tzatziki sauce.
How to Make Tzatziki Sauce
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 3 tablespoon peeled grated cucumber
- Splash lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- Salt to taste
- In a bowl, stir together all the ingredients until smooth and creamy.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Store the tzatziki in the fridge until ready to serve.
What is a true gyro sandwich?
A gyro sandwich usually has lamb as the meat or a different cut of meat like roast beef or chicken if you’re here in the states. It also has lettuce, tomatoes, olives, and a yogurt-based tzatziki sauce over the top all sandwiched between pita bread. you may even find some with french fries as an ingredient in the filling!
How long are gyros good for?
Your gyros are best when made and served immediately but you can keep the leftover meat filling stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 or 3 days.
Can gyros be eaten cold?
gyros are best served when hot or warm but if the meat in the filling has already been thoroughly cooked then you can technically eat the sandwich while it is cold.
If you love gyro recipes you may love these other Greek recipes:
- Easy Greek Gyro Skillet
- Greek Style Lamb Chops
- Greek Pasta Salad
- How To Make Chicken Gyros
- Greek Chicken Souvlaki Recipe
- Loaded Greek Fries
- Greek Egg Benedict Recipe
- 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.
Amount Per Serving Calories 344Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 128mgSodium 845mgCarbohydrates 40gFiber 3gSugar 4gProtein 26g