Recipe courtesy of Brianna Jenkins

Lamb Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce and Spicy Sour Cream Sauce

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 8 gyros



For serving:

Tzatziki Sauce:

Spicy Sour Cream Sauce:


  1. In a large bowl, toss the cubed lamb with the garlic, thyme, oregano, rosemary, and lemon juice. Coat the lamb completely. Let the lamb marinate for 30 minutes. 
  2. Heat a large, deep skillet over high heat and drizzle in the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Season the lamb with 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Add the lamb to the skillet and cook until browned on all sides and cooked to medium-rare, about 4 minutes on each side. 
  3. Heat the pita bread in a dry pan or in the microwave for just a few seconds until warm and pliable. On each piece of bread, lay a few pieces of lamb, some tomato slices, lettuce, feta and a spoonful of each sauce. Transfer to a serving platter, fold and enjoy!

Tzatziki Sauce:

  1. To make Tzatziki sauce: 
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cucumber, mint, dill, lemon zest, and yogurt. Season with salt, to taste, and serve with the gyros. 
  3. Yield: about 2 cups

Spicy Sour Cream Sauce:

  1. To make Spicy Sour Cream Sauce: 
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the sour cream, lemon, and sriracha sauce together until completely blended. Season the sauce with salt, to taste, and serve with the gyros. 
  3. Yield: about 1 cup