Lamb gyros Recipe

It’s filled with succulent meat, crisp vibrant veggies and a fresh flavorful sauce, you’ll get to recreate this Greek delight with only a few simple steps.

Recipe by: Kelly-Anne Damons


  • For the flat bread
  • 3 cup self-rising flour+ extra for dusting surface
  • 2 cups double cream yoghurt
  • 1tsp fine salt
  • 30ml olive oil
  • For the dip
  • 1 cup double cream yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp dill finely chopped
  • 1tbsp mint finely chopped
  • ½ lemon juiced and zest
  • ½ tsp garlic finely chopped
  • ½ cucumber peeled, grated and strained
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For the lamb
  • 1kg lamb shoulder
  • 1 cup double cream yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 heaped tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • For assembling
  • ½ cucumber sliced
  • 2 tomatoes sliced
  • 1 red onion thinly sliced

How To Make Lamb gyros

  1. For the marinade, in a bowl combine the yoghurt, seasonings, garlic, olive oil.
  2. Coat the meat with the marinade and allow the meat to marinate for 1 hour.
  3. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degree Celsius, place the lamb onto a roasting dish and roast for 1 hour.
  4. Allow the lamb to rest for 20 minutes before carving
    To make the flat breads, combine the flour, salt and yoghurt, mix and knead to form a smooth non sticky dough, add more flour if necessary.
  5. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and allow the dough to rest for 15 minutes.
  6. Divide the dough into 6-8 balls and roll out each ball on a floured surface.
  7. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat, brush each flat bread with olive oil and cook for 2-3 minutes, until both sides are browned.
  8. Cover the cooked flat breads with a cloth.
    For the tzatziki dip, place the yoghurt in a medium sized bowl, add in the rest of the ingredients and stir to combine.
  9. To assemble, add 2-3 tablespoons of the tzatziki to a flat bread, add a few slices of the carved lamb, add some sliced red onion, cucumber and tomato, season the veggies with some salt, pepper, roll the gyro and tie with butcher’s twine.
  10. Serve and enjoy.

Chefs Tip: Gyros, pronounced Yee-ros is a meat dish cooked on a tall vertical rotisserie which rotates slowly in front of an electric grill.

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