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Greek food is so good, I love it.
I mean really, the Greeks know how to eat.
Fresh tomatoes, salty olives, pita bread, artichokes, greek yogurt.
Yeah, I think feta is my very favorite.
The only food that is used in a lot of greek cooking that I do not like is red onions. Which is why you rarely see them in any of my recipes. I don’t hate them, I just prefer not to use them. Especially raw, but trust me I would not, not eat say… guacamole just because it had red onions in it.
They’re just not my favorite.
Well, my time here in Oregon is already coming to end.
I am finally headed home on Thursday and could not be more excited. I miss the Colorado mountains, my kitchen and the luxury of having a grocery store five minutes away.
Oh yeah, I think I am most excited about that last part. Having a grocery store forty-five plus minutes away is not fun. It’s even way worse when you just walk in the door from driving the forty-five minutes there and forty-five minutes back and then realize you forgot the artichokes, blue cheese and bacon.
All essentials, obviously.
This happened every single time. Seriously, every single trip. Ugh.
Really, wasn’t it just yesterday I was complaining to you guys about coming here. Time is flying.
How is it already August and how is it that school is starting in less than three weeks for my siblings?! Can we please just hit the slow mo button now – please!
Pretty please with a cherry on top?
Anyway, these gyros happened for one reason.
I was up to my ears in fresh, gorgeous salmon. Oregon is apparently booming with the prettiest wild caught pink salmon I have ever seen. It was too pretty not to buy.
So I made some greek salmon gyros.
Some really good, really easy gyros that are the perfect fresh summertime dinner. Tons of fresh herbs, lemon, tomatoes, olives, peppers and a rather heavy amount of feta cheese.
Oh and the pitas? You have to make them yourself. There is nothing better than this pita recipe. Nothing. It is SO good.
This whole meal is so good.
And the leftovers make a pretty darn good salad. Oh, and if you do the salad? Make sure you add some pita chips. Chips and salad work. Really well!
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Is it dinner time yet?!?
oh wow HOW delicious! i’m gonna try this.
would hummus be good on there too?
Hi! Yes, hummus will be so delicious! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan
I am not a salmon eater, so revised this wonderful recipe with sirloin steak. I absolutely thought it was one of the best recipes I had ever experimented with. Then I tried it with chicken breast, just as good. I still have to try it with pork loin. also shrimp, which I plan to do tomorrow. Give it a try, all the ingredients the same, just substituting the salmon.
Wow so awesome! I am really glad you are loving this so much Linda, thank you!!
How to make Souvlaki Salmon
Another great recipe! I made this for dinner tonight and it was AMAZING! My husband said, “This has such a great balance of flavors.” (He’s been watching a lot of food network 🙂 I made the homemade pitas and they just took the dish over the top! I’m so glad I found the recipe for them, I dont think I’ll buy the store bought kind again, we are hooked!!
YA!! So happy you loved this!! Thanks Stephanie!
Hi! Great Recipe! I am from Greece and I never think about the idea for salmon on PITA SOUVLAKI! I will try this! Good Job!
These look outrageous! I never thought of putting salmon in a gyro. Yum!
Thank you so much, Ashley!
This sounds wonderful but I’m so confused by the recipe. In step one it says to rub the salmon with a spice mixture and grill it, then in step three it says to combine the olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, dill, etc., toss with the salmon, thread on skewers and grill. You aren’t grilling the salmon twice are you? What is the first rub you are using on the salmon?
Sorry about the confusion! That first step was actually just a side note saying that if you do not have skewers you can grill or sear the salmon whole and chop into chunks. It was not actually a step in the recipe.
I have fixed the recipe to make it less confusing and I hope it helps! Let me know if have any more problems and or questions with it!! Hope you love these and thanks for giving them a try!
Thanks for clearing that up. I’ve got the marinade mixed up ready for the salmon and the tatziki made except for the cucumber which I’ll add 30 minutes before serving so it doesn’t get watery. I can’t wait to serve this for dinner tomorrow! It sounds wonderful!
Hope you loved these!! Let me know what you thought and thanks for giving them a try!
We loved them! I did tweak the recipe a little bit. I only made half the tzatziki sauce and used half ricotta and half Greek yogurt to make sure it wouldn’t get too thin. I blended the sauce ingredients except for the cucumber until smooth then added the cucumber about an hour before serving it. I did pan fry the salmon and red pepper instead of grilling. I coated both in the marinade for about 45 minutes before cooking in a non-stick skillet.
My daughter requested the recipe and my boyfriend commented several times about how good it was!
Thank you for this excellent recipe!
Oh yeah! So happy you love these and thanks for making them!
Love the sound of salmon souvlaki gyros!
Thanks so much, Kevin! They were so good!! I love greek food!
Mmmm, salmon gyros sound delicious! I’ve never thought to make them with something other than lamb, beef, or chicken. What a great idea!
Thank you, Melanie! The salmon worked so well!
Looks so yummy and healthy! Thanks for sharing! x
Genuis! I’ve never seen a gyro with salmon before but I am loving it!
Thank you so much!
I’m totally in love with Greek food too, I think it may be one of my favorites! And I even like the red onions, but mainly if they’re thinly sliced 🙂 this looks soo delicious, I usually opt for lamb when I make Greek food, but you’ve totally convinced me that I need this in my life!
Thanks so much, Yvonne!
What? 45 minutes drive from the nearest market? I can’t imagine that cos I just have bad memories and always forget things here and there….especially on my grocery list as well. Glad you’re going back to a place where the market is only 5 minutes away. 😉
On a lighter note, these Greek Salmon Souvlaki Gyros with Tzatziki sound wonderful. It will definitely make me forget all the long drive and frustration of forgetting things….that is, if I remember to get all the ingredient to make this. LOL….good that my market is only 15 minutes away. 😉 Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe.
Haha! Thank you so much, Amy! I am very excited to get home!
Greek food is totally fabulous and throwing salmon in a gyro is just genius!
Thank you so much, Julie! I am on a great
I love everything about Greece/Greek 🙂 And you have one more follower here, sweetheart who fell in love with your exotic recipes and awesome photography just a while ago 🙂
Awe, thank you so much!! I am so happy to have you as a new follower!