Sweet Cherry Buckwheat Pancakes with Bourbon Butter Syrup + Bacon.
When my oldest brother finds out about these gyros, he’s going to be so disappointed.
I can already hear him, “a gyro without ANY MEAT???? No, no, NO…that is just so wrong”. You see, gyros have to be one of Creighton’s favorite foods, but he LOVES them literally jam-packed with thinly sliced lamb and all the toppings imaginable, but mostly a lot of fries. The fry part I completely understand, but I can totally take or leave the meat. So today we are doing the all veggie filled gyro!!
It’s kind of epic and beyond perfect for summer, especially since the markets are just bursting with great summer produce.
So Creighton, don’t hate me. Promise, when I see you next I will make you a giant gyro filled with all meat and fries. It will even be better than all the ones you’re always sending me photos of. 🙂
Speaking of sending photos. YOU GUYS, I never told you this, but about a week and half ago I shattered the screen on my phone… to the point where my phone did not work at all. It’s kind of a long story, but basically I was not careful at all, and smashed my screen, oops. Please tell me I’m not the only one this has happened to? It was the first time I have ever broken a phone, and dear God, I hope it will be the last.
So my phone was completely broken, but luckily I still had my very old phone on hand. Well, technically, I gave my old phone to Asher as a play phone, and she had it…but I stole it back in about five seconds flat. Thing is when I got my old phone back from Asher, the home button wasn’t working… like at all. Anytime I needed to say leave Instagram and go to make a call I would have to completely turn the phone off and start from scratch again, beyond annoying. This is also why I have been semi MIA on snapchat, but I will be back soon with a new recipe story (hopefully Friday or Saturday!!)!
Anyway, I finally got my replacement phone today, and I know this sounds so completely petty, but it’s just amazing to have a working phone again. I never realized how much I used my phone on a daily basis until, I was semi without one. I know that’s horrible, but in my defense a lot of my job revolves around social media, and a lot of my social media I do on my phone (hello to Snapchat + Instagram). Not to mention constant texting and email checking…
Man, I sound like I am REALLY attached to my phone. Promise it’s not quite as horrible as it sounds, but I am really happy to have a working phone again! YES.
Also, I have now learned my lesson, if the urge to throw something strikes, DO NOT reach for my phone just because it is the closest thing. Just DO NOT do it. Gotta find a cabbage or pumpkin or something else, just not the phone.
Alright, so back to the these yummy, veggie filled, Grilled Zucchini Gyros.
They are so DELICIOUS! I know how a veggie gyro might sound, kind of well, lame. But promise, promise, promise, these gyros are anything but. The zucchini gets marinated in one of my favorite spice mixes consisting of olive oil, garlic, oregano, smoked paprika, and tons of lemons. Everything then gets grilled and stuffed into a fresh naan or pita bread with homemade oven fries, sun-dried tomato tzatziki, and all the toppings (hello to feta cheese, kalamata olives, sliced avocado, microgreens, basil + cherry tomatoes)… SO good!
The tzatziki alone has so much flavor. Personally, I find regular old tzatziki to be slightly on the boring side, so when I make it, I love to add a fun pop of flavor. Sun-dried tomatoes never fail me, and since this is such a Greek inspired meal, I went for it. This dip can be used for so many other things besides these gyros. Think easy summer appetizer with pita chips… as a dressing, both on or in the salad… or even served over grilled meats and seafood. Basically, it’s just an all around perfect sauce! 🙂
From there you add in your fries… an obvious must! Then move onto to the toppings. My must haves are avocado, kalamata olives, and feta… can’t do these Gyros without those!!
Then just wrap it all up and attempt to get your mouth around the whole thing. Not going to lie, it’s a bit of a challenge, but you really need to just go all in. Slightly messy, but so worth it! Too difficult or messy… just go the bowl route, it does make for a lot easier eating!
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And now we feast… bring it on Zucchini Gyros. ?
I’ve had this pinned for almost two years and finally made it. It is so delicious! From my husband’s mouth: “this is such a good vegetarian option, I don’t miss the meat.” Thank you!
WOW!! I am so happy to hear that! Thank you Julie!
My friend Cindy made this for lunch today and it was AMAZING! Like, seriously amazing.
So happy you guys liked it! Thanks Allyson!
This is a stellar recipe…thank you so much for sharing it!
Glad you like it! Thanks!
I hope you don’t mind I was inspired by this amazing recipe to make my own: http://www.rhiansrecipes.com/2016/08/13/vegan-souvlaki-bowl-avocado-tzatziki/
Not at all!! Thats amazing!! Thank you!
Ouch, your poor phone! Hope you can get it fixed! 🙁 Anyways, this gyros looks INSANE. I’ve never actually tried a gyro, but it looks so tasty!
OMG! You must try one! They’re so delicious!
Fries in a gyro? Is this a common US thing? I’m british and live in Canada and have never heard of the like;) I have made your meatballs a few times, (the ones with gojuchang, pomegranate molasses and wet bread), they were amazing!!:)
Hey Delyth! No, its not a common food in the US, but just thought it would be good together!! Anyway, I am so happy they were amazing!! Hope you enjoy this recipe too if you get a chance to try it! ?
Originally when you posted this recipe I thought: zucchini in a gyro? Ew no. But then…the recipe stayed on my mind. I love Mediterranean flavors and this seemed like a good way to use up some of the zucchini abundance in my fridge. I used a combo of all yellow and green zucchini (I don’t like mushrooms) and I didn’t have any avocado but I made some hummus to smear on the pita (along with the jazzed up sun dried tomato tzatziki ?). That also helps pump up the protein in this vegetarian meal. The fries inside the gyro were such a fun addition, too!! I was doubtful at first but I have been converted and made a believer. As always, this was such a tasty recipe, Tieghan. ?
YES! So happy you went for it and liked it!! The hummus must have been delish!! Your welcome!!
Thank you so much for making it Melanie!
I made this recipe last night and it was amazing! I mixed the left over grilled zucchini in with chickpeas, feta, spinach, Tzatziki and tomatoes for a similar sandwich for lunch today.
Thanks for the amazing recipes, I have yet to try one that is not a keeper.
Oh wow! That sounds awesome!! And that sandwich ?! So glad you liked it, Thanks Julie!
I made these this weekend, OMG so good! And very timely – my garden runneth over with zucchini right now. I didn’t have any yogurt in the house, so I subbed a whole avocado instead in the tzatziki. Nomnomnom!
That sounds AMAZING!! So happy it was delicious Andrea!
A veggie gyro so does not sound lame. I’m in love!
WOOHOO! I hope you enjoy this Laura! ?
I’ll have to try these for sure! I don’t think you need meat in these if you have grilled veggies! They must have so much flavor! 🙂
YES! So much flavor! Thanks Caroline!
Yum! It’s farm market day here… I know what I’m picking up!
Haha! I hope you enjoy this one! Thanks!
Me and your brother are in the same boat, gyros are one of my ALL TIME FAVORITES. But I on the other hand, just went vegetarian and thought they were out of my life for good. Then I saw this. And literally danced haha. Since today is my birthday, I’m just going to pretend this is a special gift to me 😉 lol
SO happy i could introduce you to veggie Gyros!! Happy birthday as well!!
Wow wow wow, YUM. What a splendid idea! These look so fresh and delicious. I stocked up on naan at a grocery sale recently (I still have yet to make my own, but I mean to try your recipe for it soon), so I have lots available for this recipe.
I have a hard time admitting to people that sometimes the urge to throw something really does come on. It is not a regular thing, but maybe a few times a year. There are a couple of tiny dents in my bedroom wall from the day I threw a hairbrush and a bottle of Vitamin C at it. Both broke, and I felt like a complete ass. I reckon since you are usually in the kitchen, a bowl of fruit might provide satisfying choices. A banana has good heft to it, and probably would not make too much mess. 😛 Sometimes things just need to be let out, and hitting a pillow is usually unsatisfying. Plus, as Julia Child said, with just you in the kitchen, who’s to see/know. 😉
Hey Kate!! haha! I am so with you, sometimes things just need to be thrown…next time I need to find something a little less valuable though…oops! Have a great weekend! ?
This recipe sounds delicious! Definitely saving it for later!