Grilled halloumi gyros stuffed with sweet potato fries, pickled red onions, fresh tomato slices, babaganoush, and drizzle with tzatziki all wrapped in pita bread.
These gyros are inspired by traditional greek street food where we’ve kept its authenticity with traditional fixings of tomato, red onion, tzatziki and potatoes and added our own twist.
To make these a bit healthier, we opted for going meatless and replaced it with grilled halloumi cheese as well as going with sweet potato fries instead of regular potatoes.
To assemble, everything gets stuffed into pita bread. We start with a layer of babaganoush, thin slices of tomatoes, followed by the sweet potato fries, halloumi cheese, next topped with pickled red onions and finally finished with tzatziki.
It can be a little tricky to fold the pita perfectly. We recommend assembling your gyros first and warming them after as to avoid tearing the pita bread.
To make things a little less messy and hold everything together the gyros can be tightly rolled into aluminum foil and warmed in the oven at 375 F degrees for about 5 minutes. Unfold as you would a shawarma and enjoy!
Lena’s kitchen blog has a great recipe for pickled red onions which we often make. Get the recipe here! For best results we recommend making the night before.
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