08.17.15

Roasted Vegetable Gyros with Cucumber-Mint Sauce

Okay, so we realize that a Gyro is usually filled with meat but with this gorgeous medley of vegetables and the big flavor from Greek-Style spice blends, we promise you won’t miss the meat!  Try our Meatless take on the traditional Greek dish that is packed with vitamins and minerals!

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Ingredients (Serves 2):

  • 1 zucchini, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 12 button mushrooms, cleaned and stem removed and halved (if they are really big mushrooms then you may need to quarter them)
  • 1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, core/seeds removed and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 2 Whole Wheat Pitas, cut in half and split open to form pockets
  • For the Cucumber-Mint Sauce:
    • 1/2 cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
    • 1 cup Chobani Plain, Non-Fat Greek Yogurt
    • 2 tbsp. fresh chopped mint
    • 2 cloves of garlic
    • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
    • salt and pepper, to taste

Method:

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2.  Chop all of your veggies for roasting (the bell peppers, the mushrooms, the onion, and the zucchini).  Place them in a large bowl.  Drizzle with 2 tbsp. of olive oil and toss to coat evenly.  Now add your seasonings (the salt, pepper, chili powder, thyme, oregano, and cumin).  Toss again to evenly coat.

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3.  Pour seasoned veggies onto a rimmed cooking sheet and spread evenly across the sheet.  Roast the veggies in the oven for 25 minutes, or until tender.

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4.  Meanwhile, lets make the Cucumber-Mint Sauce.  Combine the yogurt, mint, lemon juice, garlic and cucumber in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.  Season with salt and pepper to taste and set in the fridge until ready to use.

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5.  Divide the vegetables among the pita pockets and drizzle with a generous helping of the Cucumber-Mint Sauce.  Serve, and enjoy!  oh, and don’t forget to pass around extra sauce while enjoying your gyros–the more the merrier!

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Recipe adapted from the Healthy Dish of the Day cookbook.

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