Love a classic chicken gyro recipe? How about trying it on a salad! This light and healthy gyro salad is completed with a generous dollop of thick creamy Tzatziki Sauce.
We eat a lot of salads in the spring.
Partly because fresh greens and veggies are readily available at the newly opened farmers markets, and partly because swimsuit season is looming on the horizon.
In the spring, I love taking traditional dishes and revamping them into light and healthy salads. One of my very favorite traditional dishes is a chicken gyro recipe. I am crazy over the combination of zesty grilled chicken, cucumber, mint leaves, and thick tzatziki sauce.
I know, I know… traditional tzatziki sauce is somewhat thin. But I like mine to have a little stand-up power. I make tzatziki sauce extra thick and creamy with lots of cucumber, lemon zest, and dill.
It is sooooooo good guys. So good.
And of course the perfect topper for a chicken gyro recipe, or a chicken gyro salad!
So today I’ve simply reduced the bread and increased the greens to make a lighter version of this beloved dish.
You could use this recipe to make marvelous classic gyros with tzatziki sauce, but if you are planning that beach trip or needing to buy shorts for the season… why not go for a salad.
I promise, you won’t miss the extra bread.
Just whip up the tzatziki sauce, grill the marinated chicken, and pile on the veggie toppings.
Give each salad a couple flat bread wedges and a dollop of tzatziki sauce, and you have a very satisfying and healthy dinner everyone will love.
I say bring on the warm weather and bring on the greens!
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