Chicken Gyro Salad with Creamy Tzatziki

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.

Chicken Gyro Salad (or Wraps) with Creamy Tzatziki Sauce! #gyro #salad #tzatzikisauce

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.

Making - Chicken Gyro Salad (or Wraps) with Creamy Tzatziki Sauce! #gyro #salad #tzatzikisauce

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.

Creamy Tzatziki Sauce! #gyro #salad #tzatzikisauce

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.

Easy Chicken Gyro Salad (or Wraps) with Creamy Tzatziki Sauce! #gyro #salad #tzatzikisauce

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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25 comments on “Chicken Gyro Salad with Creamy Tzatziki

  1. Jenny Flakeposted April 21, 2014 at 7:13 am Reply

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these flavors! Great recipe!!

  2. Mariaposted April 21, 2014 at 7:14 am Reply

    Great salad for summer!

  3. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted April 21, 2014 at 7:16 am Reply

    Chicken gyro salad s so good and I love homemade Tzatziki!

  4. Christine from Cook the Storyposted April 21, 2014 at 7:26 am Reply

    I love Tzatziki sauce, and I’d like a bowl full of that salad goodness right now!

  5. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted April 21, 2014 at 7:48 am Reply

    Um, this is my kind of salad!! Love the flavors, Sommer!

  6. Amy (Super Healthy Kids)posted April 21, 2014 at 7:55 am Reply

    So delicious Sommer!

  7. marlaposted April 21, 2014 at 8:26 am Reply

    Love this healthy salad!!

  8. Heather Christoposted April 21, 2014 at 8:36 am Reply

    this looks like the perfect salad for our household!! love it!

  9. Julie @ Table for Twoposted April 21, 2014 at 8:52 am Reply

    LOVE this so so much. I’m obsessed with Greek food and this just about makes me wanna have it for dinner!

  10. Jennie @themessybakerblogposted April 21, 2014 at 8:59 am Reply

    Yes to this gorgeous salad. I love tzatziki; I could eat it my the spoonful. I can’t wait to make this salad. Yum!

  11. Gabyposted April 21, 2014 at 9:09 am Reply

    Amazing flavors, love it!

  12. Naomiposted April 21, 2014 at 9:56 am Reply

    Yes, I’m all for trying it on a salad!

  13. Tanya Schroederposted April 21, 2014 at 1:08 pm Reply

    This is a wonderful summer salad. Love anything Greek, especially tzatziki sauce!!

  14. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted April 21, 2014 at 1:51 pm Reply

    I love gyros, what a perfect lunch or light dinner!

  15. Carol at Wild Goose Teaposted April 21, 2014 at 5:25 pm Reply

    Maybe I am just hungry, but this looks so appealing. Its a little smorgasbord on a
    plate. Plus I love greek yogurt dipping sauce. It would make an awesome lunch that I could have at work.

  16. Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Livingposted April 21, 2014 at 9:11 pm Reply

    Love this lightened up version of gyro!

    Rating: 5
  17. Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffronposted April 21, 2014 at 9:04 pm Reply

    Yum…I love a thick tzatziki as well :) Sounds nice and fresh for spring!

  18. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookieposted April 22, 2014 at 1:37 pm Reply

    I just posted a gyro salad today too! Great minds. I love how you presented yours with everything separated, very pretty.

  19. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted April 22, 2014 at 4:36 pm Reply

    Gyros make all of us happy, my family would love this!

  20. JanetFCTCposted April 22, 2014 at 5:27 pm Reply

    This looks absolutely amazing. Is there anything that isn’t delicious with Tzatziki Sauce? :-D

  21. Nancy Longposted April 22, 2014 at 6:43 pm Reply

    Perfect, we have been invited to a friend’s timeshare in Cancun in a few weeks and this will be perfect for lunch one day. I’ve been trying to decide simple recipes to take with me.

  22. Samantha Velezposted April 24, 2014 at 2:43 pm Reply

    I love how you made this a light meal by making it a salad instead of a wrap. It includes all of my favorite things about gyros (the flavor, Tzatziki, vegetables, etc.) but in a lighter version using lettuce as a bed for all the toppings. Great recipe!

    Rating: 5
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  25. Kristenposted August 21, 2016 at 10:04 pm Reply

    Stumbled across this gem on pintrest. Made the recipe exactly as is for dinner tonight- only alteration was I added fresh mint to the tzatziki instead of on the side. Absolute perfection!

    Rating: 5