It was getting warmer, so I decided it was time to fire up the grill for the first time of the season! First up, these grilled lamb gyros that you can easily make gluten free, dairy free, soy free and nut free by using gluten free pitas and making homemade dairy free tzatziki sauce! Honestly these were not the type of meal I would normally make first thing in the spring, but I FINALLY found plain coconut milk greek yogurt at the grocery store. I have no idea why it took so long for them to start stocking plain, they always have raspberry and blueberry – don’t they know plain greek makes a good substitute for sour cream and normal yogurt? Anyways, I’ve been watching my husband savor regular gyros every time we go to a Coney Island for lunch. I hadn’t had lamb until a few years ago when I decided randomly to buy some chops at the store – I loved it so I’m slowly working it into my repertoire. I had some in the freezer so gluten free, dairy free, soy free, Lamb Gyros it is! If you’re not into lamb you can easily swap out chicken in this recipe too (pictures and directions to be posted in a few days – we made LOTS of my homemade dairy free tzatziki so we had both types of gyros this week).
Grilled Lamb Gyros
2 lbs boneless leg of lamb or lamb chops. sliced into 1/2″ strips
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup lemon juice (juice of 1 lemon)
2 tsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
1 batch tzatziki sauce
GF Pita bread (I like My Pita which you can get at Whole Foods in the refrigerated section)
Toppings, I like chopped tomatoes, thinly sliced red onions, and arugula (lettuce works too)
Combine the garlic, lemon, vinegar, oil, amd oregano. Pour over lamb and marinate for 2-6 hours. Heat your grill to medium high heat. thread the slices of marinated lamb on skewers and place on the grill. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side for medium-rare, 5-6 minutes for medium (more if you like them more done).
Warm your pita (I just pop mine of the grill for a minute or so each side), top with lamb, tomatoes, onions, and tzatziki. Sooooo good!