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Healthy Gyros Recipe

Healthy Gyros Recipe

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Some people think that just because we’re a team of nutritionists, fitness fanatics and clean eating crusaders, that we maintain pristine diet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but we’re going to let you in on a little secret… we don’t. We’re human too, and just like everyone else we also have moments when we choose to blatantly ignore everything we know, all in the name of a donut.

Yep, it’s called balance baby, and we’re big believers in it. But there are some things that particularly test our willpower, and when we accidently discovered Greek Gyros (pronounced YEE-ROS) when scrolling through photos of a friend lapping up the local cuisine while enjoying a euro summer, there was no going back. So being the culinary creative clean eating team we are, we healthified it – and quite frankly –  we absolutely nailed it. Now we can eat Gyros all day, errrrrday… and now you can too!

Makes: 2
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
For the chickpea bread:
  • 1/3 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon savoury yeast flakes
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil to fry
Let’s make it:
In a bowl combine all ingredients and whisk well. If mixture is too thick add a little extra water. Heat coconut oil over medium high heat and pour in 1/3 cup fulls of mixture. Cook for 1-2 minutes each side.
For the filling:
  • 4 Lamb fillets or 1 piece lamb back strap
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 sprig Rosemary
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1/2 sweet potato, cut into wedges
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced into wedges
  • Handful rocket
  • 3 tablespoons Greek yoghurt
  • 5 mint leaves
  • Juice of a lemon

Let’s put it together:

  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Combine lamb with spices and sear in oil 1-2 minutes each side. Place in oven for 7 minutes. Rest for 7 minutes. Slice thinly.
  2. Boil sweet potato 5 minutes then coat in 3 teaspoons coconut oil and pinch salt and bake in oven 25 minutes.
  3. Sauté onion in 2 teaspoons coconut oil on low to medium heat for 10 minutes.
  4. Combine yoghurt, mint and lemon juice.
  5. Assemble gyros with lamb, wedges and salad and drizzle with yoghurt

Recipe sourced from Move Nourish Believe, image by Move Nourish Believe.

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