We’re big fans of the gyro sandwich. A great gyro is piled high with succulent lamb, beef or chicken on hearty pita bread. Our motto when it comes to gyros is, “the more meat, the better.” Add some tangy tzatziki sauce and you’re in gyro heaven. And of course as we are also big bacon fans, we decided to create a gyro with bacon instead of the traditional meat fillings. We coated meaty bacon slices with Greek seasonings and baked them to perfection. Then we stuffed them in pita bread and slathered on the tzatziki to create this “Gyro BLT.” Enjoy, bacon fans!
Gyro Pita BLT
- 3 Gyro seasoned bacon strips, cooked, cut in half
- 1 Pita rounds
- Red onion, to taste, thinly sliced,
- Tomato, to taste, sliced
- Lettuce, to taste, shredded
- Tzatziki (make the day before)
- Tzatziki Sauce:
- 16 ounces plain yogurt
- 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped
- Pinch kosher salt
- 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh dill
Place the yogurt in a tea towel or cheese cloth. Set over a bowl; cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
Later, place the chopped cucumber in a tea towel, and squeeze to remove as much liquid as possible. Discard the liquid and add to the drained yogurt.
Mash the garlic cloves into a paste and combine with the salt, dill, olive oil, and vinegar. Refrigerate for at least an hour to let the flavors meld together. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for no more than one week.
Spread a heaping dollop of Tzatziki Sauce onto a pita, followed by a small handful of lettuce. Top with bacon strips, tomato, and onions. Serve with a side of tzatziki and rice pilaf, greek salad, or french fries.