Healthy In A Hurry: Vegetarian Gyro Sandwich


This week I have another quick ‘n’ easy recipe for you that is healthy and really tasty. This recipe is another balanced-meal-in-one-dish, so you don’t even have to think about any sides to serve along with it. Prep time is just 15 minutes (I promise!), and you’ll need another 30 minutes to refrigerate the sauce and let it set.

As always, I have included a link at the end of the post, so you can download the recipe.

Vegetarian Gyro Sandwich


1 (6 oz.) container plain, low-fat yogurt

1/2 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

1 T. lemon juice

1 T. fresh dill, chopped

Pinch salt and pepper

4 whole wheat pitas

1/2 head green leaf lettuce

1 c. alfalfa sprouts

2 large plum tomatoes, sliced

1 (8 oz.) package garlic & herb flavored crumbled feta cheese


1. To make the sauce, stir together yogurt, cucumber, garlic, lemon juice, dill, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

2. To assemble sandwiches: Wrap pita bread in damp paper towel and microwave for 20 seconds. With the pitas flat side up, evenly layer lettuce, sauce, tomato slices alfalfa sprouts, and feta down the middle of the bread. Fold up both sides.

I love this sandwich – it’s a great break from meat and seafood, but still contains plenty of protein. And, it will really come in handy as we move into warmer days and don’t feel like cooking over a hot stove or warming the oven! I hope you give it a try – let me know what you think!

Download the recipe here: One Move Forward’s Healthy In A Hurry Vegetarian Gyro Sandwich

Posted on May 21, 2012, in Healthy In A Hurry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. This is something that I will do; I love great recipes like this. Thanks for the suggestion and to keep us healthy!!

  2. jamiegall1930

    I love these kind of wraps =) yum! Keep sharing your recipes.

  3. Yummy…I will try this over the weekend with the kids. We are always looking for new interesting food ideas.

  4. Thanks Nisha, I'm a vegetarian and it's always nice to come across a good, healthy AND easy recipe!

    • I love easy and healthy vegetarian recipes. It's really all about creating great flavors with herbs and spices, don't you think? Are your kids vegetarian as well? I hope they like this "sammich" too! 🙂

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