The gyro is a well-known Greek treat combining spiced meat and vegetables, along with tzatziki sauce and hummus. The meat, usually lamb, can also be beef or chicken—or falafel, in the case of vegan gyros. Other Greek gyro toppings might include lettuce, tomato, onion, mint, cucumber. But what ingredient is tastier than hummus? None!
Hummus is a common gyro sauce recipe, providing rich texture and earthy flavor. Common in both meat and vegetarian gyros, hummus is a key ingredient that can blend both traditional and non-traditional gyro ingredients. For an example of a more traditional Greek gyro recipe, check out this Chicken Gyro from our HOPE Kitchen. Simple and filling, this tasty meal is a satisfying example of the classic gyro.
Traditional Greek gyro recipes abound on the internet, but sometimes you can take this idea a little further. Using hummus as the main gyro seasoning, you can combine some very interesting gyro ingredients to boost flavors in amazing ways.
Creative Recipes Using Hummus as Gyro Sauce
Let’s think outside the traditional Greek gyro recipe. Maybe you want to take this pita and hummus combination a little further, and see how you can put your own twist on it! Obviously traditional hummus is well-known as a Greek gyro sauce, but you can also combine other flavors with tons of unconventional gyro toppings. So jog your creativity with some of these amazing recipes from our foodie community on Instagram… and who knows? Maybe soon we’ll be featuring your traditional or veggie gyro!
Making vegan gyros can be super simple. With gyro ingredients like chickpeas, sesame seeds, parsley, cherry tomatoes, and onion in pita pocket, topped off with Original Recipe hummus, this veggie gyro provides all the protein and nutrients you need.
Sometimes gyro ingredients are just as tasty when they’re deconstructed! This yummy Mediterranean plate features spiced beef, pita, Original Recipe hummus, and a salad made from cucumber, tomato, pickled onion, and feta cheese.
This veggie gyro is simple, yet tasty, and is more similar to a traditional Greek gyro recipe. This vegan and vegetarian gyro consists of a whole wheat pita filled with falafel, tomato, spinach, and a special sauce made from Original Recipe hummus, mustard, and lemon juice. If you want to mix things up, try using Black Garlic hummus!
It so happens that traditional hummus isn’t the only delicious gyro dressing. Thai Coconut Curry hummus serves as a tangy and exotic gyro sauce in this combination of lamb burger, whole wheat pita, spring greens, and tomatoes. Yum!
This fun take on a vegetarian gyro features Original Recipe hummus, tabbouleh, seasoned cauliflower, pita, and tzatziki sauce. Mix and match these ingredients for a veggie gyro or simple meal plate.
If you’re looking to diversify your gyro toppings, then start the day with this power-packed meal. Mixed greens, sun dried tomatoes, organic fried egg, and Original Recipe hummus wrapped in a gluten free flatbread. It’s not a traditional Greek gyro recipe by a long shot, but you’ll love it all the same! Try it with Spicy Avocado or Buffalo Bleu hummus to heat things up.
It’s obvious that hummus makes the best gyro dressing! But make sure you use the best-quality hummus—USDA Certified Organic, High Pressure Processed to eliminate synthetic preservatives, and containing only extra virgin olive oil for heart healthy fats. That’s how we roll at HOPE Hummus. Try any of our delicious flavors on your next nontraditional or Greek gyro recipe, and let us know how it goes!
Cheers and happy eating.