Leftover Lamb Gyros ~ thinly sliced roasted lamb, slivered red onion, fresh lettuce, tomato and a dollop of Tzatziki wrapped in warm toasted naan.
. . . and if you cook for the family like I do . . . leftovers.
Not like that cold pizza from the fridge. I’m talking about Greek-inspired Gyros with warm leftover roast lamb layered on toasted naan with lettuce, tomato, slivered red onion and Tzatziki. The kind of leftovers we can all embrace.
This is a really versatile recipe from the bread you choose (see below) to the variety of toppings. Of course, it all starts with this garlic-herb crusted roast leg of lamb. Like omelets need eggs, gyros need lamb. Enough said.
what kind of bread should i use for my gyros?
There are many bread options for Leftover Lamb Gyros that serve as the vessel for the lamb and all the goodies you’ll top the lamb with.
My favorite naan is small (click HERE for the link) – and hand-held size, about 4″ in diameter (photo just below). They’re soft, fluffy and perfect for gyros whether you decide to fold for a classic gyro or stack sandwich-style.
The 4″ are toaster size and yes – can be warmed in the toaster. Be sure to take them out before they reach ‘toast’ stage so they’re still soft and pliable.
That said, there’s no wrong option. I really like the Stonefire brand (this is not a paid endorsement) for taste and freshness but there are many naan and pita options out there. The choice is yours.
What do I need to make Leftover Lamb Gyros?
To make Leftover Lamb Gyros for two people, here’s what you’ll need:
- leftover roast lamb thinly sliced
- Greek seasoning or to taste
- small round naans (or other naan/pita you prefer)
- olive oil
- shredded lettuce
- sliced tomato
- red onion thinly sliced
- Crumbled feta cheese
- Diced cucumbers
- Fresh dill
- Sliced radishes
- Pickle chips
How to turn leftover lamb into Gyros:
Make the Tzatziki and pop it in the fridge to chill to let all the flavors come together while you thinly slice the leftover roast lamb. Of course, if you bought Tzatziki, move on.
Prep, slice and chop your others toppings then set them aside.
Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat then add the sliced lamb. Season with Greek seasoning and warm both sides.
Warm the naan bread either in the toaster (if size permits), microwave or place in a dry, nonstick skillet over medium-low heat until it’s warm and softened.
How to assemble leftover roasted lamb gyros:
To assemble, add a thin layer of Tzatziki over half of the naan then top with shredded lettuce and tomato. Add the lamb, dividing equally. Add a dollop of Tzatziki, fold the top over and serve right away.
If you’re making the gyros sandwich-style, you’ll need two 4″ pieces of naan per sandwich, layered the same way.
What goes with Lamb Gyros?
Lamb Gyros are a complete meal on their own but if you’d like to add a side, here are a few suggestions:
5 Minute Refrigerator Pickles – Easy refrigerator Dill Pickles that whip up in just 5 minutes! Crunchy, loaded with garlic and dill flavors. No cook, small batch – he best you’ll find!
Greek Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad – three cheese tortellini + fresh vegetables, roasted red peppers, olives and feta, tossed in a simple homemade Greek dressing.
Air Fryer French Fries – golden, crispy fries – not only a great side with gyros, but perfect for dipping in any extra Tzatziki!
LOOKING FOR OTHER GREEK INSPIRED RECIPES?
I have lots of Greek inspired recipes on the blog. Here are just a few:
Greek Nachos – layers of warm toasted pita, seasoned chicken, chopped vegetables, feta, hummus, tzatziki, roasted chickpeas and Kalamata olives. You could even use leftover lamb in place of chicken in this recipe!
Hummus – creamy, loaded with garlic and lemon flavor. Just 6 ingredients and way better than the packaged stuff. Watch the VIDEO and make this healthy treat in 10 minutes!
Lemon-Garlic Chicken Kabobs – chicken breasts marinated in lemon, garlic, olive oil and herbs, skewered with fresh vegetables and grilled for delicious Greek inspired taste.
Lemon Orzo Soup – easy soup recipe loaded with tender bites of chicken, orzo, carrots, spinach, dill and of course, tangy lemon flavor.
A simple meal with delicious bright, fresh ingredients that comes together in a snap. Opa!
If you tried this Leftover Lamb Gyros recipe or any other on the blog then I hope you’ll leave a comment and a bunch of stars!
Leftover Lamb Gyros
- 3/4 to 1 pound leftover roast lamb thinly sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon Greek seasoning or to taste
- 4 small round naans or other naan/pita bread
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup lettuce shredded
- 1 medium tomato sliced
- 1/4 cup red onion thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup Tzatziki
- Crumbled feta cheese, diced cucumbers, hummus, fresh dill, sliced radished, pickle chips
- Make the Tzatziki and refrigerate then prep, slice and chop the other toppings of your choice and set aside.
- Warm the naan bread either in the toaster (if size permits) - other gently heat in the microwave or dry nonstick skillet over medium-low heat just until they’re warm and softened.
- Add a thin layer of Tzatziki over half of the naan then top with shredded lettuce and tomato. Divide the lamb between the naan then top with a dollop of Tzatziki, fold the naan over and serve right away.For sandwich style gyros, you'll need two 4″ naan rounds per sandwich - layered as above.