PREP: 25 minutes | COOK: 10 minutes | YIELD: 4 servings
Gyros offer a simple, easy and tasty way to enjoy a complete Clean meal. Dill and mint make this a refreshing meal that will make you feel like you are dining by the sea in Greece.
1 medium or ½ large English cucumber, peeled, seeds scooped out, and grated
1 cup (240 ml) good quality low-fat Greek yogurt, strained, or Yogurt Cheese
1 small or ½ large clove garlic, squeezed through a garlic press
1 tsp (5 ml) finely chopped fresh mint
½ tsp (2.5 ml) finely chopped fresh dill
1 tsp (5 ml) fresh lemon juice
Pinch sea salt
1 lb (454 g) extra-firm tofu, drained
Eat-Clean Cooking Spray (see Supportive Recipes)
2 tsp (10 ml) Marvelous Mediterranean Seasoning (see ch. 7)
1 Tbsp (15 ml) Braggs Liquid Aminos
4 whole wheat pocketless pitas, warmed
2 cups (480 ml) shredded romaine lettuce
2 or 3 Roma tomatoes, sliced
Place grated cucumber in cheesecloth or a strainer lined with paper towels and squeeze out as much of the liquid as possible. Transfer to a bowl. Add yogurt, garlic, mint, dill, lemon juice and salt. Mix together and refrigerate to let flavors meld.
Meanwhile, cut tofu lengthwise into eight slices and lay on paper towels. Cover with more paper towels and press out the liquid. Repeat with fresh paper towels until tofu is as dry as possible, but still intact.
Heat a large nonstick skillet on medium high and spray with Eat-Clean Cooking Spray. Sprinkle half of Mediterranean seasoning over tofu slices and place in pan, seasoned side down. Sprinkle the tops of the tofu slices with remaining seasoning and spray with Eat-Clean Cooking Spray. Cook tofu slices until nicely browned on both sides, turning once, 5 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle Braggs Liquid Aminos over the tofu slices, and shake the pan a little so all the liquid gets absorbed into tofu. Remove from heat.
To assemble gyros, place pita on a square of aluminum foil. Add two slices of tofu down the center of each pita, top with tzatziki, romaine lettuce and tomato slices. Roll up like a cone and secure the foil to hold gyro in shape.
If you have any leftover tzatziki, store it in the fridge for up to three days and serve with pita chips and crudits.
Yogurt Cheese must be made ahead of time.
NUTRITIONAL VALUE PER GYRO SANDWICH:
Calories: 272 | Calories from Fat: 54 | Protein: 24 g | Carbs: 30 g | Total Fat: 6 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Fiber: 6 g | Sodium: 638 mg | Cholesterol: 1 mg