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Easy Lamb Gyro with Traditional Spice Rub

Easy Lamb Gyros with Traditional Spice Rub

Traditional mediterranean flavors surround tender, thin sliced lamb with a cool yogurt sauce and fresh crunchy vegetables.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Greek
Keyword easy lamb gyros, how to make lamb gyros, simple spice rub for lamb
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6 to 8 servings
Calories 756kcal
Author Lauren


Traditional Spice Rub

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

Easy Lamb Gyros

  • 3 pound boneless leg of lamb
  • pita bread
  • 1 cucumber peeled and chopped
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 5 leaves romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup feta cheese crumbles
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped mint


Easy Lamb Gyros with Traditional Spice Rub

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.  Remove lamb roast from packaging.  If the roast comes in a net, remove that as well.  Pat dry and set aside.
  • Combine spices in a medium sized bowl.  Generously rub spice mix over entire lamb roast.  Place roast on a lipped baking sheet or in a roasting pan.  Tuck the 'tail' piece (small thin end) under the roast.
  • Cook for 1 hour, roast should be medium well to well done.  Let cool 15 to 20 minutes.  After the roast has rested, use a sharp knife to slice the lamb roast in very thin pieces, ¼" to ⅛" thick.
  • While the roast is resting, prepare the remaining ingredients.
  • In a small bowl, combine yogurt and fresh chopped mint.  Mix well.
  • Chop tomatoes and cucumbers.  Julienne lettuce.
  • Using either the microwave on lowest setting or a gas stove, warm pita bread.  If using a gas stove top, turn on the lowest heat setting and carefully toast the pita on both sides for about 15 to 20 seconds.
  • Create your own personalized gyros, with your favorite combination of toppings!


  • If using fresh herbs, substitute about ½ teaspoon


Calories: 756kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 59g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 189mg | Sodium: 1618mg | Potassium: 833mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2825IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 247mg | Iron: 6mg