Saturday, July 19, 2014

Greek Gyro Pizzas

 Trust me, I know....
You can definitely recreate this at your dinner table/gathering and be the star of the show too...


My daughter's grad party is next week, so I am cleaning out the fridges and freezer to make room, you so know how that is, right?
I know!  Low and behold, I thought I had used up the last of the vacuum sealed homemade gyro slices, but I found one more package.  Yay!!  Oh no!  I have no pita bread in the house, and I'm plumb out of tzatziki sauce!  What is a Greek girl to do I ask??  "Ahhhaaaaa" {insert Mr. Portakalos from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding}. The ideas were 'a rollin'.

So, me being me, I decided to make "Gyro Pizzas".  Yes, yes I did.  And I have to tell you my friends, they were 'rockin out of this world good'!! ♥  My family loved them, and actually the two girls and MY HUSBAND <sigh> were actually fighting for the last piece.  "What am I going to do with that man"?

The pizzas contain a nice garlic olive oil base, fresh herbs, those succulent gyro slices, feta cheese, green onion, and fresh summer tomatoes...
Need I say more?  These individual pizzas are light, bursting with flavor, and easy, peasy to make.  Did I mention delicious?  The combination of the crispy Naan bread, along with the flavorful gyro slices, and then the fresh veggies?  "Oh yes"!  But better yet, there super easy!!

The recipe for the Homemade Gyro along with step by step video instructions can be found HERE.  

Ready for the recipe?  Here we go;

Prep time:  15 minutes
Bake time: 20 - 25 minutes
Yield: 4 individual pizzas

Ingredients:  
8 Gyro slices, diced
2 medium vine ripened, or summer tomatoes, diced
4 green onions, diced (including white part)
1 cup Feta cheese, crumbled, divided
4 Naan Flat breads
Dressing:
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed (mashed, I used a mortar and pestal)
3 tbsp fresh oregano leaves, or 1-1/2 tbsp dried oregano leaves
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Directions: 
-Preheat your oven to 375F

-Mash your garlic gloves using your preferred method and then add to a small bowl, which you will add the olive oil, salt and pepper.  Using 2 cookie sheets, add 2 of the Naan flat breads to the cooking sheet.  Baste with the garlic infused oil, and then sprinkle 1/2 of your fresh herbs or dried herbs.  Reserving the other half for the other 2 flat breads. 

 
-Now take your knife, and slice just a smidgen slice of that decadent Gyro loaf for yourself.  You know, "cooks rules and all"...



-Taste and savor... I know! Okay, okay, more more wee slice...

-Sprinkle on your diced green onions. 
Now slice off 8 more slices of that amazingly delicious Gyro, and dice.  Using just half of the diced slices, add to the  two flat breads.



-Let's add on those amazing tasting diced tomatoes shall we?



-I know, right?  Somehow, I don't know how and why, a few of those tomatoes pieces ended up in my mouth.  It's the strangest thing I say...

-Let's finish these babies off with 1/2 of the crumbled feta cheese.

 
 -Bake these individual pizzas for approximately 20-25 minutes till nicely golden and crisp and everything has been warmed thru.

 

-As pizzas are baking, prepare the other two flat breads.

These can be served as is, or better yet, I love to serve a nice summer salad with them!  Easy, delicious and made in no time.  My kind of dinner!!
The Gyro meat/loaf will actually hold in the refrigator for at least 2 weeks cooked.  Frozen, up to 6 months.  I love to have this meat vacuum sealed and on hand for fast week night dinners!!  Heck, life is busy as can be, my philosophy is that dinner doesn't have to...



Till next time!

Dishin with Didi

10 comments :

  1. Oh yes, we love our Gyro pie!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am a sucker for pizza and I love gyro so that makes double the pleasure! xoxo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My friend so very easy and good, especially w/ the Naan bread as a base! ♥

      Delete
  3. What a delicious post, yum yum Didi doll!

    ReplyDelete
  4. OMG Didi! My hubbie is going to flip over these! We LOVE making all kinds of naan pizzas and yours look outrageous! And your photos ROCK!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Linda, I hope your hubby enjoys them as much as we do!

      Delete