Is there anything better than classic Greek gyros? We personally don’t think there is. Light, fresh, full of flavor, and delicious, Greek gyros is a food from the Gods.
Served with chicken or pork, tzatziki sauce, tomatoes, onions, feta cheese, greens, and warm pita bread, this popular dish is great. However, knowing what to serve with it can be quite tricky.
After all, how do you serve gyros with something equally as tasty? The fact you’ve stumbled across this post would suggest that’s something you’re struggling with. If so, you’ve come to the right place.
In today’s post, we’re going to show you the best things you can serve with gyros. To do that, we’ve listed 19 of the very best. If you’re looking for gyros sides, stick around!
We’ll start our list with by far one of our favorite sides. Of course, classic fries go nicely with gyros, but if you really want to make something authentic, try these Greek oven fries instead.
Fries may not be traditionally Greek, but they’ve certainly put their own spin on things. Smothered in a herby oil and rich, creamy feta cheese, these fries are to die for.
Crispy, salty, and fluffy in the middle, the only thing that makes these fries better is the addition of the tzatziki sauce.
If you really want to keep things simple, make a homemade tzatziki sauce to go with your gyros. Tzatziki sauce is a gyros staple so you have to add a decent recipe to your repertoire. This recipe from AllRecipes is perfect.
Rich, creamy, and refreshing, you can make this sauce in just 15 minutes. The only ingredients you need to do so are plain yogurt, cucumbers, olive oil, lemon juice, fresh herbs, and seasoning.
If you love gyros and pasta, why not combine two of Europe’s finest cuisines by serving your gyros with an orzo salad? This lemon basil orzo salad is up there with the best.
Loaded with vibrant veggies and strong flavors, this salad is fresh, healthy, and hearty. In terms of veggies, the salad calls for cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and spinach.
Everything is then tossed into a salad bowl before a basil and lemon dressing is added.
4. Greek Salad
You can’t go wrong with a healthy Greek salad. Greek salad is zesty, tangy, sharp, and vibrant. Its fresh Mediterranean flavors go perfectly with the Greek gyros.
Aside from flavor, one of the greatest things about Greek salad is how easy it is to make.
All you need to make a Greek salad is a simple, yet flavorful dressing, a variety of veggies, and some feta cheese. Try to use juicy veggies like tomatoes for the most flavor.
5. Fried Feta
If you thought feta cheese couldn’t get any better you’d be wrong because pan-frying it with peppered honey, panko breadcrumbs, and salt takes it to a whole new level.
Sweet, creamy, rich, crisp, and soft, this feta cheese recipe is one you’ll come back to time and time again.
It gives the feta an even stronger flavor that goes beautifully with the meat in your gyros. This mouthwatering cheese dish only takes 25 minutes to make so give it a try.
6. Onion Rings
Onion rings might seem like an odd choice but they are actually a quick, easy, and tasty side dish you can make from scratch. It doesn’t matter if you batter or fry your onion rings, they taste great either way.
We personally love both. This particular recipe uses panko breadcrumbs to coat the sweet onions before they are fried. The end product is a batch of crispy, sweet, and crunchy fresh onion rings.
Smooth, spicy, and creamy, your family and friends will quickly fall in love with your homemade roasted red pepper hummus. Packed with delicious flavors, this recipe is one of the easiest side dishes you can make.
All you need to make this hummus is red bell peppers, chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, and garlic. This spicy and tangy combination goes really well with gyros, particularly the cool tzatziki sauce. We like to use this hummus to dip our gyros.
The next recipe on our list helps you make the most amazing sweet potato fries. Sweet potato fries taste just as good, if not better than fries made using standard white potatoes.
Sweet potatoes are also healthier as they contain fewer carbs. However, for us, the flavor of the sweet potato is why we like to make these fries.
The sweetness of the sweet potato gives the fries an extra special flavor. Not to mention the orange color looks great in gyros.
If you’ve never tried these Greek tomato fritters before you’re seriously missing out. Also known by the name domatokeftethes, these crunchy fritters are full of sweet and juicy flavors.
To make these crispy fritters, ripe tomatoes are mixed with zucchini, herbs, and flour. This makes a thick dough that can be pan-fried until golden brown and crispy.
If you prefer a bit of spice, consider adding some chili powder to the flour. It will only take you 25 minutes to make six of these tasty fritters.
If you loved the fried feta recipe above, we’re sure you’ll love this oven-fried feta rolls recipe too. In fact, this feta recipe might even top it.
Offering a delightful cheesy bite to your gyros, this feta recipe features the feta stuffed inside phyllo dough.
The dough is then baked in an oven to create a crispy and soft appetizer. These crunchy bites are then made even better thanks to the spicy and sweet chili honey dressing.
Next up, we have a super simple roasted vegetable recipe that will get you to make the most of your leftover veggies. This recipe is the perfect gyros accompaniment if you have a refrigerator full of veggies that need using and little time.
All you need to do is cut the vegetables you want to use, season them with various herbs and spices, cover them in oil, and roast them in your oven. After that, you’ll be left with a sweet, soft, and vibrant dish that’s incredibly healthy and tasty.
12. Tomato Orzo Soup
It might not be a popular option but you can actually also serve gyros with soup. Soup is a great option when the weather outside is cold and you want something hot and comforting.
One of the best soups you can serve gyros with is tomato orzo soup. Very easy to make, this soup is sweet, rich, healthy, and vibrant.
It takes a while to make but you only need several ingredients. Those ingredients are onion, orzo, olive oil, tomatoes, herbs, and spices.
Another delicious soup you can serve with gyros is bamies. Also known as Greek okra soup, this is a healthy dish that consists of potatoes, okra, and tomatoes. Of course, the soup is then given more flavor using herbs and spices.
Despite the okra, the texture of this soup is great. The okra’s sliminess is removed to create a smooth and tender soup with loads of flavor. When making this soup, make sure you heat the potatoes until they are nice and tender.
14. Spiced Olives
Spiced olives might be the easiest thing you can serve alongside your Greek gyros. This is because you don’t have to do any cooking. In fact, you could simply buy some spiced olives from your nearest store.
However, if you want to give your olives ultimate flavor, follow this spiced olives recipe. This recipe elevates your olives to the next level by mixing them with a delicious spice blend.
In this recipe, the olives are served with a warm lemon, pepper, and fennel dressing. In terms of flavor, this dressing is tangy, spicy, and salty without being too overpowering.
This next recipe is a classic Greek dip. It is typically served alongside souvlaki or fish, but it also goes nicely with gyros. Skordalia is a chunky and thick sauce with a garlicky flavor.
It is made from stale bread. However, this is a gluten-free recipe that replaces the bread with potato.
Once you’ve mashed the potatoes, mix them with olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and almonds. You should then garnish the dip with green onions and parsley.
Let’s face it, grilled vegetables always hit differently, no matter how we serve them. However, this next recipe takes your grilled veggies to another level.
Bursting with umami, nutty, and savory flavor, this grilled eggplant recipe features a unique tahini satay kebab dressing.
The strong savory flavors on offer from the kebab dressing combine perfectly with the sweetness of the eggplant. If you seek a fun and unique recipe, this is the one for you.
Ready to eat in just 15 minutes, these vibrant pickled sweet peppers give your gyros a much-needed crunch. All you need to make these pickled sweet peppers is sweet peppers, rice vinegar, sugar, salt, water, and garlic.
Super easy to make, you’re left with strongly flavored pickles that add a zing to your gyros. We find that this extra zing goes really well with the smokiness of the gyros meat. Don’t be afraid to use this recipe to pickle other veggies too.
If you’re looking for a Mediterranean dish that works well in winter, look no further than this Gigantes recipe. To put it simply, Gigantes are Greek lima beans. These beans are famous for their large size and savory flavor.
They go well with both chicken and pork gyros. The creaminess of the lima beans tastes great, however, you will want to add more flavor to the beans if you’re going to impress your family and friends.
This recipe combines the lima beans with tomato sauce, olive oil, onion, oregano, and garlic to add intense flavor.
The final recipe on this list is Greek lemon potatoes. Similar to the Greek oven fries we spoke about at the start of this list, Greek lemon potatoes put a Mediterranean twist on a classic potato recipe.
This time though, we have thicker, wedge-like potatoes and a delicious lemon dressing. The perfect side dish to serve alongside your gyros, this potato recipe is filling, salty, fresh, and spicy.
The sour taste the lemons produce is divine. Garlic, oregano, and semolina are also added for extra flavor.
What Side Dishes Can I Serve With Hot Dogs?
Looking to enhance your hot dog picnic experience? Consider some delicious side dishes for hot dogs picnics. Classic options like coleslaw, potato salad, and baked beans pair perfectly. For a twist, try some corn on the cob or grilled vegetables. Don’t forget to add a touch of tanginess with pickles and onions.
That concludes our list looking at things you can serve with gyros. As you can see from our list, the options are virtually endless. In fact, we’ve barely scratched the surface with our list.
There are many, many more options available that will help you make the most amazing food to serve with your gyros. In this post, we simply looked at the very best, whilst ensuring we gave you plenty of variety.
Now you have our list, you should have more than enough inspiration to make a variety of delicious sides to go with your gyros.
Frequently Asked Questions
In Greece, gyros are usually served in fresh, warm pita bread. The pita bread is rolled and filled with onions, lettuce, tzatziki, tomatoes, and fried potatoes. Occasionally, mustard or ketchup is also served with gyros.
Eating gyros cold isn’t recommended. However, you can technically eat gyros cold if the meat has been cooked properly beforehand. Having said that, we’d always prefer eating our gyros hot as it is much more enjoyable to eat.
Despite many debates over the years, it is now widely accepted that gyros originate in Greece. There was once debate that it was actually from the Middle East but this isn’t the case.