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June 4, 2022

Halloumi and Souvlaki Chicken Gyros with Sweet Potato Fries

I absolutely adore Greek food. I honestly can't get enough - I would move to Greece just for the food if I could. And whilst street food may have butchered the dish and really experimented with different flavours, a classic gyros is one of the best meals you could ever make, and my recipe is filled with fragrant flavours that burst and complement each other so perfectly. And it's vegetarian, and easy to make - and a nod to the original invention. The only modern risk that I've taken is serving the gyros with sweet potato fries (because why wouldn't you?), but to keep it tame I've also included tzatziki. It's a Greek delight, and I really can't recommend you trying it enough!

veggie gyros on oval plate tied with string and sweet potato fries
Halloumi and Souvlaki Chicken Gyros with Sweet Potato Fries and Homemade Tzatziki

What could possibly be better?

Halloumi, sweet potato, creamy garlicky tzatziki...it all gets combined into one fantastic mouthful. But a few tips here for you - when making the sweet potato fries, make sure you use fresh rosemary to season the sweet potato (it just brings such a stronger flavour than dried rosemary) and don't forget to turn them in the oven. Secondly, don't go for diet options when making the tzatziki, it just won't taste as good! You need to use full fat yoghurt (honestly, it's just not the time to diet!), great quality olive oil and plenty of salt and pepper for a truly exceptional result - it really does make all the difference. (And if you're vegan or are choosing to eat less dairy, you will be thrilled to know that Oatly's Greek Yoghurt is almost the best choice of yoghurt to choose when making the tzatziki, as it's extra creaminess and slightly Oaty flavour is unparalleled...)

Homemade Tzatziki served with gyros and sweet potato fries
Homemade Tzatziki

Halloumi and Souvlaki Chicken Gyros with Sweet Potato Fries

A fantastically fragrant and colourful gyros stuffed with deliciousness - halloumi, souvlaki chicken and roasted vegetables finished with homemade tzatziki and sweet potato fries. What more could you want?

Prep:

10

min

cook:

30

min

total:

40

min

Ingredients

  • 1 Sweet Potato, chopped into chips
  • 1 sprit fresh rosemary (or 1 tbsp dried rosemary)
  • 1 red pepper, cut into thick strips
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 3 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp dried oregano
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 5 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cucumber, grated
  • 2 Meatless Farm Chicken Breasts (or Veggie Chicken Pieces if you prefer)
  • 300g greek yoghurt
  • 400g halloumi
  • Handful fresh rocket
  • 2 Greek Flatbreads
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C / Fan Setting 170°C / 356°F / Gas Mark 4.
  2. Place the sweet potato fries on a large baking tray and drizzle with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Sprinkle over the fresh rosemary and season with salt and pepper, and place in the oven to bake for roughly 35-45 minutes, to until the chips have cooked and browned slightly.
  3. Place the veggie chicken breasts on a smaller baking tray and place in the oven to cook for 25 minutes.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the smoked paprika, dried oregano, 2 cloves of chopped garlic, lemon juice and 2 tbsp of olive oil until everything is fully combined. Mix in the pepper strips and sliced red onion and cook in some olive oil until the vegetables have softened and caramelised.
  5. In another mixing bowl, stir together the grated cucumber, the remaining chopped garlic and olive oil and greek yoghurt and season with salt and pepper (I often tend to include plenty of both).
  6. Add the slices of halloumi to the sweet potato fries and cook for a further 5-10 until the halloumi has turned golden brown around the edges.
  7. Warm the flatbreads in the oven for a couple of minutes and then place on a large plate. Layer the fresh rocket, the souvlaki vegetables, the chicken breast and the halloumi and fold the bottom of the flatbread together to form a gyros (you may need to wrap the bottom with some greaseproof paper if you wish). Drizzle the fresh tzatziki over and serve with the sweet potato fries.
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Monday, August 9, 2021
Vivien Christie
this version of veggie nachos is so tasty, we have it every time we entertain family and friends. It's a staple recipe, and so easy to make, you must try it!