Delivering bright Mediterranean flavor on a stick, these Greek-style grilled gyro kebabs are a quick and easy meal to enjoy while camping. Combine them with some tangy yogurt sauce and toasted flatbread and you’ve got the makings of a delicious campfire meal.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Keyword camping, egg-free, gluten-free, no nuts, no shellfish, no tree nuts
Cook Time 15minutes
Zip lock bag or sealable container
4-8 Skewers, either metal or wood. If using wood, soak in water for at least 30 minutes before grilling.
Sharp knife + cutting board
Small bowl to make the sauce
Plates + utensils for serving
½poundlambcut into bite sized pieces
4flatbreads or large pitas
juice of 1/2 lemon(about 2 tablespoons)
LEMON YOGURT SAUCE
½cupplain Greek yogurt
juice of 1/2 lemon*
Stir together all marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Place the lamb in a large zip-top bag or resealable container and pour in the marinade, making sure the meat is completely coated. Meat should marinate at least an hour and up to 48 hours.
Fire up your grill or get your campfire going. You’ll be cooking the kebabs over medium-high to high heat.
Build your skewers by threading the lamb, tomatoes, and halloumi on their own skewers. Brush the tomato and cheese skewers with oil, and season the lamb skewers with salt.
Once the grill has reached a medium-high heat, place all the skewers on the grate. Grill, turning often, until the lamb has cooked through (about 10 minutes), the tomatoes are soft and beginning to blister (about 4 minutes), and the halloumi is soft and grill marks form (about 3 minutes on each side). Heat the flatbreads over the grill until warm.
*If you'd like, you can also grill the lemon half until it begins to brown and caramelize a bit before juicing for the marinade.
In the meantime, make the yogurt sauce by combining the yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, and salt.
Build your gyros by spreading some of the sauce on each flatbread and topping with the lamb, tomatoes, and halloumi. Enjoy!
This recipe can easily be made gluten-free by choosing a GF flatbread or pita, or by omitting the flatbread entirely (try serving over rice instead!)