15+ Tasty Sauces for Gyros (Tzatziki & More!!!)

In search of some tasty sauces for gyros? I’ve got you covered with this handy guide. From creamy sauces like tzatziki sauce, to spicy sauces, tangy sauces and more!

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Gyros, with their tender meat, crisp vegetables, and warm pita bread, are already a delectable delight. So are these yummy chicken gyro bowls!

But what truly takes these Greek sandwiches to the next level are the sauces that accompany them.

From creamy classics to tangy twists, the right sauce can turn a good gyro into an unforgettable culinary experience.

In this blog post, we’ll explore 15 mouthwatering sauces that will undoubtedly elevate your gyro game.

PS – Don’t forget about these 30+ tasty sides for gyros too!

The BEST Sauces for Gyros

Overhead shot of prepared tzatziki sauce in bowl surrounded by pita bread.
Tzatziki:
Let's start with the undisputed classic. Tzatziki, made with creamy yogurt, fresh cucumbers, garlic, and herbs, is the go-to sauce for gyros. Its refreshing and tangy flavor perfectly complements the rich and savory gyro meat.
Tzatziki Sauce
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Tahini Sauce:
Made from ground sesame seeds, lemon juice, and garlic, tahini sauce adds a nutty and slightly bitter taste to your gyro. Its creamy texture and unique flavor create a delightful contrast when drizzled over the tender meat.
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Overhead shot of prepared raita sauce in bowl next to pita pieces.
Raita Sauce
Raita is a yogurt-based sauce that is commonly served as a side dish in Indian cuisine. Its creamy and tangy flavors make it an excellent accompaniment to gyros.
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Romesco sauce in white bowl next to almonds and crusty bread.
Roasted Red Pepper Sauce:
Roasted red pepper sauce lends a sweet and smoky flavor to your gyro. Blend roasted red peppers, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and a pinch of paprika to create a vibrant and velvety sauce that enhances the gyro's taste profile.
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Crema arranged on plate with limes and cilantro.
Cilantro Lime Sauce:
If you're a fan of vibrant and zesty flavors, cilantro lime sauce is a winner. Blend together fresh cilantro, lime juice, Greek yogurt, garlic, and a hint of cumin. The bright and tangy taste of this sauce will tantalize your taste buds.
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Fluffy toum in bowl with spoon
Toum (Lebanese Garlic Sauce):
Toum, a traditional Lebanese garlic sauce, is a garlic lover's dream come true. Made with garlic, lemon juice, oil, and a touch of salt, Toum offers a powerful punch of garlicky goodness that adds a unique and bold flavor to your gyro.
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Jar of chipotle crema with spoon on small plate next to lime wedges and small bowl of chipotles.
Chipotle Sauce
Bring a smoky and slightly spicy kick to your gyro with chipotle sauce. Combine chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, mayonnaise, lime juice, and a dash of cumin. The smoky and complex flavors of chipotle will add depth to your gyro experience.
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Mint Yogurt Sauce:
For a refreshing twist, try mint yogurt sauce. Blend together yogurt, fresh mint leaves, lemon juice, and a touch of honey. The bright and cooling flavors of this sauce complement the gyro's warmth and enhance its overall taste.
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Garlic Aioli
Garlic Aioli:
If you're a garlic lover, this sauce is for you. Made with mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, and a touch of salt, garlic aioli provides a rich, garlicky flavor that pairs wonderfully with the gyro's savory components.
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Spicy Sriracha Mayo
For those who prefer a little kick, sriracha mayo is the ideal choice. Mix mayonnaise with sriracha sauce, lime juice, and a pinch of sugar to create a creamy, spicy, and tangy sauce that adds an exciting dimension to your gyro.
Sriracha Mayo
Lemon Dill Sauce
Lemon Dill Sauce:
Lemon dill sauce brings a zesty and herbaceous element to your gyro. Blend together lemon juice, fresh dill, Greek yogurt, garlic, and a drizzle of olive oil. This sauce adds brightness and freshness to the gyro, making it a delightful choice.
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Pomegranate Molasses Sauce:
For a unique twist, try pomegranate molasses sauce. Combine pomegranate molasses, lemon juice, garlic, and a pinch of salt. The sweet and tangy flavors of pomegranate molasses create an intriguing contrast with the savory gyro ingredients.
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Greek Feta Dressing:
This tangy dressing combines crumbled feta cheese, olive oil, lemon juice, and oregano. The briny and creamy feta perfectly balances the flavors of the gyro, adding a burst of Greek goodness to every bite.
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Harissa Sauce:
Harissa, a North African chili paste, adds a fiery kick to your gyro. Combine harissa paste, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil to create a bold and spicy sauce. A little goes a long way, so use it sparingly if you prefer a milder heat.
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How to make ahead & store

Many of these sauce recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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15+ Sauces for Gyros

In search of some tasty sauces for gyros? I’ve got you covered with this guide. From creamy sauces like tzatziki, to spicy sauces & more! Try this garlic sauce. Made with only four ingredients!
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Resting time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 16 people

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place garlic and salt in a food processor and pulse, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed, until the garlic is finely chopped.
  • Add 1 TBSP lemon juice and continue processing until a smooth paste forms, about 3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl a few times.
  • With the food processor running, start incorporating 1/2 cup of the oil, drizzling it in very slowly. Once the oil is incorporated, stream in another 1 TBSP lemon juice. Repeat this step with another ½ cup oil, then another 1 TBSP lemon juice. Then once more.
  • The texture should be smooth and creamy.
  • If needed, with the motor running, slowly stream in 1-2 TBSP water to loosen the sauce up a little bit.
  • Once finished, transfer to a lidded container and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Notes

Toum will keep, refrigerated, for up to 3 months.
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Nutrition

Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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