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Flank Steak Gyros with Quick Pickles

Flank Steak Gyros with Quick Pickles

Typically gyro meat cooks on a rotisserie for hours. For this fast and healthy gyro recipe, flank steak is brushed with seasoned oil and broiled. Not a pickling pro? No problem. You can get all the flavor and crunch in a fraction of the time by marinating thinly sliced vegetables in a hot vinegar mixture for a few minutes. Try them on burgers and other sandwiches too. Look for tzatziki—Greek cucumber-yogurt sauce—near other prepared refrigerated dips like hummus and salsa.


4 servings

Prep Time

30 minutes

Total Time

30 minutes


  • 2tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 3/4teaspoon ground coriander
  • 3/4teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2teaspoon ground pepper, divided
  • 1pound flank steak, trimmed
  • 1large red onion, sliced
  • 1cup water
  • 1/2cup white vinegar
  • 1teaspoon sugar
  • 3cups thinly sliced vegetables, such as turnips, cucumber and/or radishes
  • 46-inch whole-wheat pitas, warmed
  • 1/2cup prepared tzatziki


  1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler to high. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  2. Combine 1 tablespoon oil, coriander, cumin, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Brush both sides of steak with the seasoned oil. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Toss onion with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a bowl and scatter around the steak.
  3. Broil, turning the steak and stirring the onion halfway through, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the steak registers 145°F and the onion is charred, 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, combine water, vinegar, sugar and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add vegetables and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  5. Slice the steak and drain the vegetables. Serve in pita bread with the charred onion and tzatziki.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 4 servings)

Calories 465kcal
Carbohydrate Total 45g
Total Sugars 5g
Added Sugars 0g
Fiber 7g
Total Fat 18g
Saturated Fat 5g
Mono Saturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 75mg
Sodium 751mg
Protein 33g
Potassium 722mg
Calcium 96mg
Folate 59mcg
Omega-6 1g
Vitamin B12 1mcg
Vitamin E 2mg
Zinc 6mg
Vitamin B3 10mg