Gyro Cucumber Boats

Gyro Cucumber Boats

My dearest husband has a street meat addiction.  Whenever he is in NYC, he goes to the Middle Eastern food trucks to get a gyro platter. The problem is that afterwards, he gets a tummy ache. So, into the kitchen I went to get the spices just right for my husband’s deconstructed gyro. “Why a deconstructed gyro you ask?” Well, traditionally, Gyros are ground meat molded onto a giant spit and shaved off as it’s cooked.  Sigh…I don’t have a giant spit but with 4 kids it might be fun to watch them rotate the darn thing like in the cartoons! Guess how I did my shaved beef? I found 100% sliced Angus that is normally used for cheese steaks. This is a huge time saver for the busy mom! 

First Step…Let’s make the Gyro Seasoning.


  • 2 Tsp. Pink Sea Salt
  • 2 Tsp. Dried Parsley
  • 2 Tsp. Dried Oregano
  • 2 Tsp. Dried Chili Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Cumin
  • 1 Tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp. Smoked Paprika


Combine all the spices and set aside (store) in a jar.

The next step…IMG_3164.JPG


  • 2 lbs. Shaved/Thinly Sliced Beef
  • 1 Tsp. Fresh Garlic
  • 6 Tsp. of Gyro Seasoning
  • 1 Tsp. of Pink Sea Salt to Taste
  • 1 Small Onion Sliced into Half Rings
  • 4 Cucumbers


  • Clean and cut the cucumber laterally.
  • Remove the seeds with a spoon, when you are done it looks like a little boat.
  • Heat up the pan over high heat.
  • Brown the meat in the pan.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and drain the excess liquid and fat out into a heat safe container.
  • Place the pan back onto the heat and add the fresh garlic and onions to the meat.
  • Sauté the mixture together for 2 min and add the seasonings to the mixture.
  • Continue to cook for another 2 min and add the salt to taste. You can add the whole tsp. or a little more or less depending on your tastes.
  • Remove from the flame.
  • Serve the beef mixture over the cucumber boats. 
  • OPTIONAL:Top with Greek yogurt or low-fat ranch dressing (for both the yogurt and dressing there are many non-dairy options on the market, such as So Delicious yogurt and Hampton Creek Ranch dressing.

Recipe serves 4:Serving is 1 whole cucumber and 1.5cup of meat.
Clean Eating Gluten Free Foodie


21 Day Fix Container Count:1 G 2 R


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