Hearty, healthy, filling, and fresh: Vegetarian gyros stuffed with smashed potatoes and feta #Recipes#healthy food#vegetarian March 8 | Guest post by Kim I was looking for something healthy to make last weekend and consulted my Archive of Bookmarks. I found Shutterbean's Potato Feta Gyros and headed out the door to get ingredients! Potato feta gyro ingredients (my recipe makes 4 servings, nutritional info below!) 4 medium sized white potatoes, washed and boiled 1 tomato, sliced thinly 1/3 red onion, sliced thinly 4 flatbreads/gyros/pitas/what have you 1 tsp. crushed or minced garlic 1 tbsp. parsley, chopped finely 4 oz. crumbled feta cheese 1 tsp. crushed red pepper Salt and pepper to taste For the cucumber yogurt sauce (tzatziki): 1 cup greek yogurt 1/3 cucumber, grated 1 tsp. crushed or minced garlic 1 tbsp. lemon juice 1 tsp. lemon zest Salt and pepper to taste To start, wash, halve, and boil the potatoes until fork tender. This should take about 20 minutes or so. Pro Tip: "Fork tender" is legit – using a knife will slice your potatoes no matter their doneness because it's sharp. Using a fork (which is duller) will ensure a correct read on potato readiness. Related Post Cauliflower soup as alternative to potato soup I discovered cauliflower soup when I was looking for a healthier alternative to one of my go-to winter meals, potato soup. Cauliflower has fewer calories... Read more While the potatoes are cooking, prepare your toppings! Thinly slice the tomato and red onion. Also, make the cucumber yogurt sauce. It's super simple. Just thoroughly mix together the yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice and zest, salt, and pepper. When the potatoes are just about done, ready a bowl with all the mix-ins (feta, parsley, garlic, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper): When the potatoes are done, dry them off a bit and mash them into your mixture. Taste for seasoning and adjust as needed. Create an assembly area to put these gyros together. I layered my gyros as follows: cucumber yogurt sauce, tomatoes, onion, and the potatoes. These were really yummy. Hearty, healthy, filling, and fresh. My partner loved them, too (and he's never the first to admit how much he loves a vegetarian meal). Nutritional Information: (calculated using the Lose It iPhone app) This is for 1 gyro. We had 2 each. 346 calories 7.4g fat 600mg sodium 56.2g carbohydrates 4.1g fiber 5g sugar 13.8g protein Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Kim I’m a lady who enjoys photography, cooking, football, long drives with the windows down, biking, This American Life, cereal, going to shows, scarves, kettlecorn, Gwen Stefani, pilates, cheesy pop punk, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston. http://domestocrat.wordpress.com/ PREVIOUS How to use your powers — and parties — for good NEXT Building a sofa: pros, cons, vague instructions, and valuable lessons Toggle comments [ 18 ] I. Am making this. This weekend. OMG. (And thank you, because this recipe reminded me I have potatoes languishing in a cupboard.) 2 agree Reply Great, I love being able to use up veggies that I've forgotten about Reply LOVE! Totally making this this weekend too! I've been trying to eat more meatless meals lately, how did you know? Reply Glad you liked it! Reply MMM. Potatoes are my favourite food, and try to wiggle them into dinners often. I'm making these next week. Reply Glad you liked them! Reply This is perfect for me! Thank you SO much! Reply You're welcome! Reply Oh my goodness, these sound SOOOOO good!!! I think even my carnivore hubby would love them–he has a weakness for anything remotely related to potatoes! Will have to give these a try! Thanks for sharing! Reply My carnivore hubby did so it's a miracle! Reply I posted this on Facebook this afternoon from work, and tagged my husband (the cook in our household). When I got home, he was making them! The verdict- fucking delicious! A++ would eat again. Reply We made them last night too. They were delicious, and super easy. I have leftover tzatziki and I've spent all night dreaming of different ways to use it. Reply Nice! Glad you guys enjoyed my recipe! Reply Perfect use of social media! 1 agrees Reply This is super bugging me. Is gyro, g like in grand, or g like in george? Reply Moree like a Y I think. "Yeeroh" is how I have always said it. Everyone else I know says it the same way but I have no idea if that's correct or just how we say it around here (SW United StatesK 1 agrees Reply Those look super yummy! I've been trying to do the "meatless monday" thing lately and this might make the calendar! Reply I have to say, this is the single greatest post in the entire Offbeat Empire that I've ever seen. I cannot wait to try these. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.