Beef gyros are a delicious and easy meal to make at home.
They are perfect for a quick lunch or dinner and can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to a week.
But what do you eat with beef gyros?
I’m sharing 19 of the best side dishes to serve with beef gyros including salads, vegetables, dips, sauces, and more.
What to Serve with Beef Gyros?
There are many options for what to serve with beef gyros. If you want to keep it simple, you can just serve the gyros with pita bread and tzatziki sauce. You can also add in some chopped lettuce, tomatoes, and onions. For a more filling meal, you can serve the gyros with Greek salad, roasted potatoes, or rice.
Still looking for options?
Here are 19 foods you can serve with beef gyros:
When you’re looking for a food to serve with beef gyros, I highly recommend falafel.
Falafel is a deep-fried patty made from ground chickpeas and spices.
It’s served in a pita or on its own with hummus and tahini sauce.
Falafel is great because it’s crunchy on the outside but soft on the inside, which makes it perfect for dipping into sauces.
The spices give it an earthy flavor that pairs perfectly with the boldness of beef gyros.
Also, it’s super easy to make! You can use canned chickpeas and mix them together with some spices in your blender or food processor.
Then just fry up some patties and serve them with your favorite sauces—they’re delicious!
If you’re looking for other ways to use falafel in your cooking, try adding them to salads or sandwiches!
Tzatziki is a Greek yogurt-based dip that is really popular in the Mediterranean region.
It’s made with cucumbers, garlic, and dill—and it’s delicious!
It’s not complicated to make either.
All you need is some plain Greek yogurt, which can be purchased at most grocery stores or health food stores; some grated cucumbers; garlic cloves; and fresh dill (or dried dillweed).
You’ll also need some lemon juice and salt.
The best way to make this dip is by grating the cucumbers by hand—it gives the dish more texture than if you use a food processor or blender.
- Just grate them on a box grater until they’re fine enough for your taste.
- Then toss them with the rest of your ingredients: garlic cloves (minced), lemon juice, olive oil and salt to taste.
- Stir until well combined (but not too much).
The consistency should be creamy but not too runny—if it seems too thin add more yogurt until it reaches your desired consistency.
3. Greek Salad
Greek salad is a delicious, healthy dish that is perfect for any occasion.
The best part about Greek salad is the flavor.
It has a mix of salty and acidic flavors that balance each other out in a way that makes them both really pop!
The saltiness comes from olives and feta cheese, while the acidity comes from lemon juice and vinegar.
Both are incredibly fresh and vibrant.
Greek salads are also great because they have a lot of texture—they’re crunchy!
They’ve got cucumbers and tomatoes and onions that all add crunchy goodness to the dish, which goes well with the softness of the beef gyro meat.
And then there’s crunchy pita bread on top! You can even make your own pita bread if you’re feeling adventurous!
Greek salad doesn’t take long to make either—you can whip it up in about 20 minutes if you’re quick about it (or even less if you don’t mind having everything ready before you start cooking).
It’s good for smaller groups or families because everyone gets their own portion but still shares some common elements like the cucumber, tomato, onion and feta cheese.
You can also add olives if you like!
Greek salad is a great dish for summer eating because it’s light but filling, and it keeps well in the fridge for about a week after making it (if it lasts that long!).
4. Pasta Salad
asta salad is a great side dish to serve with beef gyros.
I like to use this recipe, but you can also use one of your own!
Pasta salad is a great choice for serving with beef gyros because it’s got a lot of flavor and texture, but it’s not too heavy.
So if you’re looking for something that won’t weigh down your stomach or make you feel like you’ve overindulged, this is a great option.
You can use whatever kind of pasta you’d like, but I recommend using penne or bowtie pasta because they hold up well when mixed with other ingredients and won’t get soggy too quickly.
As far as difficulty goes, this recipe should be pretty simple!
It only has five ingredients total: cucumbers, feta cheese, olives, pepperoncini peppers (or just red bell pepper if you don’t want the spice), and Greek yogurt (you can also just use sour cream).
This quick, easy and nutritious snack can be made using a variety of ingredients, including cheese, bread, butter and/or mayonnaise.
The texture of the sandwich will depends on the kind of bread you use.
For example, if you use rye bread then it will have a crunchy texture; if you choose white bread it will be soft and fluffy.
There are more than 50 types of cheeses available in the market today so you can experiment with different kinds to give your sandwich unique flavor every time.
6. Potato Salad
Potato salad is great because it has the perfect balance of flavor, texture, and difficulty.
The flavor can be whatever you want it to be: creamy, tangy, spicy…
Potato salad is a blank canvas for your creativity!
And the texture is soft and creamy—perfectly complementing the crunchy texture of your beef gyro.
Potato salad also requires very little preparation time—making it an easy option for when you’re short on time.
You can make potato salad using just three ingredients (potatoes, mayonnaise, and mustard), but if you want to get fancy with your potato salad recipes (and who wouldn’t?), there are some additional ingredients that will take your potato salad from good to great! Ingredients like radishes, onions or garlic make it even more flavorful and tasty—but if you’re looking for something simple, don’t worry about adding anything else!
So, I know what you’re thinking—what the heck is a burger doing in a blog post about gyros?
Well, think about it: when it comes to an event like a cookout or a barbeque, you probably want to bring something that’s easy to make and can easily be shared by everyone.
And that’s where burgers come in!
Beef gyros are great because they’re easy to make and fun to eat, but they can get kind of boring after awhile.
That’s why I always bring my favorite burger recipe whenever we have a big event at home.
My burger recipe is really simple: I just mix together ground beef with some Worcestershire sauce and seasonings, then shape the mixture into patties and grill them until they’re cooked through.
You can use whatever toppings you like on your burger—you could even try adding some greek yogurt sauce for extra flavor!
The best thing about this recipe is that it doesn’t take very long at all; it only takes about ten minutes from start to finish!
So if you’re looking for something quick, simple, and delicious for your next family gathering or weekend barbecue with friends—look no further than this tasty treat!
Pizza is a great choice for beef gyros.
It’s got a lot of flavor and texture, it’s pretty easy to make, and you can add any ingredients you want.
The most important thing is to make sure that your pizza dough is nice and fluffy, so that it can hold up to all the toppings.
If you’re using a frozen pizza dough, let it thaw in the fridge overnight.
You can use any toppings you like!
Some good options are: pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, bell peppers, sausage… whatever sounds good!
I like to bake my pizza on parchment paper so that it comes out easier when I’m ready to serve my guests.
And if you’re feeling adventurous?
Try making your own sauce!
If you’re looking to serve something delicious but easy with beef gyros, I can also recommend chicken fingers (see also: What to Serve with Chicken Gyros).
Chicken is a great way to serve up meat that’s already cooked, so it’ll be ready to go when you are.
You can also make your own chicken fingers if you want to save some money, but I think it’s more fun and less stressful to just buy them at the store.
The texture of chicken fingers is crunchy and savory, which goes really well with the flavor of beef gyros.
They’re also easy to eat because they’re bite-sized—you don’t have to worry about getting sauce on your hands or having a big piece of meat in one bite.
This makes them perfect for parties where there will be lots of people eating at once!
You can find chicken fingers at most grocery stores and restaurants in your area, so they’re super convenient for last-minute dinners or picnics.
You can even bake them yourself if you want a healthier option than frying them up in oil (just be sure not to overcook them).
Chicken fingers are also made from real ingredients like bread crumbs and spices—no weird stuff added into those crispy nuggets!
10. French Fries
I’m not sure if you’ve had the experience of eating a French fry after you’ve eaten a gyro, but it’s pretty magical.
The salty and savory flavors of the gyro—the tzatziki sauce, feta cheese, and lamb—melt into your mind as you eat it.
The crunchiness of the French fry stands up to the softness of the gyro meat.
And when you bite into them together?
If you’re thinking about making this for yourself or for guests, here are some tips:
- Use good quality potatoes (like Yukon Gold). They’ll hold up better than other varieties when frying.
- Try to get fresh ingredients from local farmers whenever possible so that you can make sure you’re serving fresh produce in your meal as well.
- Get creative with toppings! There are lots of different ways to top French fries that go beyond just ketchup and sour cream (although those are great too). You could try adding pico de gallo or guacamole; sprinkle some truffles on top; or even add some chili powder and cumin to give your fries an extra kick.
11. Macaroni Salad
I love macaroni salad.
It’s a great side dish for any meal, but especially beef gyros.
I like to make my own macaroni salad with my favorite ingredients—tender pasta, crunchy celery and onion, and lots of mayonnaise.
It’s delicious because it’s crunchy and sweet, but also because the salty flavor of the meat complements the sweet flavors of the dressing.
The texture is perfect for dipping in your gyro wrap or just eating with a fork!
The only thing I don’t love about this meal?
It can be hard to find good macaroni salad at restaurants.
Luckily, making it at home is easy!
Here are some tips on how to get started:
- Make sure you use cooked pasta instead of uncooked noodles—they’ll absorb more sauce than raw pasta and they’ll taste better too!
- Try adding different veggies like cucumber or bell pepper for added texture and flavor
- Use Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise if you want to cut down on fat content without sacrificing taste!
12. Tabouli Salad
The flavors of tabouli salad are delicious and fresh, and the texture is soft and satisfying.
It’s also super easy to make, especially if you use store-bought hummus!
You can even make it ahead of time, so that all you have to do is grab some pita bread and slice up some tomatoes when your guests arrive.
The ingredients are pretty much limitless; feel free to get creative and add whatever you like!
Some of my favorite ingredients include:
- sunflower seeds
- cumin seed
- mint leaves
If you’re looking for a fun, easy-to-make side dish to serve with your beef gyro, I’d recommend roasted artichokes.
They’re delicious and can be made with any number of different ingredients, which makes them versatile.
They’re also super easy to make and don’t require much effort at all.
Plus, they’re healthy—you can find a recipe that calls for just about any vegetable or herb you might have lying around in your kitchen.
So if you want to add some pep to your plate when serving up beefy gyros, give roasted artichokes a try!
14. Baked Crispy Eggplant Slices
The flavor of these crispy eggplant slices is indescribable—you’ll have to taste them for yourself!
They’re covered in a light breading of panko bread crumbs seasoned with salt and pepper, which gives them an incredible crunch when fried in hot oil.
They’re also served with a zesty dip made from garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil.
If you’re looking for a unique dish to serve at your next party or barbecue, this is it!
The combination of flavors is amazing: the crunchy panko breading paired with the juicy slices of eggplant makes this side dish one that people will be talking about for days.
15. Cabbage Rolls
These pork cabbage rolls (see also: What to Serve with Pork Gyros) are a great food for serving with beef gyros.
They’re a bit spicy, but not too spicy.
They’re also pretty easy to make, especially if you can find pre-made cabbage rolls in your grocery store or online.
You can use ground beef or lamb in them (or both!), which is a great way to make sure that everyone at the table has something they love.
If you want to make them yourself, start by browning some onions and garlic in olive oil, then add your meat and cook it until it’s browned.
Next, season with salt and pepper, then add some tomato sauce and water—enough to cover all of your ingredients in a single layer on top of each other so that they don’t burn while baking!
When everything is cooked through and mixed together well enough that there aren’t any dry spots anymore, let it cool before placing into the cabbage leaves themselves (make sure they’re nice and clean!).
You’ll need about 5-6 leaves per roll so plan accordingly if you want enough for everyone at your table!
Once everything’s ready, bake them at 350 degrees F for about 45 minutes until tender but still firm enough not to fall apart when you’re trying to eat them!
These are great as an appetizer or as a main course but make sure to serve them with some kind of sauce like soy sauce, Tabasco or your favorite marinara.
16. Vegetable Soup
Vegetable soup has the right amount of flavor to compliment your gyro and will add some texture to your meal.
It’s also easy to make, which means it won’t take up too much time or effort.
The ingredients are also pretty straightforward—just some vegetables and broth!
You can use whatever vegetables you want, but I would recommend using one that has a strong flavor like mushrooms or carrots.
I also recommend adding some spices like black pepper or coriander so it doesn’t taste bland.
If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding a little bit of curry powder or cumin too!
Now that we’ve talked about how easy it is to make vegetable soup, let’s talk about some occasions that would be great for serving it: picnics, camping trips and even dinner parties!
Salad is a great food to serve with beef gyros!
It has the perfect flavor and texture for a gyro, and it’s super easy to prepare.
If you’re trying to make salad for the first time, here are some tips:
- If you don’t like the taste of vinegar, use lemon juice instead.
- If you’re planning on making this as a side dish, don’t add too much lettuce or other greens; just enough so that your guests can enjoy a fresh bite every now and then.
- You can add any vegetables or fruits that you’d like—just make sure they’re all cut into small pieces so they’ll be easier to eat with the pita bread.
- And finally, salad is great because there are so many occasions when it’s perfectly appropriate to eat it: picnics and potlucks alike!
A mezze platter is basically just a plate of appetizers, but it’s a great way to get everyone at the table eating their vegetables in one fell swoop.
The mezze platter consists of lots of different Mediterranean-inspired dishes—often including hummus, baba ganoush, and stuffed grape leaves—and it’s served family style so everyone can try everything.
You can also serve it as an entrée by adding some grilled chicken breast or grilled lamb chops on top!
The best part about this meal is its versatility: you can serve it as an appetizer or main course at almost any occasion.
It pairs well with wine for a casual dinner party or holiday meal; add some grilled chicken breast or grilled lamb chops for a more formal dinner party; or serve it as your main course on Super Bowl Sunday!
If you’re looking for a great protein-packed side dish to serve with beef gyros, grilled chicken kabobs are the way to go.
They’re easy to make, very flavorful and delicious.
They can be served with a dipping sauce of your choice: tzatziki, hummus or even ranch dressing works great!
There are tons of different ways you can prepare this dish depending on your personal preferences.
You can use skewers made out of metal or wood; just make sure that the sticks won’t fall apart when you grill them.
You can also add different spices like cumin or coriander seeds to give them an extra kick.
To make these kabobs even tastier, try adding some bell peppers and eggplants – they will add color to your plate and will also give it an extra crunchy texture which is always nice!
What to Serve with Beef Gyros (19 Best Sides)
- Tzatziki Sauce
- Greek Salad
- Pasta Salad
- Grilled Cheese Sandwich
- Potato Salad
- Chicken Fingers
- French Fries
- Macaroni Salad
- Tabouli Salad
- Roasted Artichoke
- Baked Crispy Eggplant Slices
- Cabbage Rolls
- Vegetable Soup
- Vegetarian Mezze Platter
- Grilled Chicken Kabobs
- Pick your favorite recipe from this list to serve with your beef gyros.
- Prepare the rest of your delicious meal.
- Enjoy in no time!