Tailgate Recipe: Mini Gyro Sliders With Homemade Tzatziki Sauce

Looking for a tasty football party or tailgate appetizer that will leave your guests asking for more? You need to try these easy mini gyro sliders paired with homemade tzatziki dipping sauce.

Traditional tzatziki sauce is a Greek staple made from strained yogurt, cucumber, garlic, olive oil and red wine vinegar.

It’s often served on gyros, with chicken, on a burger (beef or lamb) or as a dipping sauce for pita bread and veggies. I’ve even tried putting it in mashed potatoes—and was pleasantly surprised at the light and crisp flavor the cucumber, dill and lemon gave the standard dish.

As a simple (and healthier) alternative to ranch dip, I encourage you to try making it at your next party—it will take you 5 minutes (tops) to make—and it’s delicious! Here’s our favorite version, using ingredients you probably have in your kitchen already:


  • 1 cup Greek whole milk yogurt
  • 1 English cucumber, peeled, seeded & diced
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. dill, chopped
  • Kosher salt & pepper
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil


  • Peel, seed (I like to use a melon baller to scoop out the seeds) & dice the cucumber.
  • In a food processor, combine the yogurt, cucumber, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice and dill.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Blend into a nice, smooth consistency.
  • For best results, chill 1 hour before serving.

Now, to score a touchdown at your next party, you need to pair the tzatziki sauce with these mini gyro sliders.

And don’t worry, I’m not asking you to make gyros from scratch! SANDWICH BROS has already done all the hard work for you.

Simply heat a few of their Gyro Flatbread Pocket Sandwiches in the microwave, cut into wedges, and skewer with 1/2 of a cherry tomato and piece of lettuce. Arrange on a plate next to the dipping sauce, and you’re all set.

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