Take-out Tuesday, Easy Weekend Meal Idea

I have to share my new favorite find with you for this week’s Take-out Tuesday

Trader Joe’s Tzatzki Creamy Garlic Cucumber Dip

It is so loaded with thin, fresh, cucumber slices you will think you made it yourself…

Don’t have a Trader Joe’s nearby?  No problem!

You can also easily make your own by adding thinly sliced cucumber to any creamy dressing like Ranch, or make it from scratch with Greek yogurt and spices.  Recipes included below

Trader Joe’s is technically called a dip, but it makes a great salad dressing or sandwich sauce.  Don’t be put off by the label of creamy garlic, the garlic is subtle, not overwhelming

HHjr surprised me with a wonderful grilled chicken Tzatziki gyro after attending a very important dance recital last week

He grilled chicken, sliced it and put it on toasted naan bread, and of course you can substitute beef or lamb for the chicken

Top with Tzatzki Sauce, fresh lettuce

and diced tomato

Ok, are you starting to figure out that I forgot to take photos…

So I’m kinda faking it here, but you get the idea…

I had a busy busy week

This makes a fantastic lunch or dinner

Fresh, Easy, Heaven!

Chicken Gyros with Shortcut Tzatziki Sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Greek


  • 3 oz. sliced cooked chicken per person grilled, baked or rotisserie
  • naan bread warmed or toasted
  • sliced or torn crisp lettuce leaves such as romaine, spinach or baby kale
  • fresh ripe tomatoes or grape tomatoes diced
  • Tzatziki sauce


  • Warm chicken if cold if desired. For each gyro, place chicken on top a naan bread and cover with Tzatziki sauce to taste. Top with lettuce and tomato and fold over to serve and eat.


*Shortcut Tzatziki Sauce
Creamy Prepared Salad Dressing of choice, such as Ranch, Creamy Italian, or Green Goddess
English cucumber** sliced thinly
plain Greek yogurt
English cucumber sliced thinly
dash of lemon juice
fresh dill and garlic to taste
salt & pepper
**the long thin kind that come wrapped in plastic, their skin is much thinner and they are almost seedless
Keyword chicken gyros, chicken sandwiches, cucumber sauce, Greek sandwich, tzatziki sauce

This is going on the menu for Memorial Day weekend

See our full Memorial Day Menu tomorrow for more easy ideas and recipes for simple summer entertaining

Tzatziki sauce would be a great addition to your Salad in a Jar too!

Keep this in mind for summer cookouts instead of the usual hamburgers and hot dogs

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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Rustic and RefinedBetween Naps on the PorchCelebrate and Decorate,

Coastal CharmCooking and Crafting with J&J,  The Scoop,   A Stroll Thru Life 

Lori’s Culinary Creations,   Moonlight and Mason Jars

Full Plate Thursday  Foodie Friday & Everything Else

Share it One More Time   Delicious Dishes Recipe Party     Foodie Friends Friday







14 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Easy Weekend Meal Idea”
  1. Jodi says:

    I love chicken gyros and I need to go get some of that sauce!! 😉

  2. Jenna, I love Trader Joe’s…of course, I have to come to Birmingham! I will add this dip to my grocery list. The gyro has to be delicious and your darling grandchildren are dolls!

  3. What a great way to have a busy week! Your grands are cute as pie.
    My kids would love the chicken gyros. Now wish Trader Joe’s was closer.
    Arby’s has a pretty good turkey gyro.

  4. Jill Kuhn says:

    I have a friend who LOVES this sauce! Thanks for the recipe! I think this is what we will be having for dinner!! 😊🥒🥗

  5. Yumm! We love gyros in this house. i have never had chicken ones. Your littles are darling.

  6. Kitty says:

    I always love hearing what are some favorites of others at TJ’s, Jenna. I will look for that dip the next time I’m in there. Although, I do have an English cucumber and some ranch in my fridge right now. The easy sandwich looks so tasty. You always share the best recipes! I’ll be making this soon.

  7. Kitty says:

    I loved seeing those cutie pie, ice cream cone eating kids, too!

  8. Jenna, This looks so delicious and easy! I love naan bread and cukes too. I can see why you had no time for photos of the sandwiches when you had much more important things to photograph — baseball games, ballerinas and ice cream breaks! The kids are adorable and growing so fast! Linda

  9. Mary says:

    Sounds so good Jenna! Love your little ballerina and ball player too 🙂

  10. Mmm. It’s 6 a.m. and all I want are these gyros right now! Alas, I am stuck on the train and headed to work. I’ll be trying this when I get home!

  11. Miz Helen says:

    We would just love this Take Out Tuesday, Gyros are some of my favorites! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday! Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon.
    Miz Helen

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