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nm1999

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I love to make gyros at home. For a sauce, I usually use tzatziki (either store bought or homemade). When I buy tzatziki it's usually the Greek store.

However, I know that there is another sauce option for gyros. I have encountered it in Greece but I don't know what it is! It kind of tastes like tzatziki, but it's a bit of a light orange color.

Does anyone know what it is and how I can make it at home?
 

k_tsoukalas

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I agree that homemade tzatziki is so much better but sometimes I just don't have a chance to put it together. The store bought doesn't compare, but it's better than nothing I guess. The best is when I have time to do it right and pick up some homemade Greek yogurt from the Greek store.
 
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nm1999

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I have head that the sauce I am trying to think of involves ketchup... if that helps jog people's memories.
 

ellinasgolfer0320

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The name of the sauce you're talking about is called "sauce" (see picture), and it's commonly eaten with a chicken gyros while tzatziki is eaten with pork. If you go north of Athens, then people start doing different things. For example, in volos you get tzatzik, mustard, and ketchup - tzatziki on the pita, and mustard and ketchup will be on the French fries.

Anyway, "sauce" is made by mixing Greek yogurt with mustard, mayonnaise, and ketchup. My wife makes it without the yogurt because we like a stronger flavor...20221130_192518.jpg
 
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