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Make your own gyro spice

Making your own gyros is actually quite simple and you achieve a surprisingly equivalent result. A result that works well here at home in the more northern latitudes of Sweden when you can´t enjoy the original in Greece.

Gyro spice
Different spices to make gyro spice. (Photo: Markus Olsson)

To get that characteristic taste of the meat or chicken, gyro spice is needed, which is a mixture of several different spices such as cumin, garlic powder, red pepper (paprika) powder, oregano, thyme and cinnamon.

This is the recipe for the right proportions:


2 tablespoons cumin (1 ounce)
2 tablespoons garlic powder (1 ounce)
2 tablespoons red pepper (paprika) powder (1 ounce)
1 tablespoon thyme (0,5 ounce)
2 teaspoons oregano
1 pince cinnamon (1 ml)


Measure the spices and mix well.

Gyro before mixture
Gyro spice before mixture. (Photo: Markus Olsson)

Gyro after mixture
Gyro spice after mixture. (Photo: Markus Olsson)

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