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Vegan-y Delicious Gyros and Tzatziki

In my never ending quest to go eat vegan foods only, I had to make a vegan version of this classic Greek recipe. 

Vegan-y Delicious Gyros & Tzatziki. Easy, 1-Bowl  simple ingredients for Vegan Mushroom Gyro and Vegan Tzatziki.

Vegan Gyros & Tzatziki

Determined to have delicious Gyros, I made my own gyro spiced seitan and marinade. Especially smothered in Tzatziki sauce and served with Greek Styled Potatoes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Vegan
Servings: 2
Author: Nicole Kearsley

Ingredients

Vegan Gyros

  • 1 pound Gyro Seitan or seitan
  • 1/2 Red Onion sliced
  • 2 Tomatoes sliced
  • 4 Pita Bread

Marinade

  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Lemon Juice
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoon Fresh Oregano chopped (2 teaspoons dried)
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper

Tzatziki

  • 1/2 cup Vegan Yogurt plain
  • 1/4 cup Vegan Sour Cream Tofutti
  • 3 tablespoon Vegan Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dill chopped (fresh/dehydrated)
  • 2/3 cup Cucumber finely chopped (peeled & deseeded)
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • 1/2 Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Combine gyro marinade ingredients. Thinly slice gyro seitan then marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 8 hours.
  • Drain finely chopped cucumber in a colander to remove excess liquid then combine with remaining Tzatziki ingredients. Refrigerate for 1 or more hours.
  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, saute gyro slices in skillet until browned on both sides, approximately 3 to 4 minutes per side. Work in batches so not to crowd seitan in skillet.
  • Warm pita in separate skillet or oven.
  • Assemble gyros in pita with gyro seitan, tzatziki, sliced onions, and tomatoes. Serve with Greek-style potatoes. 

Notes

GYROS: Gyros are one of the top 5 unofficial comfort foods of New York.
*MAKE IT A COMBO: Served with greek styled potatoes, deliciousness awaits!
**MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: Use my gluten-free flatbreads instead of pita bread.
***GREEK GYRO SEITAN & MARINADE: You can make the seitan yourself. Here’s the link for gyro seitan & marinade.
****HOMEMADE SEITAN: You can make the seitan yourself. Here’s the link for homemade seitan.
*****SERVING: This recipe yields 15 grams of protein per serving.
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