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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

Nicole Kearsley
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 Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean, Vegan
Servings 2

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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