Vegan Gyros (with Seitan and Homemade Tzatziki Sauce)
June 30, 2020
It’s officially summertime and that means fresh tasting food. During summers in England, we used to pop round to a close friend’s house (she is Greek) and savour in all the delicious Greek food she would make for us. Souvlaki and gyros were my favourite and I could have happily eaten them all summer long!
I recently got the craving for gyros and decided to experiment in the kitchen for the perfect vegan alternative. Alas, I came up with a recipe that not only took me back to my childhood but has also been a top request of Eddie’s! It’s bloomin’ simple, quick, and will disappear before you can say “Opa!”
VEGAN GYROS RECIPE:
Serving size: 4 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes. Cook time: 5 minutes.
Ingredients for Tzatziki:
- 8oz Vegan Greek-style yogurt (I prefer Kite Hill plain unsweetened almond milk yogurt)
- 1/2 English cucumber shredded & drained
- Dill (~ 2 sprigs)
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Salt to taste
Ingredients for Gyro:
- Seitan (I use Sweet Earth Traditional Seitan)
- 1 tomato sliced
- 1/4 cucumber sliced
- Shredded lettuce
- Finely sliced red onion
- Grate cucumber over a clean dish towel. Wring over sink to get rid of as much water as possible.
- Add all tzatziki ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Adjust salt to your liking.
- Warm seitan up for about 5 minutes on a non-stick frying pan with a drizzle of olive oil.
- Pop pita in the oven for a couple of minutes to warm up.
- Whilst pita is warming up, chop veggies for layering inside pita.
- Start to layer the ingredients in whatever order you desire but just make sure to top with lots of tzatziki for optimal flavour!
- That’s it! You can store any leftover tzatziki in the fridge for a few days but it never usually lasts that long in my house. 🙂