Vegan Shawarma With Seitan Strips And Tzatziki

Vegan Shawarma With Seitan Strips And Tzatziki Recipe

By Loving It Vegan

🔪Prep Time: 30 minutes

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 30 minutes


For the Seitan Strips:

1/3 cup Canned Chickpeas (55g)

2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast

1/2 tsp Garlic Powder

1/2 tsp Onion Powder

1/8 tsp Cumin

1/8 tsp Coriander Powder

1/4 tsp Oregano

1 Tbsp Soy Sauce

1/4 cup Tomato Paste (65g)

1/2 tsp Paprika

1/8 tsp Black Pepper

1/3 cup Vegetable Stock (80ml)

1 tsp Dijon Mustard

1/8 tsp Liquid Smoke

1 cup Vital Wheat Gluten (150g)

For the Marinade:

2 Tbsp Soy Sauce

1/2 tsp Paprika

2 Tbsp Maple Syrup

1 Tbsp Tomato Paste

1 Tbsp Olive Oil

1/8 tsp Liquid Smoke

For the Shawarmas:

6 Pita Breads or Flat Breads or Wraps

Shredded Lettuce

Sliced Tomato

Sliced Cucumber


Vegan Tzatziki


1Add the chickpeas, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, coriander powder, oregano, soy sauce, tomato paste, paprika, black pepper, vegetable stock, dijon mustard and liquid smoke to the food processor and process until well mixed.

2Transfer to a mixing bowl and add the vital wheat gluten. Stir in briefly and then get in there with your hands, kneading it a few times in your hands until it goes from soft and sticky until it's just starting to get firm.

3Flatten it on a work surface and pat it down into the shape of a large steak. Wrap it in tinfoil (not too tight as it needs room to expand) and place into a steamer basket over a pot of boiling water (or in any kind of steamer that you have) to steam for 20 minutes.

4While the seitan is steaming, make up your hummus and vegan tzatziki.

5After steaming, remove from the tinfoil (be careful not to burn yourself) and then cut it into strips and place into a frying pan.

6Mix up the soy sauce, paprika, maple syrup, tomato paste and olive oil for your marinade and pour it over the seitan strips.

7Fry the seitan in the marinade, turning over regularly, until all the pieces are nicely charred and crispy on the outside.

8Spread some hummus onto a pita bread or wrap. Add shredded lettuce and sliced cucumber and tomato, top with a few seitan strips and finish with a dollop of vegan tzatziki.

9Repeat for the rest of the shawarmas and serve!

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