A gyro is a greek dish that is traditionally meat based so for these vegan gyros we decided to use portobello mushrooms as the ‘meat’ part of the recipe.
Served in pita bread with shredded lettuce, sliced tomato, sliced radishes and the crucial element, vegan tzatiziki, this is an easy and delicious meal with the power to put a big satisfied smile on your face.
The portobello mushrooms are sliced up and then fried in a marinade sauce of soy sauce, olive oil, brown sugar, tomato sauce (ketchup), crushed garlic and liquid smoke.
This creates a wonderful smoky flavor for the perfectly textured mushrooms and combines with the tzatziki and crisp veggies to create a perfect contrast of flavors and textures.
Pita breads or wraps work great for this. Just wrap in foil at the bottom to hold it all together.
The main time consuming element in this recipe is waiting for the mushrooms to cook down. But, while you’re waiting for that to happen, you’re getting all your other elements together. You’re making your tzatziki, shredding the lettuce and slicing the tomatoes and radishes, so by the time the mushrooms are ready, everything else is ready to go and the whole thing comes together.
Total time is around 35-40 minutes.
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Easy veggie-packed vegan gyros! These flavorful and fun vegan wraps use smoky portobello mushrooms as the ‘meat’ and served with vegan tzatziki and salad in a pita bread make a super delicious vegan dinner.
For the Mushrooms:
- 18oz (500g) Portobello Mushrooms (sliced)
- 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
- 2 Tbsp Tomato Sauce (Ketchup)
- 1 tsp Crushed Garlic
- 1/4 tsp Liquid Smoke
- 6 Pita Breads (Toasted)
- Shredded Lettuce
- Sliced Tomato
- Sliced Radishes
- Vegan Tzatziki
- Add the soy sauce, olive oil, brown sugar, tomato sauce (ketchup), crushed garlic and liquid smoke to a bowl and mix together.
- Add the sliced mushrooms to a frying pan and pour over the sauce. Cook until most of the water from the mushrooms and the sauce has cooked off.
- Serve on toasted pita breads with shredded lettuce, sliced tomato, sliced radishes and vegan tzatziki sauce.
*Quite a bit of the prep for the serving of this recipe this will be done while the mushrooms are cooking, so the prep time mentioned is really just for the preparing of the mushrooms and the mushroom cooking sauce.
*Nutritional information includes a full helping of everything including tzatziki sauce.
- Serving Size: 1 Gyro
- Calories: 401
- Sugar: 11.2g
- Sodium: 695mg
- Fat: 16.7g
- Saturated Fat: 2.7g
- Carbohydrates: 52.2g
- Fiber: 5.2g
- Protein: 13.4g