Vegan Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce
The best plant-based alternative for gyro meat is without doubt shredded oyster mushrooms (not cut, but torn apart). The texture and the taste are just perfect. We filled our pita pockets with lots of vegan gyro meat, fresh veggies and a homemade vegan tzatziki sauce.
Servings 4 servings
Making vegan gyro meat
Take your pearl oyster mushrooms. Cut the end of the stem off. Tear both cap and stem with your hand into shreds.
Take a bowl and make the marinade by mixing olive oil, soy sauce, lemon juice, oregano, cumin, paprika powder, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix this marinade with the oyster mushrooms.
Place a parchment paper in a sheet pan. Spread the shredded oyster mushrooms preferably in one layer.
Pre-heat oven to 425 Fahrenheit (220 degrees Celsius) and baked them for 40 minutes or until crispy on the edges. Watch how it progresses, and flip occasionally to make sure all sides are nicely baked and crispy.
Making vegan tzatziki
Wash the cucumber and use a cheese grater to make grated cucumber.
Take a bowl and transfer the cucumber to it. Sprinkle it with salt and wait for 5 minutes for the cucumber to release water. When you see water, squeeze the grated cucumber in between your palms. If you skip this step, the cucumber will release the moisture directly to the sauce, and it will be super runny.
Take a bowl and add yoghurt, sour cream, white vine vinegar, olive oil, finely chopped garlic, dill, and pepper. Mix them well. Finally, add the grated cucumber and mix again.
Assembly your pita or wrap
Wash and slices tomatoes. Peel and slices purple onion. (You can slice more cucumbers to add if you want.)
Take your pita pocket or wrap and stuff them with all the goodies: vegan gyro meat, tomatoes, onion slices, vegan tzatziki. Enjoy!
Serving: 1serving without pita | Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 1307mg | Potassium: 634mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 242IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 3mg