What are some of the traditional Greek flavors that are typically found in souvlaki dishes?
Recreate the Classic Greek Flavors with this Delicious Vegan Souvlaki Recipe
If you’re looking for a dish that’s healthy and flavorful, you can’t go wrong with vegan souvlaki. This traditional Greek recipe is perfect for those who love the taste of grilled meats but want something vegan or vegetarian-friendly. It’s made with marinated vegetables, tofu, or seitan, making it a hearty and flavorful meal that’s packed with nutrients.
- 1 block of firm tofu, seitan or assorted vegetables of your choice
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
- 1 small red onion, sliced
- 8-10 small mushrooms, sliced
- If using tofu or seitan: Cut the tofu/seitan into small cubes (about 1 inch each).
- If using vegetables: Cut the vegetables into similar size pieces and place them on skewers.
- In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper until everything is well blended.
- Coat the tofu/seitan or vegetables with the marinade and let it sit for at least half an hour.
- Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Alternatively, you can also use a grill pan or a griddle.
- Grill the tofu/seitan or vegetables for about 8-10 minutes, flipping them occasionally to cook evenly on all sides.
- Before serving, skewer the tofu/seitan or vegetables with the sliced tomatoes, onions, and mushrooms. This will add an additional kick of flavor and texture to your souvlaki.
Vegan souvlaki is typically served with a variety of different dipping sauces and sides. Hummus, tahini, or tzatziki sauces are all classic choices that will complement the unique flavors of your souvlaki well.