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Deliciously Flavorful Greek Vegan Gyros Recipe

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Deliciously Flavorful Greek Vegan Gyros Recipe

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Deliciously Flavorful Greek Vegan Gyros Recipe

Greek Vegan Gyros Recipe

Introduction

Gyros is a traditional Greek dish that usually contains meat. But with a few simple substitutions, this deliciously flavorful recipe can be made vegan! Instead of meat, we’ll use marinated tofu which is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The key to making the perfect vegan gyros dish is all in the spices and the cooking method. Read on to find out how to make this mouth-watering Greek vegan gyros recipe.

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces extra-firm tofu, drained and pressed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 pita breads
  • 1 cup chopped lettuce
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/2 cup sliced onion
  • 1/4 cup vegan tzatziki (recipe below)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, oregano, basil, thyme, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Cut the tofu into small strips and place them in a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the tofu and toss to coat.
  4. Transfer the tofu to a baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
  5. While the tofu is baking, warm the pita breads in the oven for 5 minutes.
  6. Assemble the gyros by placing the lettuce, tomato, and onion on the warm pita breads. Add the baked tofu and top with vegan tzatziki.
Vegan Tzatziki Recipe

Vegan Tzatziki Recipe

This creamy and tangy vegan tzatziki is the perfect sauce to add to your gyros to bring out all the flavors.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain vegan yogurt
  • 1/2 cup grated cucumber, squeezed to remove excess water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the vegan yogurt, grated cucumber, minced garlic, lemon juice, and chopped fresh dill.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Chill the tzatziki in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.

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Outro

This Greek vegan gyros recipe is packed with all the flavor and texture of the traditional gyro without any of the meat. With the right balance of spices and texture in the tofu, this dish is sure to become a regular in your meal rotation. The vegan tzatziki adds the perfect creamy and tangy flavor to tie all the ingredients together. Give this recipe a try and enjoy a vegan version of this delicious Greek dish!

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