Seitan Gyro

A classic Gyro, Veganised with Seitan, Salad, Pickled Veg and Dairy-free Tzatziki, all wrapped up in a wholemeal tortilla for a classic Greek experience, perfect for a dinner party!

Seitan Gyro

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Since becoming fully Vegan, I’ve had to change my ‘meat’ replacements, because I can no longer grab a convenient bag of ‘Quorn’ from the freezer, so as much as I have never eaten meat before (like literally never in 23 years), so I’m not trying to replace it with anything but having something other than vegetables in my meal so it is just a little more substantial has to be considered.


So, I have been getting into the habit recently of making a large batch of Seitan at the Weekend, which will see me through for a week or two, so it is easy to grab from the fridge and make whatever I fancy (I leave it in its cooking broth in the fridge for 7-10 days and cook when necessary).

Seitan Gyro

There are many things you can make with Seitan as I have demonstrated on my blog previously, however, this recipe is for Seitan Gyro which is a traditional Greek dish made of meat – traditionally pork or chicken, and served in a flatbread with tomato, onion and tzatziki.

I love Greek food, and whenever I go for a meal, I will choose Greek 80% of the time (the 20% would be Indian!). Classic dishes such as Moussaka, Dolmades, Tzatziki, Gigandes and Spanakopita are some favourites of mine but this is tricky now being Vegan!


Typically, Greek dishes are rather meat orientated and therefore I’ve never been able to eat a Gyro at a restaurant but I’ve seen the idea as I scroll through the internet so I wanted to make it for myself and its great to be able to create a classic dish from your favourite cuisine and make it Vegan to enjoy at home, because why should we miss out for helping the planet!?

I use a Seitan loaf from the batch of two that I make beforehand, and cut into equal sized thin slices, which are then cooked in a delicious combination of spices. Whilst you are cooking the Seitan, you can sauté the onions in a separate frying pan to save time, make up your Tzatziki and make sure your tomatoes are chopped, Gherkins are sliced (I use jarred sliced Gherkins) and your wraps are ready to be rolled.


Once all your components have come together, you are ready to roll, wrap and tuck in! This meal is perfect for a dinner party as you can serve all the components on serving plates for your guests to tuck in and fill their wraps as much or as little as they like. The recipe will serve approximately 4 people depending on how much you fill your wraps!

Seitan Gyro

If you would like to try some more Seitan recipes, then check out some of my other posts:

Seitan Burger

Cauliflower and Seitan Burrito

Seitan Peanut Wrap

BBQ Seitan ‘Ribs’


I hope you enjoy this recipe and if you give it a go, leave a comment and let me know or post a picture on  instagram or  facebook and use #untaintedtastes and tag me @untaintedtastes as I’d love to see them 🙂 xo


Seitan Gyro
 
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Recipe type: Vegan, Main
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 1 Seitan loaf, sliced into strips (see post above)
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • handful tomatoes, diced
  • Gherkins, sliced, to serve
  • Salad leaves, washed and sliced, to serve
  • 4 Wholemeal tortilla wraps
Tzatziki
  • ¾ cup non-dairy plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • ½ tsp fine sea salt
  • ¼ cucumber, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp dried mint
Instructions
  1. Heat 2 tbsp. olive oil in a frying pan over a low-medium heat, then add the seitan strips, coat in the oil and heat through for 5 minutes, stirring so they don’t stick, then add the spices and coat in the seitan strips, and continue to stir for 10 minutes or until golden. Remove from the frying pan and place on a plate.
  2. Wipe out the frying pan, add a tbsp. olive oil and sauté the onion on a medium heat, stirring to prevent sticking, for 10 minutes until softened and caramelised. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  3. Prepare the Tzatziki by combining all the ingredients in a bowl, taste and adjust accordingly.
  4. Take a tortilla wrap, place salad leaves, sautéed onion, seitan strips, gherkins and tomatoes in the centre of the wrap and place in the microwave to heat for 30-50 seconds, then add the Tzatziki, wrap tightly and enjoy!
 

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