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Vegan Gyro Recipe

Vegan Gyro Recipe
Vegan Gyro

If, as a vegan, you feel like you’re missing out on all the gyro fun, this is the perfect recipe for you. Ideally, gyros are cooked on a vertical spit, as I’m sure you’ve seen at Greek restaurants. Since I don’t expect you to have one in your home kitchen (and since tofu doesn’t stack quite as nicely as meat), we will sautee our tofu until it’s crispy and golden brown, like delicious gyro shavings. And let me tell you, the accompanying vegan tzatziki recipe is good to have on hand, even if you don’t plan on making gyros again. It’s a great dipping sauce that can also enliven even the most lackluster veggie sandwich. Although, if you’ve been following my recipes, your sandwich game should be pretty smooth by now.

Are you ready to embark on a culinary journey that combines the rich, bold flavors of Mediterranean cuisine with the ethics and health benefits of a plant-based diet? Look no further than our delectable Vegan Gyros recipe! In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the process of creating a mouthwatering gyro that’s cruelty-free, satisfying, and every bit as savory as the traditional version.

The Magic of Vegan Gyros: A Brief Introduction

Gyros have long been a beloved street food in Greece, with their succulent, spiced meat sizzling on vertical rotisseries, captivating passersby with their tantalizing aroma. But you don’t have to miss out on this culinary delight just because you’re vegan. Our Vegan Gyros recipe captures all the flavors you love while using plant-based ingredients that are better for your health and the environment.

Vegan Gyros

Indulge in the exquisite flavors of our Vegan Gyros, featuring cozy pita bread cradling well-seasoned chickpeas, a delectable yogurt-dill tzatziki sauce, and an array of delightful vegetables. Prepare to be amazed by this absolutely sensational sandwich!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 305 kcal



  • For the gyro filling:
  • 1 block of extra firm tofu drained and crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4-6 pita breads
  • 1 cup lettuce shredded
  • 1 cup tomato diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion thinly sliced
  • For the tzatziki sauce:
  • 1 cup vegan yogurt
  • 1/2 cup cucumber grated and drained
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the crumbled tofu, garlic, lemon juice, oregano, salt, and pepper. Cook for 10-15 minutes, or until the tofu is crispy and golden brown.
  • While the tofu is cooking, prepare the tzatziki sauce. In a mixing bowl, combine the vegan yogurt, grated cucumber, garlic, lemon juice, dill, salt, and pepper. Mix well and set aside.
  • Warm the pita bread in the oven for 2-3 minutes.
  • To assemble the gyro, spread a generous amount of tzatziki sauce on each pita bread. Add a layer of shredded lettuce, diced tomato, sliced red onion, and the cooked tofu. Roll up the pita and serve.
Keyword Greek Food

There you have it—the ultimate Vegan Gyros recipe that’s sure to satisfy your cravings for Mediterranean cuisine while aligning with your plant-based lifestyle. Whether you’re a seasoned vegan or simply looking to try something new, these gyros are a perfect addition to your menu. Serve them at gatherings, parties, or enjoy them for a cozy dinner at home. The blend of spices, creamy Tzatziki, and crisp veggies will transport your taste buds straight to Greece.

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Eliana Alvarado
Eliana Alvarado
9 months ago

5 stars
Nice recipe

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