Vegetarian Gyros

Summary

Yield
Servings
SourceStrongerTogether.coop
Prep time25 minutes
Cooking time20 minutes
Total time45 minutes

Description

Don't have dill on hand for these delicious gyros?  Try substituting fresh mint!

Ingredients

6 ounces
yogurt, plain
1/2 cup
cucumber (finely diced)
1 1/2 teaspoon
dill, fresh (finely minced)
3 cloves
garlic (peeled and roughly chopped)
4 tablespoons
lemon juice (divided)
12 ounces
tempeh (cut into 1/2 inch wide strips)
2 tablespoons
tamari
1/2 teaspoon
oregano, dried
1/2 teaspoon
rosemary, dried
1 teaspoon
paprika
1/4 teaspoon
cinnamon, ground
1 tablespoon
Worcestershire sauce (vegetarian)
2 cups
water
1 tablespoon
olive oil
1  
tomato (sliced into half moons)
1/2 cup
onion, red (thinly julienned)
4  
pita bread, whole wheat

Instructions

In a small mixing bowl, stir together the yogurt, cucumber, dill, 1 teaspoon of the minced garlic and 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice. Set aside. Place the tempeh in a large pot along with the remaining garlic, tamari, spices, Worcestershire, remaining lemon juice and water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for about 20 minutes. Remove the tempeh and discard the liquid. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tempeh strips and pan fry on each side for a few minutes until browning and crispy. To assemble gyro sandwiches, gently warm the pita bread to soften and top with tomato and onion. Add the cooked tempeh strips and yogurt sauce and fold or roll the pita over the fillings.

Notes

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