Vegan Seitan Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce from Veganize It! by Robin Robertson

Seitan Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

This plant-based version of the hearty Greek gyro sandwich features thinly sliced seitan wrapped in pita bread with a garlicky tzatziki sauce and sliced tomatoes, onions, or cucumbers. 

Course Sandwich
Cuisine Greek
Keyword Seitan Gyros, Vegan Gyros
Yields 4 servings
Author Robin Robertson


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 ounces seitan, very thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • Tzatziki Sauce, recipe follows
  • 4 warm pitas or other flatbreads, warmed
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 large ripe tomato, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 English cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced


  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the seitan and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Add the oregano, lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper, tossing to coat.
  2. To assemble, spread the tzatziki sauce onto the pita loaves, divide the seitan mixture among them, and top with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and onion. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Veganize It!Text excerpted from VEGANIZE IT! © 2017 by Robin Robertson. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved. Photo by William and Susan Brinson.