Vegetarian Seitan Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

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Vegetarian Seitan Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce - Tasty and wholesome Greek-style gyros (made with seitan) with creamy and refreshing tzatziki sauce is perfect for your summer dinner!



Seitan marinade

  • 1/2 lb of cooked and sliced seitan
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • Juice of a small lemon
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Tzatziki sauce

  • 1 Persian cucumber, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • Juice of a small lemon
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper to taste


  • 6 flatbreads
  • 2 Persian cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomato
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced thinly and soaked in ice water for 15-20 minutes



  1. Mix all the ingredients in a medium-size bowl and marinate the seitan for at least 2 hours.
  2. In a large size non-stick pan, cook the marinated seitan until they are golden brown, 2-3 minutes on each side. Set them aside.

Tzatziki sauce

  1. Grate the Persian cucumber and sprinkle about 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  2. Let it sit over a colander for 15-20 minutes. This will extract water from the cucumber.
  3. Squeeze all the water out of cucumber and place them in a bowl.
  4. Mix the cucumber with the rest of the tzatziki sauce ingredients. Set it aside.


  1. On a flatbread, smear about 1-2 teaspoons of tzatziki sauce.
  2. Add the cooked seitan and vegetables on top.
  3. Top it off with more tzatziki sauce and enjoy.


* For tzatziki sauce, if you don't have Greek yogurt, you can substitute for more sour cream and vice versa. I personally like the sour cream version of it more than the Greek yogurt version.