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Vegan gyros with pearl oyster mushrooms

Pearl Oyster Mushroom Gyros | With Vegan Tzatziki Sauce

Try this delicious vegan gyros with perfectly spiced pearl oyster mushrooms and cashew tzatziki sauce and you won't be disappointed!
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Greek
Servings 4 servings


Vegan tzatziki ingredients

  • 200 g cashew yogurt
  • 100 g grated and well squeezed cucumber use big holes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 grated garlic clove use small holes
  • tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh mint leaves

Greek pita ingredients

  • 220 g all purpose flour
  • 5 g dry yeast
  • 130 ml soy milk or water
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Pearl oyster mushrooms preparation ingredients

  • 4-500 g pearl oyster mushrooms
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp salt or to taste
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp ground pepper black, green and red pepper mix
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp chili optional
  • tsp garlic powder
  • tsp onion powder
  • tsp ground cinnamon
  • tsp ground nutmeg

Fresh veggies

  • 4 lettuce leaves roughly chopped
  • 100 g sliced cucumber
  • 2-3 sliced radishes
  • 5-6 cherry tomatoes cut in halves
  • ½ sliced red onion


  • Put all tzatziki ingredients in a bowl, combine them well and place in the fridge;
  • To make the Greek pitas, put the yeast in a bowl and combine with 70 ml of warm soy milk; set aside for 10 minutes;
  • Meanwhile put the flour, oil and salt in a large bowl and combine well; add the yeast mixture and start kneading; gradually add the remained milk and knead until you get an elastic dough; knead for another 3-4 minutes then transfer it to a bowl greased with oil; cover the bowl with a clean towel and let it rise for about an hour or until it doubles in size;
  • Put the mushrooms in a bowl with 1 tbsp of oil and spices; combine well and set aside for 30 minutes;
  • Heat a large pan or a wok and add 120 ml water and the mushrooms, cover with a lid and sauté for 30 minutes; stir from time to time; at the end, add 1-2 tbsp of oil and cook over high heat for 2 minutes;
  • When the dough doubles in size, remove it from the bowl and place it on a surface dusted with flour; cut the dough into 4 equal parts, shape them into balls and allow them to rest for 10 minutes;
  • Use a rolling pin to roll each dough ball into 23-24 cm discs;
  • Heat a pan, grease it with a bit of oil if needed, and cook the pitas for about 2-3 minutes on each side over medium heat;
  • To assemble the gyros, put on each pita lettuce leaves, then a mushroom layer, fresh veggies and cashew tzatziki sauce on top.
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