Vegetarian seitan gyros with rosemary and parsley

Ingredients for vegetarian seitan gyros with rosemary and parsley

  • 550 g Veggie Protein Bloc – Spelt
  • 250 ml Olive oil (Amanprana Verde Salud)
  • 4 Cloves of garlic
  • 1 Large onion
  • 2 tablespoons Paprika powder, hot
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika powder, sweet
  • 1 bunch Fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon Red palm oil (Amanprana)
  • ½ bunch Parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon Thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut blossom sugar (Amanprana Gula Java Brut)
  • ½ tablespoon Fleur de sel (Amanprana)

Preparation of vegetarian seitan gyros with rosemary and parsley

  1. Remove the seitan from the packaging and drain off the marinade.
  2. Cut the seitan into slices, as you would for meat-filled gyros, and place in a large bowl.
  3. Peel the garlic and onion and cut finely.
  4. Add to the bowl of seitan. Add the olive oil and spices and mix well by hand (preferably using disposable gloves), rubbing the ingredients into the seitan. Continue until the seitan has absorbed enough marinade.
  5. Chop the parsley and basil finely using a sharp knife and set aside.
  6. Heat up a tablespoon of oil in the pan and quickly fry the seitan in small portions. Carefully add the spices and rosemary to the gyros just before serving and let the flavour be absorbed.
  7. These vegetarian gyros can be served with various healthy side dishes, such as chips fried in coconut oil, salad or rice, or in a pita topped with soya tzatziki.

Gyros is a traditional Greek meal. While a shawarma is Middle Eastern and a doner is Turkish, the gyro is Greek.

It is often eaten as a fast food, but it is still exceptionally tasty. Gyros were originally made with pork, but this vegetarian version may be even tastier! Gyros resemble shawarmas, but different herbs and spices are used to make them. They are also often compared to the Turkish doner kebab, but these also use different herbs and the meat is cut differently. For these gyros we will be using seitan, making them vegan. The rosemary in these vegetarian gyros gives them a unique flavour and adds spice and aroma to your meal. Serve up these gyros and surprise your companions with a Greek meal with a twist.

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Stefano Vicinoadio

Who is Stefano Vicinoadio? Here at Bertyn we got to know him at an organic fair in Germany. We immediately hit it off and it turned into a great working relationship. Stefano is actually a photographer, and it is his passion. But his love for cooking has resulted in the most delicious recipes... together with great photos.

Stefano describes himself as colourful, loud, a vegan, a friend, a discoverer, a digital nomad and straightforward. Stefano changed tack and started to eat and live a healthy vegan lifestyle His life took a wholly different course when he became very ill. At the age of 33 he was going with all guns blazing, but he didn't spare a thought for his own health - he smoked, drank a lot, worked up to 16 hours a day and drank around two litres of coffee daily. Then he developed two serious hernias, as well as being very overweight. He realised that he could not continue this way and decided on a complete turnaround. He quit drinking and smoking and slowly changed his diet, until he finally went almost completely vegan. Vegan, a step further than vegetarian Stefano's recipes are all vegan. A vegan eats no animal products whatsoever, taking it a step beyond vegetarianism. Vegans don't eat eggs, dairy products or honey. These recipes by Stefano will prove to you that there's still a great deal left to work with. See the recipes and try them out for yourself!

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Fan: Sebastian Copien

Sebastian Copien

Chef & cookbook author

“For seitan it is always important for me that it is not made from gluten flour but from well-washed and organic spelt. I have bought and tried many different types of seitan and was never satisfied in terms of consistency, texture and flavour. But your spelt seitan convinced me immediately and I am just thrilled!!” sebastian-copien.de