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Tempeh Gyros

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"Traditional seasonings, traditional taste, traditional food. A meal your whole family will love. Authentic Greek cooking at its finest. I only use non-GMO organic silken tofu."
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9 h 8 m servings 385
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Combine vegetable broth, soy sauce, lemon juice, oregano, thyme, 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic, Himalayan salt, and dash of pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil. Cut tempeh in half and add to the boiling water. Boil for 10 minutes to remove any bitter taste. Transfer tempeh to a cutting board and allow to cool slightly.
  3. Cut tempeh into 1/4-inch slices and place them in the vegetable broth marinade. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator 8 hours to overnight, stirring occasionally to be sure tempeh is covered with marinade.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Transfer marinated tempeh slices to the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven, turning halfway through, until golden brown and beginning to crisp at the edges, 30 to 35 minutes.
  7. Place pitas in the hot oven until warmed through, 3 to 5 minutes.
  8. Squeeze excess water from cucumbers using a paper towel. Place tofu, cucumbers, dill, 1 teaspoon garlic, salt, and pepper in a food processor. Blend until tzatziki is well mixed. Adjust seasonings if desired.
  9. Assemble a gyro by placing 1/4 of tempeh slices, tomatoes, and red onions on top of a pita. Cover with tzatziki. Repeat with remaining tempeh, tomatoes, onion, and pita.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Use tamari instead of soy sauce and gluten-free pita in place of whole wheat pita for a gluten-free version.
  • Whole wheat pita can also be substituted with sprouted wheat pita.
  • For non-vegan version of tzatziki, use about 1 cup plain Greek yogurt in place of the tofu.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 385 calories; 10.6 53.9 25.1 0 1086 Full nutrition

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