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Vegetarian - Mushroom Shawarma

by Feli Chic'Cuisine

Mushroom shawarma is a vegetarian version of the popular Middle Eastern street food that traditionally uses marinated meat. Instead of meat, this version uses seasoned and sautéed mushrooms as the main filling. With a delicious combination of olive oil, garlic, paprika, and Sriracha sauce, this dish is seasoned to perfection. Wrapped in flatbread or pita, this vegetable shawarma is served with a salad of vegetables.
Photo @Feli Chic'Cuisine

Mushroom shawarma is a vegetarian version of the popular Middle Eastern street food that traditionally uses marinated meat. Instead of meat, this version uses seasoned and sautéed mushrooms as the main filling. With a delicious combination of olive oil, garlic, paprika, and Sriracha sauce, this dish is seasoned to perfection. Wrapped in flatbread or pita, this vegetable shawarma is served with a salad of vegetables.


The end result is a delicious and satisfying vegetarian version of the popular street food that's packed with flavor and nutrition. Mushroom shawarma is a great option for those who want to enjoy a vegetarian meal that's quick, easy, and delicious.


To make a mushroom shawarma, a variety of mushrooms such as portobello, shiitake, or oyster are typically used. The mushrooms are sliced and marinated in a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, paprika, and other spices. The marinated mushrooms are then sautéed until tender and caramelized.


The shawarma wrap usually consists of a warm pita bread or a flatbread like lavash or tortilla. The wrap is filled with the cooked mushrooms, along with sliced tomatoes, onions, lettuce, yogurt or, a tangy and creamy tahini sauce or hummus. Other optional toppings can include pickles, olives, and hot sauce.



Mushroom shawarma is a vegetarian version of the popular Middle Eastern street food that traditionally uses marinated meat. Instead of meat, this version uses seasoned and sautéed mushrooms as the main filling. With a delicious combination of olive oil, garlic, paprika, and Sriracha sauce, this dish is seasoned to perfection. Wrapped in flatbread or pita, this vegetable shawarma is served with a salad of vegetables.
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What is Shawarma?

Originating from the Ottoman Empire in the 18th-19th century, shawarma, meaning “turning” in Arabic, is a Levantine meat preparation, where thin cuts of lamb, chicken, beef, or mixed meats are stacked in a cone-like shape on a vertical rotisserie.


Today, shawarma is a staple street food in the Middle East, but also grown to become a popular dish in other countries.


Shawarma can be served on a plate with accompaniments, or as a sandwich or wrap and usually, eaten with tabbouleh, fattoush, taboon bread, tomato, and cucumber. Toppings include tahini, hummus, pickled turnips, and amba. 


If you want to make this vegan, use dairy-free flatbread and yogurt alternatives such as unsweetened soy yogurt, cashew yogurt, almond yogurt, or any other kind of plant-based yogurt.


How to prepare the mushrooms


How to assemble the mushroom shawarma

 

Prep.Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 5 min

Serves: 2

 

Ingredients


  • 2 Portobello mushrooms (200g Oyster mushrooms)

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • 1 tsp paprika (not smoked)

  • salt and pepper

  • 2 Flatbreads

  • 2 Tbsp Greek yogurt

  • 1 tomato, sliced

  • 4 small pickled cucumbers, sliced

  • 1/2 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced

  • Sriracha sauce

  • parsley



 


Method

STEP 1


Thoroughly clean the portobello mushroom caps, then slice them into slices. Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat and lay in the mushrooms. Cook for 4-5 minutes, turning halfway, until they release the liquid and turn golden. Coat with the garlic and paprika, and season with salt and pepper. Cook until golden brown.

STEP 2


Put the flatbread on a plat, spread over the yogurt and top with mushrooms. Scatter over the tomato, pickled cucumber and onion slices. Drizzle with the sriracha sauce and roll tightly.


STEP 3


Serve the Mushroom Shawarma with vegetables salad, couscous salad, quinoa salad or red cabbage salad.


Enjoy!


Mushroom shawarma is a vegetarian version of the popular Middle Eastern street food that traditionally uses marinated meat. Instead of meat, this version uses seasoned and sautéed mushrooms as the main filling. With a delicious combination of olive oil, garlic, paprika, and Sriracha sauce, this dish is seasoned to perfection. Wrapped in flatbread or pita, this vegetable shawarma is served with a salad of vegetables.
Photo @ Feli Chic'Cuisine

Mushroom shawarma is a vegetarian version of the popular Middle Eastern street food that traditionally uses marinated meat. Instead of meat, this version uses seasoned and sautéed mushrooms as the main filling. With a delicious combination of olive oil, garlic, paprika, and Sriracha sauce, this dish is seasoned to perfection. Wrapped in flatbread or pita, this vegetable shawarma is served with a salad of vegetables.
Photo @ Feli Chic'Cuisine
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