Vegetarian shawarma

We all love to indulge into some nice fastfood once in a while, don’t we? I recently made the best shawarma (or shoarma) pitabreads ever, and the good news is: these are totally healthy ánd animal friendly! Oke, it might be faster and easier to get some ready made shoarma at your local kebab shop, but I promise that you’ll feel much better after eating these ones!

For a fastfood meal it might not be super ‘fast’, but if you’re a fast chopper it won’t take much more than 15 minutes of your time.



You’ll need the following ingredients, for two big eaters:

– 4 whole grain pitabreads (click here for my own recipe)
– 2 table spoons of sunflower oil
– 1 package of vegetarian shoarma (I like the Tivall one)
– 3 garlic cloves
– 3 shallots
– 1 avocado
– 5 tomato’s
– some fresh cilantro about 10 grams)
– 150 grams of any kind of lettuce (i like rucola)
– some virgin olive oil



Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees celcius.

Pan-fry the vegetarian shoarma in a pan for about 4 minutes in the sunflower oil. Use medium-high heat. While you’re waiting for the shoarma to fry, mince 2 shallots and press out the garlic with a garlic press. Add the onion, garlic and some pepper and salt to the shoarma and fry for another 5 minutes.

In the meantime, put the pitabreads in the pre-heated oven and set the timer for 8 minutes.

Now it’s time to chop all of the remaining ingredients (lettuce and olive oil can be left unchopped).

Take the breads out of the oven and cut them in half. Fill the breads with each1/4 of the shoarma, the sliced tomato’s, a bit of the shallot, cilantro and lettuce, all to your likings.

Now you can turn the remaing vegetables (you’ll have quite some left) into a salad. Just put the veggies into a salad bowl and add some olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper (and anything else you’d like, really).

Eat the breads while they’re still hot and serve with some spicy sauce or garlic mayonaise.