Nava Atlas’s Vegan Seitan Gyros

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Recipe for Nava Atlas’s Seitan Gyros, a vegan version of the classic Greek sandwich that’s quick and easy to prepare anytime.


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 16 ounces seitan, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled
  • 1/3 cup vegan ranch or creamy dill dressing, or more as needed
  • 8 pita breads (preferably whole grain), regular or pocketless
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly shredded dark green lettuce
  • 3 medium plum tomatoes, thinly sliced, or more as needed


  1. Makes 8 Servings (1 Gyro Each)
  2. 1. Heat the oil in a medium skillet. Add the onion and sauté over medium heat until translucent. Add the garlic and continue to sauté until both are just beginning to turn golden.
  3. 2. Add the seitan, oregano, and cumin. Raise the heat to medium and continue to sauté until the seitan is golden and crisp on most sides, then remove from the heat.
  4. 3. Quarter the cucumber lengthwise, cut away seeds if watery, and slice. In a small bowl, stir together the cucumber and dressing.
  5. 4. To assemble, place 1 or 2 pitas on individual serving plates. Arrange a little lettuce over each pita, followed by the seitan, and the cucumber mixture. Arrange 3 slices or so of tomato down the center of each. Have everyone fold the pitas and eat out of hand.
  6. Per Gyro: 371 calories; 5g total fat; 22g protein; 64g carbohydrates; 7g fiber; 670mg sodium.