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Tempeh Gyros with Tofu Tzatziki

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  • Author: Annie
  • Total Time: 1440


No mishmash of mystery meat here. Just wholesome tempeh full of tangy, garlicky flavor and loaded with cooling dairy-free tzatziki. Add a side of lemon-dill potatoes and dinner is served!



Tempeh Marinade

  • 8 ounces tempeh, sliced ~1/4″ thick
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried onion flakes
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 4 Tbsp. vegetable broth
  • 2 Tbsp. liquid aminos
  • 1 tsp. rice wine or white wine vinegar
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 4 Whole Wheat Chipotle Tortillas or Whole Wheat Pitas

Tofu Tzatziki

  • 1 1/4 cup silken tofu
  • 1/2 medium-sized cucumber, peeled, deseeded and chopped
  • 1/2 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. dill weed
  • 1/4 tsp. mustard powder
  • 1 tsp. dried onion flakes
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp. rice wine or white wine vinegar
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon


  1. Combine all of the ingredients for the marinade (except for the tempeh) in a shallow dish and whisk to combine.  Add the tempeh slices and marinate for a couple of hours or overnight, turning the pieces of tempeh now and again.
  2. To make the tzatziki, combine all of the ingredients (except for the cucumber) in a food processor and process until smooth.  Pour the mixture into a container or bowl, and stir in the diced cucumber.  Store in the refrigerator to marinate for a couple of hours.
  3. When ready to eat, take the tzatziki out of the refrigerator to take off the chill.  Wrap the tortillas or pitas in foil and gently warm in the oven.
  4. To make the gyros, heat a skillet and add a splash or two of vegetable broth.  Brown the tempeh on both sides, adding a little more broth or water as necessary.  Now, get to work assembling your gyros.  Pile all of the goodies on to the tortillas/pitas and add chopped tomatoes, Kalamata olives, red onion, parsley – it all sounds good!


  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 390
  • Sugar: 2
  • Sodium: 1158
  • Fat: 12
  • Saturated Fat: 3
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 53
  • Protein: 19
  • Cholesterol: 0