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Vegan Shawarma Sandwiches

You'll love this savory soy-free shawarma topped with a tangy tahini sauce.

Makes 8 sandwiches

What You Need:

For the shawarma:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large Yukon Gold or Russet potato, peeled and grated
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, sliced
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon powdered dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 tablespoon dried basil
2 teaspoons dried oregano
3/4 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon coconut aminos
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup shelled hemp seeds
1/3 cup chickpea flour
1/4 cup potato starch

For the sauce:
1/2 cup tahini
8 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1/2 teaspoon salt

For the sandwiches:
8 pita bread rounds
1 red onion, sliced
1 cucumber, sliced (optional)
1 tomato, sliced

What You Do:

  1. For the shawarma, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a loaf pan. In a large frying pan over medium heat, heat oil. Add potato, onion, and garlic and sauté until potato and onion are soft and translucent, about 5 to 10 minutes. Add broth, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid is absorbed and mixture begins to brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
  2. In a food processor, combine potato-onion mixture with remaining shawarma ingredients and process until it becomes a thick dough. Pack dough into loaf pan, smoothing top, and cover with foil. Bake shwarma for 50 minutes, remove foil, and bake an additional 10 to 20 minutes until top is dry and sides pull away from pan. Allow to cool, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  3. After refrigerating, preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Slice loaf into thin slices, place on pan, and cover loosely with foil. Reheat for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and serve.
  4. For the sauce, in a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients.
  5. To assemble the sandwiches, fill one pita with slices of shawarma and top with onion, tomato, and cucumber. Drizzle with sauce.
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