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Vegan Roasted Cauliflower Shawarma Wraps


Crispy, flavorful cauliflower "meat" wrapped in a warm pita with creamy tzatziki sauce, crunchy cucumber-tomato salad, and tangy pickled red onion.

Cuisine: Middle Eastern-Inspired Vegan
Servings: 4-6 wraps


  • 1 medium - large head of cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 pita breads
  • Tzatziki sauce (see below)
  • Cucumber-tomato salad (see below)
  • Pickled red onion (see below)

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 cup vegan yogurt
  • 1/2 cup diced cucumber
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cucumber-Tomato Salad

  • 2 cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 - 6 tomatoes, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Pickled Red Onion

  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Rinse the cauliflower florets and toss with olive oil, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Spread the cauliflower mixture on a baking sheet in a single layer and roast for 20-25 minutes, or until tender and caramelized.
  4. Warm the pita breads by wrapping them in foil and heating them in the oven for 5-7 minutes.
  5. Assemble the shawarma wraps by spreading tzatziki sauce on each pita, followed by a few slices of roasted cauliflower, cucumber-tomato salad, and pickled red onion.

Suggested Drinks

Grüner Veltliner: A crisp and minerally white wine that complements the bright, herbaceous flavors of the cauliflower and tzatziki sauce.

Rosé: A dry and fruity rosé can add a lovely touch to this Mediterranean-inspired dish, with its subtle acidity cutting through the richness of the cauliflower and sauces.

Non-Alcoholic Option

Sparkling Water with Lime and Mint: A refreshing and revitalizing drink that cleanses the palate between bites of flavorful shawarma.

Ginger Beer: A spicy and invigorating ginger beer can cut through the richness of the dish, while its warm spices complement the herbal notes in the tzatziki sauce.