I’ve mentioned here a few times that I ordered some vegan goodies to test out for ya’ll.  I know, my job is so hard.  One of my very favorite splurge type meals when I was a carni was gyros.  I could eat forty of them and still want more.  Oh, okay…that was an exaggeration but you know what I mean.  I loved them to pieces.

I haven’t have anything remotely similar to gyros in…….(sigh, am I really that old?) like 13 years or so.  So imagine how excited I was to find a sub for gyro “meat”.  I found it at Pangea and if you’ve never browsed around there you should.  I always find great stuff at pretty good prices and fast as hell shipping.  I always get everything I ordered and it’s so lighting fast.  Plus the one time I called they were so sweet to talk to.  I love them.

But on to the gyro “meat”…this is what I found…

Viana Veggie Gyros

So I ordered them in and made some really awesome-riffic gyros!  I highly, repeatedly recommend that you order some for yourself.  It brought me back to my gyro loving pre-vegan days.

Vegan Gyros are lip-smack-a-licious

The “Tzatkiki” Sauce

  • 1 whole ripe avocado
  • 1 cup Tofutti Sour Cream
  • 3 garlic cloves – pressed or minced
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Mash the avocado in a bowl with a fork.  It’s okay if you leave it a bit lumpy.  It’s still good.  Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.  You can play with the quantities if you wish.  I was feeding 2 hungry vegans so I didn’t need much but feel free to add more avocados or sour cream as needed.  I put my mixture in the fridge until I am ready to plate the food.

The yum-tastic insides

  • Viana Veggie gyro “meat”
  • 1/2 chopped white onion
  • handfull pitted kalmata olives chopped into pieces
  • olive oil

Heat 4 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet.  Add chopped onions and cook until translucent.  Add gyro “meat”.   Add chopped kalmata olives to the skillet after the “meat” starts to brown so the olives heat nicely.  Continue cooking until fully browned.  Remove and set aside (covered to keep warm).  Take flatbread or pita and place in the same skillet that the “meat” was in and heat through.  Remove.  Add sprouts, “meat” mixture and top with sauce.  If tomatoes would have been in season, I would have topped these with chopped tomatoes but alas, they are not.  So, I had mine without tomatoes.

Let me tell you that I enjoyed these so so much.  Totally awesome.  If you are in the mood for gyros I HIGHLY recommend the Viana Veggie Gyros.

Viana Veggie Gyros gets a hearty “5 Goatz” for making me want to ship in mass quantities to eat until I can no longer stuff my face.  Yes, they are that good.