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Mushroom Shawarma Pita with Tahini Sauce

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Greetings, foodies! Today, we have an exciting culinary adventure in store for you. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with a mouthwatering Mushroom Shawarma Pita recipe that's as simple as it is delicious. By layering flavors and textures all on one sheet, this sheet-pan recipe will leave you wanting more. So, grab your apron and let's dive right in!

Ah, shawarma - the very word conjures up images of succulent, marinated meat sizzling on a vertical rotisserie. But wait, what if we told you that our Mushroom Shawarma Pita is completely plant-based and can be baked to perfection on a single sheet? Yes, you heard it right! This vegetarian twist on the classic Middle Eastern dish promises to surprise and delight even the most discerning palates.


The secret to an unforgettable Mushroom Shawarma Pita lies in the layering of flavors and textures. Start by tossing thick slices of tender portabella mushrooms with a medley of aromatic spices such as cumin, paprika, and pepper. Add a drizzle of olive oil, and a sprinkle of salt, and let the magic happen.

While Mushroom Shawarma Pita may not be an essential recipe in your culinary repertoire, it's definitely worth trying. Whether you're a vegetarian looking for a plant-based shawarma fix or simply an adventurous food lover, this sheet-pan wonder offers a delightful twist on a classic dish.

So there you have it, folks - the incredible Mushroom Shawarma Pita made all on one sheet! By layering flavors and textures in a simple yet ingenious way, this recipe delivers a mouthwatering experience that will leave you craving more. So, why not embrace your inner foodie and give this deliciousness a whirl? Who knows, it might just become your go-to weekend treat!

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Mushroom Shawarma pita on a plate and filled with veggies

Mushroom Shawarma Pita with Tahini Sauce


  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings

Description

This Shawarma Pita recipe features succulent portabella mushrooms, crunchy cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and smooth yogurt, all nestled in a fluffy pita.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. Monterey Mushrooms® Portabellas* , stemmed, gills removed, and cut into 3/4-inch slices
  • 1 small red onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 loaves pita
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 Persian cucumbers, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • Tahini, for serving, optional

*Selecting Monterey Mushrooms® "High Vitamin D" Mushrooms will provide you with 400 IU's of vitamin D per 3 oz serving, which is 50% of the Daily Value as recommended by the FDA. 


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Place mushrooms and onions on a rimmed baking sheet. Add oil cumin, paprika, salt and pepper, and toss to coat. Bake until mushrooms and onions are tender and light golden-brown, about 20 minutes.
  2. Spread yogurt over each pita. Top with mushroom mixture, tomatoes, cabbage, cucumbers and cilantro. Drizzle with tahini.
  3. Serve and enjoy.
 

Notes

Tip: Add some heat with your favorite red pepper hot sauce.

Mushroom Shawarma pita on a plate and filled with veggies
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Mushroom Shawarma Pita with Tahini Sauce


  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings

Description

This Shawarma Pita recipe features succulent portabella mushrooms, crunchy cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and smooth yogurt, all nestled in a fluffy pita.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. Monterey Mushrooms® Portabellas* , stemmed, gills removed, and cut into 3/4-inch slices
  • 1 small red onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 loaves pita
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 Persian cucumbers, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • Tahini, for serving, optional

*Selecting Monterey Mushrooms® "High Vitamin D" Mushrooms will provide you with 400 IU's of vitamin D per 3 oz serving, which is 50% of the Daily Value as recommended by the FDA. 


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Place mushrooms and onions on a rimmed baking sheet. Add oil cumin, paprika, salt and pepper, and toss to coat. Bake until mushrooms and onions are tender and light golden-brown, about 20 minutes.
  2. Spread yogurt over each pita. Top with mushroom mixture, tomatoes, cabbage, cucumbers and cilantro. Drizzle with tahini.
  3. Serve and enjoy.
 

Notes

Tip: Add some heat with your favorite red pepper hot sauce.

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Lindsey

Lindsey loves the art and science of growing (and cooking) mushrooms!

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