Tofu Gyros

4 servings


15 minutes

active time

1 hour

total time


1 cup shredded cucumber (about 1 medium-large cucumber)

1 cup plain, unsweetened non-dairy yogurt (I tested this recipe with both coconut and almond yogurts)

1 tbsp olive oil

1 small clove garlic (minced or grated)

1/2 tsp salt

1 tbsp white wine vinegar (or use lemon juice)

2 tbsp minced fresh dill

1 16 oz. block House Foods extra-firm tofu

1 and 1/2 tbsp olive oil

4 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce

2 tbsp tomato paste

1 tsp mustard

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

1/2 tsp ground coriander

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp dried oregano

4 pita breads

vegan tzatziki (recipe above)

savory grilled tofu (recipe above)

2 cups shredded lettuce

1 cup cherry tomatoes (sliced)

cooked French fries (optional)


For the vegan tzatziki:

Sprinkle the shredded cucumber with salt and place it in a colander to drain for 10-15 minutes.

Stir together the yogurt, oil, garlic, salt, and vinegar in a bowl. Take the cucumber and squeeze out any more excess liquid using your hands or cheesecloth. Stir it into the mixture until well-incorporated. Finally, stir in the fresh dill. Season to taste and store cold.

For the savory grilled tofu:

Open the tofu, drain liquid from the package, and then wrap it in a clean towel, placing a heavy object on top of it to press out excess liquid from it. (Or use a tofu press). Let the tofu press for 10-15 minutes.

Preheat your grilling implement and make sure the grates are cleaned and well-seasoned with oil.

Mix together all of the ingredients for the tofu marinade until smooth. Cut the tofu width-wise into 8 approximately-equal slices. Use a baking dish or a large plate to pour the marinade over the tofu slices, then turn them over to coat both sides.

Grill the tofu pieces on an outside edge of the grill (don't use the hottest part; low-and-slow helps make the tofu a little chewier and crispier). Cook for 6-8 minutes per side, flipping halfway through. You want to see the tofu getting a little bit crisp on the outside with nice browning.

If desired, brush the tofu with a little bit more of the extra marinade after cooking.

For the grilled tofu gyros:

If desired, warm the pitas on the grill or however you prefer. Add two slices of tofu to each pita, along with plenty of lettuce, tomato, tzatziki, French fries if using, and any other toppings of choice. Enjoy hot.


Serving Size

1 pita with tofu and top


392 kcal

Total Fat

14 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Unsaturated Fat

7 g

Trans Fat





926 mg

Total Carbohydrate

47 g

Dietary Fiber

8 g

Total Sugars

5 g


24 g

4 servings


15 minutes

active time

1 hour

total time
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