Vegan Hummus, Avocado, & Roasted Red Pepper Gyros

In the dark of winter, sometimes we lighten up dinnertime by enjoying an indoor “picnic.” We spread a couple of big blankets in the middle of the living room, attempt to keep the dogs away, and dream of spring when we can start doing the same thing outdoors again. It’s a fun change from eating at the table, and it’s an excuse for me to make sandwiches for dinner – or something else equally easy. Basically, a win all around.

Vegan Hummus, Roasted Red Pepper, & Avocado Gyros recipe - Creamy hummus and smoky roasted red peppers make for a scrumptious vegan gyro.

Last week, the sandwich of choice was – you guessed it – gyros! These Hummus, Avocado, & Roasted Red Pepper Gyros, being vegan, are pretty far from your typical meat-filled variety, but they’re utterly delicious nonetheless. Inspired by a vegan gyro at a nearby Greek restaurant, I’ve stuffed these pitas with garlicky hummus, creamy avocado, and smoky roasted red peppers. Cucumbers and lettuce lend a bit of green crunch.

Vegan Hummus, Roasted Red Pepper, & Avocado Gyros recipe - Creamy hummus and smoky roasted red peppers make for a scrumptious vegan gyro.

Basically, you stuff your pitas, fold ’em up taco-style, and go to town. But don’t actually go to town. Stay home, have a picnic, and eat your gyro.

Vegan Hummus, Roasted Red Pepper, & Avocado Gyros recipe - Creamy hummus and smoky roasted red peppers make for a scrumptious vegan gyro.

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Vegan Hummus, Avocado, & Roasted Red Pepper Gyros

These fresh and easy vegan gyros make for a light and simple – yet satisfying – dinner (or lunch)!

Ingredients:

  • 4 pita breads (I use whole wheat)
  • 1 cup hummus, prepared or homemade
  • 1 8-ounce jar roasted red peppers (or about 1 cup homemade)
  • 1 avocado, pitted and sliced
  • 1/2 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced
  • 1 cup romaine or leaf lettuce, shredded
  • Salt & pepper

Directions:

  1. Set a saute pan or indoor grill pan over medium-high heat. Warm pitas on each side until golden and heated through, about 2 minutes.
  2. Lay all four pitas flat. Spread 1/4 cup hummus in the middle of each pita. Top with roasted red peppers, avocado, cucumber, onion, and lettuce. Top with a dash of salt and pepper, if desired. Fold in half and serve.

Meat Option:

Add chicken. For my carnivorous guy, I whipped up some chicken using this yogurt and lemon marinated chicken recipe from Shockingly Delicious. Chicken in his + none in mine = happy campers, both of us!

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Karen Raye

Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.