Vegan Mushroom Shawarma with Garlic Sauce!

I know. I know.. I went there. Vegan shawarma?? Are you kidding me? I know that's what you might be thinking. But please don't judge this recipe until you try it. And with the garlic sauce. It's a must. 

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I'm not going to say much about this recipe except "DAMN IT'S SO GOOOD I THINK I'M GOING TO CRY!" That's what I was saying when I had the girls over for a vegan barbecue (If this is getting too vegan for you, hang in there my friend). 

I've had the idea for this recipe for a while roaming in my head, but I'm glad that I didn't make it until I thought of the garlic sauce and ah ah ah it's the perfect combo. 

Don't like having garlic breath afterward? I hear you. It just doesn't feel comfortable. But I've got a solution. 

Eat an apple, drink mint tea, lemonade, use a tongue scraper. All these things can help a little. 

It'll be worth it anyways. So dig in.


Vegan Shawarma & Garlic Sauce



  • 3 portobello mushrooms
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • chili pepper to taste 
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary optional
  •  3 pita bread for serving

Garlic Sauce

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup soy milk (or water)
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tbsp apple vinegar
  • 1-2 tbsp nutritional yeast optional
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • garlic powder optional



  1. In a large saucepan, saute the onions on medium heat with 2 tbsp of water 
  2. Add the spices and stir until golden
  3. Meanwhile, slice the mushrooms thinly then add them 
  4. Do not add water even if it's sticking a little bit. The mushrooms will release their liquid as they cook
  5. Add the fresh rosemary if using
  6. When the mushrooms are soft turn off the heat 

Garlic Sauce

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a Vitamix or a food processor and mix
  2. Taste and adjust to your preference


  1. Spread the garlic sauce on the pita bread
  2. You can add pickles, potato fries (baked of course to stay healthy!), chili sauce, etc. Go crazy
  3. Add the mushrooms 
  4. Roll & enjoy!