Mushroom Shawarma For Vegetarian Guests

Sarah Proctor ©

Perfect for house guests who don’t eat meat… or anyone who would like a lighter, spicier main meal option


  • Large mushrooms
  • Flatbreads
  • 50ml olive oil/veggie oil

For the spice mix

  • ½tsp tumeric
  • 1tsp ground cumin
  • 1tsp ground coriander
  • 1tsp paprika
  • 2tsp salt
  • ½tsp cayenne
  • ½tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1tsp garlic granules

To serve

  • Iceberg lettuce leaves, sliced
  • Small red onion, thinly sliced
  • Pickled jalapeños
  • 100ml yogurt
  • 200g Sainsbury’s chestnut baby mushrooms

To Make

  1. Cast the spices into a bowl with 50ml of olive oil and mix well. Throw in your mushrooms and toss until well coated.
  2. Slide them onto a skewer (soak wooden ones in water for 30min beforehand), and grill till soft and golden. Anywhere between 5-10min depending on your heat. Toast your flat breads.
  3. Now it’s time for the tasty build. Chuck in the lettuce, mushrooms, and jalapeños then drizzle with a bit of yogurt… top with your favourite hot sauce if you can handle it.

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