One of my favorite takeout meals is the shawarma plate from a Middle Eastern restaurant down the street from us. I crave the combination of salty, savory and tart flavors. Typically I’ll get the rice and potatoes subbed out for more salad, but they don’t have a vegetarian option for when I want something plant-based. So what’s a food blogger/dietitian to do? Here is my vegan version of a Shawarma Salad Plate – and it’s gluten-free too!
Check out the recipe for my Vegan Shawarma Salad Plate below… or design your own with some of these fun options!
Shawarma Salad – Essential Ingredients
- Romaine lettuce
- Chickpeas or lentils
Shawarma Salad – Optional Ingredients
- Pickled turnip (trust me, it’s awesome)
- Dill pickles, sliced (if you can’t find the pickled turnip)
- Radishes (thinly sliced)
- Red onion (thinly sliced)
- Pita cut into triangles or pita chips, broken up into pieces (gluten-free)
- Hot peppers
Shawarma Salad Dressing Options
For a quick option, I’ll use a fresh ranch salad dressing on my shawarma salad. I also love this with my Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing. It’s absolutely perfect!
Vegan Shawarma Salad Plate – Gluten Free!
What’s your favorite salad recipe? I’d love to hear your ideas.