Since restaurants have been closed, I’ve been missing some of my favorite places in the area. This recipe came from an attempt to replicate a cauliflower shawarma from an Israeli food restaurant that I love. They serve it with tomatoes, scallions, tahini, and parsley—so creamy and tasty! For this vegan recipe, I’m using kale and cucumber for a summer twist with a blueberry hummus!
For those that have never tried it before, shawarma is a Middle Eastern dish that typically consists of a meat cut into thin slices. Seasonings typically include turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves. Of course, I veganized this version using cauliflower.
This cauliflower shawarma is healthy and packed with flavor. The cauliflower is roasted in plenty of spices, while the cucumber and kale add freshness and texture. The blueberry hummus is slightly sweet, a bit tart, and so creamy! It’s the perfect addition to this pita bread sandwich.
The creamy blueberry hummus can be made using only three ingredients: classic hummus, lime juice, and, of course, mashed blueberries.
This delicious cauliflower pita sandwich is the perfect quick lunch or summer treat for picnics or barbecues. It’s so healthy and easy to make! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
If you liked my vegan cauliflower shawarma recipe, try making my healthy zucchini-carrot noodle recipe featuring a spicy peanut sauce. For this recipe, I made ribbons out of zucchini and carrots to simulate noodles. This is also known as zoodles. It is a fun way of adding a little twist to this classic, Asian-style stir fry recipe. The peanut sauce gives the noodles added flavor for a hearty and filling meal.
Or, try making my mini vegan pita pizzas with artichoke and asparagus. This vegan pita crust-based pizza with asparagus and artichoke is delicious and packed with flavor from the vegetables, garlic, tomato sauce, and herbs. This recipe is ideal for people who are looking for a quick and easy way to make pizza at home that doesn’t involve making the crust from scratch.
This recipe was republished with permission from Every Healthy Bite.