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Vegetarian Gyros with Jackfruit

These Vegetarian gyros are filled with jackfruit instead of the traditional meat filling. Stuffed in a pita, this Greek sandwich is hearty and yummy.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Course: sandwich
Cuisine: greek
Servings: 4 serving


For Jackfruit Filling:

  • 1 tbsp Vegan margarine or Oil
  • 1 Large Onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic, finely minced
  • 1 20 oz . cans Young Jackfruit in brine, rinsed, drained and shredded
  • 2 tsps Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Low sodium Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 2 ~ 3 tbsps Lemon juice
  • To taste Salt & Pepper

To make Sandwiches:

  • 4 Pita bread/ Flatbread
  • 1 Medium Red Onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsps Red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsps Parsley or Cilantro, finely chopped
  • As needed Hummus (Homemade or Store bought)
  • As needed Tzatziki Sauce (Homemade or Store bought)
  • As needed Lettuce, shredded
  • As needed Tomato, diced
  • As needed Cucumber, diced


Make Jackfruit Filling:

  • Heat margarine or oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 3~4 minutes or until softened. Add garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.
  • Next add the shredded jackfruit and cook for 20 minutes or until browned and caramelized.
  • Add some water, oregano, soy sauce, coriander, salt and pepper. Simmer for 10~15 minutes or until liquid is almost evaporated.
  • Finally stir in the lemon juice and set aside.
  • In the meantime, toss sliced red onion with red wine vinegar and set aside to marinate.

To Serve:

  • Warm bread, smear with hummus, pile up with the jackfruit filling and toppings of choice. Serve immediately.
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