• 10 ounces seitan, cut into thin pieces
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon for frying
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Zest of 1/2 a lemon
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a bowl add the seitan, olive oil, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, turmeric, garlic, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  2. When ready to cook, place a frying pan over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Add the marinated seitan pieces and cook for about 5 minutes, until brown and slightly crispy.
  3. Serve the seitan shawarma in flatbread with your choice of toppings, or bring it to the table and let everyone assemble their own!