Plant-Based Meatballs Gyro Sandwich

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The recipe for the plant-based meatballs gyro sandwich is sponsored by Pure Farmland™. The opinions and text are all mine.

a plate with plant-based meatballs over a bed of greens

Grow your options, change your world, and eat the most delicious plant-based meatballs gyro sandwich!

I like to expand my options by adding plant-based protein into the diet and offering my family a diverse menu with familiar flavors. Using farm-grown ingredients such as Pure Farmland™ Italian Style Plant-Based Meatballs allows me to include meatless meals and reinventing the classics.

The ingredients for the vegetarian gyros include Pure Farmland Italian Style Plant-Based Meatballs and fresh produce

Enjoy a Plant-Based Meatballs Gyro Sandwich tonight!

Turkish cuisine is one of our favorites as it allows crafting easy meatless meals. The gyro sandwich recipe is a perfect example. We used similar components of the classic gyro sandwich and created a plant-based option using Pure Farmland Italian Style Plant-Based Meatballs. This Turkish inspired recipe includes a fresh cucumber tomato salsa with olive oil and preserved lemons, field greens, and tahini dressing.

The components for the Turkish inspired meal include plant-based meatballs, flatbread, cucumber salad with preserved lemons, and a tahini sauce. All pictured here.

This meatless meal is yummy and easy to prepare. Get creative and use your flavor twist. The plant-based meatballs are versatile and allow so many flavor combinations. You can make a gyro sandwich, a sub, or serve the meatballs over pasta, chili, soups, and make even make meatless appetizers too!

The flavor of the Pure Farmland Italian Style Plant-Based Meatballs is fantastic, and you can find them at Publix!

Showing the process on how to oven bake the plant-based meatballs

Pure Farmland Italian Style Plant-Based Meatballs are gluten and dairy-free. The ingredients used in the crafting of the product grow on the farm, not in the lab. I love that the packaging is 50% recyclable too!

Pure Farmland offers a variety of options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All products are made in the USA, from purposely chosen ingredients from around the world. If you are looking for meat alternatives, Pure Farmland simplifies the search offering options the entire family loves.

Head over to Publix and purchase Pure Farmland plant-based products. You can find them at the frozen aisle.

The ingredients for the cucumber salsa include preserved lemons, tomato, purple onion, lemon juice, olive oil, and Italian spices

This is the full line up of yummy plant-based options to craft meatless meals at home:

  • Plant-Based Breakfast Patties available in savory and maple (with real maple syrup)
  • Plant-Based Burger Patties simply seasoned and dairy-free cheddar alternative.
  • Plant-Based Protein Starters Soy-Based Protein Crumbles available in simply season and mild Italian style.
  • Homestyle Plant-Based Meatballs and Italian style with dairy-free parmesan alternative.
Making the cucumber salsa by mixing all ingredients together using a bowl.

Enjoy the best Turkish inspired Plant-Based Meatballs Gyro Sandwich tonight with Pure Farmland Italian Style Plant-Based Meatballs, and fresh garnishes.

Street food is popular worldwide and is part of the culinary heritage in many countries. Same as gyros, kebabs, pizza, or yakitori in other parts of the world. Tacos in Mexico are part of the culinary fabric and street food staples.

The Plant-Based Meatballs Gyro Sandwich served on a green plate

Some historians say the gyro sandwich started in Greece inspired by the Turkish döner kebabs and the middle-eastern swarma. However, in 1970 food historians mention the gyro sandwich is a recent creation born in the streets of New York.

Whether a recent food creation or not gyro sandwiches are delicious and can adapt based on one’s tastebuds, and our plant-based meatballs gyro sandwich is an excellent example of adapting a classic using vegetarian protein.

a birds-eye of a tablescape with food and a package of meatless meatballs

Tips on how to make the best Turkish inspired Plant-Based Meatballs Gyro Sandwich.

  • Head over to Publix and purchase all the ingredients, including the Pure Farmland Italian Style Plant-Based Meatballs.
  • Cook the meatballs in the oven following the instructions in the package. We opted for adding a little bit of Italian spice rub and olive oil.
  • Choose the correct flatbread. The ideal one is not too small and not too large. Those with buttery flavor are our favorites.
  • Use homemade preserved lemons. These lemons add tasty citrus and salty note, plus aroma. This ingredient is optional; however, it adds a surprisingly delicious flavor.
  • The cucumbers chosen are those seedless. Do not need to peel.
  • The tomatoes must be ripe and juicy. And the purple onions finely chopped.
  • Use fresh parsley, preferably hand-cut, not chopped.
  • Olive oil, thyme, oregano, and lemon juice are all staples of Mediterranean cuisine. Use these ingredients to season the cucumber salsa.
  • The field greens are a tender baby leaf mix.
  • And the final touch is a tahini dressing for a nutty note.
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a plate with plant-based meatballs over a bed of greens
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Plant-Based Meatballs Gyro Sandwich

Enjoy the best Turkish inspired Plant-Based Meatballs Gyro Sandwich tonight with Pure Farmland Italian Style Plant-Based Meatballs, and fresh garnishes. This recipe includes a fresh cucumber tomato salsa with olive oil and preserved lemons, field greens, and tahini dressing. Plus warm buttery flatbreads.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegetarian Cuisine
Keyword gyro, plant-based, sandwich
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 277kcal
Author Chef Adriana Martin

Equipment

  • Convection oven
  • Baking tray
  • Aluminum foil
  • Chopping block
  • Knife
  • Mixing bowl

Ingredients

For the Plant-Based Meatballs

  • 1 package Pure Farmland Italian Style Plant-Based Meatballs 
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herbs

For the Cucumber Salsa

  • 1/2 seedless cucumber, cubed
  • 1 tomato, cubed
  • 1/2 purple onion, finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 1 preserved lemon, sliced (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herbs

For the Gyro Sandwiches

  • 6 flatbreads
  • 1 cup field greens
  • 1/4 cup tahini sauce

Instructions

  • Cook the Pure Farmland Italian Style Plant-Based Meatballs in the oven following the instructions in the package.
  • Heat the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the plant-based meatballs in a foil-lined baking sheet and coat the meatballs with olive oil, and a dash of Italian herb mix. Bake for 15 minutes and turn the meatballs to cook for another 8 to 10 minutes until reaching an internal temperature of 175 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Chop the produce for the cucumber salsa. Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, drizzle with the lemon juice, and the spices, and mix well using a spoon.
  • Warm the flatbreads in a flat skillet and set aside.
  • Put the plant-based Meatballs gyro sandwiches together by placing the warm flatbread on a plate. Then adding the field greens, two plant-based meatballs, garnish with the cucumber salsa and drizzle with tahini sauce.

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Notes

Tips to achieve the best results when making the plan-based meatballs gyros:
  • Head over to Publix and purchase all the ingredients, including the Pure Farmland Italian Style Plant-Based Meatballs.
  • Cook the meatballs in the oven following the instructions in the package. We opted for adding a little bit of Italian spice rub and olive oil.
  • Choose the correct flatbread. The ideal one is not too small and not too large. Those with buttery flavor are our favorites.
  • Use homemade preserved lemons. These lemons add tasty citrus and salty note, plus aroma. This ingredient is optional; however, it adds a surprisingly delicious flavor.
  • The cucumbers chosen are those seedless. Do not need to peel.
  • The tomatoes must be ripe and juicy. And the purple onions finely chopped.
  • Use fresh parsley, preferably hand-cut, not chopped.
  • Olive oil, thyme, oregano, and lemon juice are all staples of Mediterranean cuisine. Use these ingredients to season the cucumber salsa.
  • The field greens are a tender baby leaf mix.
  • And the final touch is a tahini dressing for a nutty note.

Nutrition

Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 383mg | Potassium: 355mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 694IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 3mg

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