Sheet Pan Shawarma Recipe

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Oh yes, friend.  This Middle Eastern inspired shawarma recipe is a total keeper that is going to have you hooked at first bite!


Shawarma (also commonly spelled shwarma or chawarma) is a roasted meat dish, similar to a gyro, where the protein is very thinly sliced and served in a pita or wrap.


To Start

Preheat oven to 400°F and line a 13" x 18" baking sheet with parchment paper.



Combine lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, cumin, coriander, paprika, turmeric, aleppo pepper flakes, and cinnamon. Whisk to combine. Divide the marinade into 2 bowls.



Add the tempeh to the first bowl, tuning to coat each piece in the marinade. Set aside for 10 minutes to marinate.

Vegetarian Options

Not a fan of tempeh?  You can totally replace it with firm tofu, no problems at all.



Add the cauliflower florets and chickpeas to the second bowl, turning the ingredients together with a large spoon or tongs until all of the vegetables are coated.



Arrange tempeh on the sheet pan, spooning any remaining marinade from the bowl on top of the pieces. Then, add the seasoned cauliflower and chickpeas to the pan. Layer in onion quarters and place 2 lemon halves on each side of the pan.


Finish Up

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the tempeh is warmed through and the vegetables are tender.