Seitan Pita Pockets with Vegan Tzatziki Sauce

I have always believed that because I am a California girl, I can throw around the word “dude” however I want, whenever I want, and as many times as I want to.  This is one of those times….Dude…these Seitan Pita Pockets with Vegan Tzatziki Sauce are so freakin’ gooooood!  Who knew that vegan tzatziki was even possible!?  Well, it is, and it is super easy to make.  Nothing says “simple” like a blender.  Toss it all in, blend and bam-o instant tzatziki! 

 Stuff all the yummy veggies inside the pocket, and you my friend, have yourself a light and healthy dinner!  Keep in mind, that you can use virtually anything to shove inside of the pockets.  I just used my favorites in the recipe. Nothing funky, and keep it simple.

Seitan Pita Pockets with Vegan Tzatziki Sauce
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
FOR THE TZATZIKI
  1. 1 tbsp olive oil
  2. 1 cup raw cashews
  3. 3/4 cup water
  4. 1/2 small cucumber shredded
  5. small handful fresh dill
  6. 5 garlic cloves
  7. 2 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  8. 1 tsp onion powder
  9. salt to taste
FOR THE PITA POCKETS
  1. 1 package pita pockets
  2. 1 package or block of seitan
  3. 1 handful fresh spinach
  4. 2 red ripe tomatoes
Instructions
  1. Place cashews, water, lemon juice, salt, garlic, dill and onion powder in the blender and blend until it is very smooth.
  2. Place into a bowl, and add the grated cucumber...make sure you have squeezed the water out of it, or the sauce will be watery.
  3. Refrigerate for at least one hour
  4. Slice seitain in small thin strips, and put in a pan with a little bit of oilve oil. Sprinkle on your favorite seasoning, and stir until browned to your liking.
  5. Place a skillet on low to medium heat, and place the pita pockets on top. Grill for about 3-4 minutes or until browned.
  6. Place all of the ingredients ( or the ones that you like) into the pockets, and serve immediately
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