Vegan Grill Recipe: Mushroom Shawarma with Superfood Tahini

by Pantry Food Co. on May 11, 2021

Recipe from Pantry Chef Jorden Kedem.

Hearty Oyster Mushrooms on the Grill

Skewered and covered in a za'atar spice mix, these oyster mushrooms are hearty enough to withstand grilling--- and they'll have your guests guessing why this shawarma tastes SO GOOD. The best part? It’ll be vegan.

Set atop a vibrant golden tahini that has been lightly infused with Pantry EVOO (1:1 THC: CBD) AND bone broth for a collagen boost, this dish is easy to make at home and good for you too. To keep the recipe vegan, skip the bone broth, or use an alternative vegan collagen source.

What is za’atar spice made of?

Za’atar is a blend of spices commonly used in the Middle East. The exact spice blend can vary greatly depending on where you are in the region, but typically, za’atar spice will have: savory herbs like dried oregano, spices like cumin or coriander, sesame seeds, salt and something tangy like sumac! Za’atar is good on almost anything, from lamb to pita bread.  

Do oyster mushrooms taste like meat? 

When prepared properly, oyster mushrooms can taste like meat! They are often compared to seafood or chicken. It’s less about the taste of the mushrooms (though that’s important, too) and more about the texture. Naturally, they have a delicate and nutty flavor, but can be dressed up to match your taste buds if you’re looking for a plant-based meat. 

bowl of bright yellow turmeric tahini

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Serving size: 2 tablespoons tahini
per serving: dose to your preference!

Cooking Tools:

Knife
Small & medium mixing bowl
Saucepan
Blender
Rubber spatula
Skewers
Grill

Ingredients:

For Tahini: 
2 small gold beets (pre-boiled in hearty stock or bone broth and sliced into 1/6ths)
Bone broth
A quarter cup tahini base
2 cloves garlic
Icy water (until desired consistency)
Lemon juice
Ground turmeric
Salt & pepper to taste
Pantry EVOO

For Mushroom shawarma:
6 oz king oyster mushrooms
3 minced garlic cloves
EVOO
Fresh thyme
Sumac
Ras al hanout
Maldon sea salt


Superfood Tahini

  1. Gather all your ingredients for this portion of the recipe and place inside of a high-speed blender until smooth.    
  2. Add more turmeric or salt gradually for desired color and taste before transferring to a glass or plastic container with lid. 
  3. You will probably have some Tahini left over once plating this dish, it will keep in your fridge for up to two weeks.
 

Mushroom Shawarma

  1. Clean your mushrooms if they are still attached to their base with lukewarm water and dry any left over water with a kitchen cloth. Place in glass bowl and toss around in olive oil and all the spices listed except for the sea salt flakes.
  2. When you’re ready to cook, preheat the grill or oven (to 475ºF).
  3. Thread mushrooms on to a large skewer, then place on a large baking tray or a grilling net and roast for 30 minutes or until browned and crispy, turning occasionally. You want to maintain the plump texture of the mushroom in the center.
  4. Spread or drizzle the Tahini Mixture on the plate you're serving on before transferring the hot skewers from the grill. Add freshly ground black pepper, a pinch of the sea salt flakes and your desired dose of Pantry olive oil, you can get creative here by adding smoked or sweet paprika as well.
  5. Top dish with fresh chopped parsley and serve hot. Enjoy!

top view of oyster mushroom shawarma over superfood tahini