You can definitely make this recipe in a hurry if you're craving shawarma but short on time. Serve in pita pockets with your favorite toppings for easy eating.




  • For yogurt sauce, in a small bowl stir together the yogurt and tahini; set aside.

  • In a small bowl stir together the salt, pepper, allspice, cardamom, and nutmeg. In a large skillet cook onion and garlic in hot oil for 3 to 4 minutes or until onion is just tender. Add spice mixture to skillet. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Add meat to skillet; cook and stir until meat is heated through. Stir in the lemon juice.

  • Spoon meat mixture evenly into pita halves. Add tomato slices and, if desired, avocado slices. Serve with yogurt sauce.

Nutrition Facts

367 calories; 17 g total fat; 5 g saturated fat; 4 g polyunsaturated fat; 7 g monounsaturated fat; 80 mg cholesterol; 393 mg sodium. 564 mg potassium; 23 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 32 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 243 IU vitamin a; 9 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 8 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 36 mcg folate; 1 mcg vitamin b12; 81 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;