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Beef shawarma wrap rolled up in a pita bread, alongside french fries
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Beef Shawarma Wrap

Beef Shawarma Wrap is a popular street food especially in the Middle East. Its made with flank steak, wrapped in pita bread with vegetables & tahini sauce
Course Sandwich
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 427kcal
Author Yumna Jawad


Beef Shawarma

  • 2 pounds flank steak cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • Juice one lemons plus zest
  • 2 tablespoons Shawarma seasoning*
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 3 bay leaves

Tahini Sauce

  • ½ cup Tahini paste
  • cup lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup water


  • To make the marinade, whisk the olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, shawarma seasoning and garlic until well combined in a large bowl.
  • Add steak strips to the bowl, sliced onions, and bay leaves, and toss to fully coat the beef with the marinade. Let it sit in the fridge for 1-2 hours
  • When ready to cook, transfer to a bottom-heavy saucepan and cook until beef is cooked though, about 8-10 minutes
  • To make the tahini sauce, place all the ingredients except for the water, together in a food processor or bowl and blend until well combine. Slowly add the water to reach desired consistency.
  • Assemble the beef shawarma with pita, tahini sauce and vegetables of choice.


Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last about 2-3 days in the fridge.
Make Ahead Tips: You can make the marinade up to a week in advance, and you can marinate the beef in the sauce up to 24 hours in advance.
*Sourcing: You can find the shawarma spices at Middle Eastern markets, natural-foods stores or even in large supermarkets, often located with other Middle Eastern ingredients or in the spice isle. If you wish to mix your own, use the following as a substitute with the following combination:
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon All Spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  •  ½ teaspoon paprika


Serving: 1g | Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 369mg | Potassium: 533mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 3.2mg