Original Shawarma

Prep Time7 min
Time to Table7 min

Did you know that take out shawarma contains 550 calories? Let’s REINVENT FAST FOOD with this lower calorie ‘Original Shawarma’ recipe from Clover Leaf, containing only 260 calories!


3 tbsp plain yogurt
2 tbsp cucumber, diced
1 tbsp dill, chopped
½ tsp garlic powder
1 tsp lemon juice
OTHER ingredients
1 can (85 g) Clover Leaf® Flaked Light Tuna - Lemon & Pepper
1 can (85 g) Clover Leaf® Flaked Light Tuna - Garlic & Hot Pepper
1 tsp cumin, ground
2 whole wheat pitas, 10”
2 romaine lettuce leaves, thinly shredded
½ cup tomato, diced
2 red onion slices
2 dill pickle spears
2 cucumber ribbons


  1. In a small bowl, mix all the Cucumber & Dill Sauce ingredients together thoroughly and refrigerate.
  2. In another bowl, mix the tuna with the cumin until combined.
  3. Lay the pita flat and place the tuna mixture along the centre of the pita. Then top with shredded romaine lettuce, diced tomato, onion followed by the pickle spear and cucumber ribbons. Drizzle the sauce on top and roll pita tightly.

Tip: If you prefer, you can break open the pita and stuff contents into the pita pocket.


Make it a combo: Serve with a Side Garden Salad and refreshing Citrus Soda (see recipes below).


Side Garden Salad
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/8 tsp salt & pepper
1 cup leaf lettuce, chopped
¼ cup cucumber slices
2 tomato, wedges

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice with the olive oil. Season with salt & pepper.
  • In another bowl, toss together the lettuce, cucumber and tomato. Drizzle dressing over top and serve.

Serves 2.

Nutritional information (Side Garden Salad) per serving: 190 calories, 20g fat, 80mg sodium, 3g carbohydrates, 20% vitamin C.


Citrus Soda
½ cup sliced citrus medley (grapefruit, lemon, lime)
2 cups club soda

  • Mix together the citrus slices with club soda and ice.
  • Let steep in the refrigerator for 20 – 30 minutes before serving.

Serves 2.

Nutritional information (Citrus Soda) per serving: 25 calories, 0.2g fat, 55mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate, 2g fibre, 3g sugar, 60% vitamin C.


per serving
% Daily
Fat6 g9%
Saturated Fat1 g
Trans Fat0 g
Saturated + Trans5%
Cholesterol30 mg
Sodium980 mg41%
Carbohydrate43 g14%
Fibre7 g28%
Sugar5 g
Protein25 g
Vitamin A25%
Vitamin C25%

Claims per serving

Low in saturated fat Trans fat free
Very high source of fibre Excellent source of protein
Excellent source of vitamin A Source of vitamin C
Source of calcium Excellent source of iron

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