green onion pancake shawarma on a white plate

This Green Onion Pancake Shawarma is the Late Night Snack of Your Dreams


This Green Onion Pancake Beef Shawarma features a crisp and chewy green onion pancake wrap, bright and flavourful marinated beef, fresh cucumber salad and a drizzling of tzatziki. It’s the perfect combination of street food flavours to ignite your senses, and satisfy any lunchtime or late night craving.

green onion pancake shawarma on a white plate

Green Onion Pancake Shawarma

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Yield: Makes 8 Shawarma

Green Onion Pancakes
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, divided, plus additional
½ tsp salt
¾ cup hot water
¼ cup oil, plus additional for frying
1 cup chopped green onions

Shawarma
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup white vinegar
¼ cup lemon juice
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp paprika
¾ tsp turmeric
½ tsp allspice
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
1 lb beef flank steak, cut very thinly against the grain
1 onion, halved and sliced
3 cloves garlic, chopped

Toppings
1 cup chopped cucumber
1 cup chopped tomato
½ cup chopped fresh parsley
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp lemon juice
Salt and pepper
½ cup tzatziki

Directions
1. Combine 2 cups of flour and salt in a large mixing bowl. Pour in the water and stir until it forms a shaggy dough. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for 3 to 5 minutes, until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and cover for 20 minutes.

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2. Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl, add olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, cumin, coriander, paprika, turmeric, allspice, cinnamon, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Whisk to combine and add flank steak, onion, and garlic. Gently stir or toss the ingredients until the meat and onions are coated in the marinade. Set aside.

flank steak being marinated with shawarma seasoning

3. In a small mixing bowl, make a cucumber salad by tossing together cucumber, tomato, parsley, olive oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper, then place in the fridge until assembly.

4. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces. In a small bowl, make a paste by combining ¼ cup of flour and ¼ cup oil. Working one at a time, shape the dough into a rectangle and roll out until thin. Brush with the paste then sprinkle with a generous amount of chopped green onions. With the long side of dough facing you, roll it into a log, then roll the long into a coil. Set aside, and repeat with remaining dough. Roll the coils into 5 to 6-inch rounds.

uncooked green onion pancakes

5. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a large frying pan on medium heat. Working in batches, cook the green onion pancakes for 8 to 10 minutes, turning often, until crispy and golden brown. Set aside until assembly.

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6. While the pancakes are cooking, heat another frying pan on medium-high. Add a tablespoon of oil, and half the marinated beef. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes until cooked through and caramelized. Transfer to a bowl and repeat with remaining meat.

a closeup of beef shawarma

7. To assemble, top a green onion pancake with beef. Drizzle with tzatziki and a few spoonfuls of cucumber salad.

3 plates of green onion pancake shawarmas

Love this green onion pancake shawarna? You need to try this Karaage Chicken and Green Onion Waffles next.

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