Spread The Love This V-Day Our Easy Take On A Shawarma Wrap!

It's a picture of one of the Licious meat spread jars open on a platter. There are two wraps that are filled with the spread beside the jar. There is also a grey napkin on the right hand side. The background of the image is also grey.

Some of you may have discovered your love for Shawarma at an early age, while some of you may have never heard of it. It’s a popular middle-eastern wrap that has been around for aeons and has become a hit with many Indians.

What’s not to love? It’s a wrap generously stuffed with slow-cooked meat, fries, pickled vegetables and thoum or toum (garlic sauce). It’s popular both for its flavour and for its price, being on the cheaper side of fast food. Thus, it is often the date food of choice for young couples in love looking for pocket-friendly meals.

This Valentine’s Day, you may be opting to stay indoors for obvious reasons, however, why not reminisce on your early dates with your loved one or try something new and easy, by putting Shawarma on the menu. One of our chefs has concocted the easiest yet mouth-wateringly good recipe possible. It can be ready in mere minutes and will go down well as a delicious, thoughtful meal that may become a household favourite.

Before we delve into the recipe, let’s learn more about this amazing dish.

The Origins of Shawarma

Shawarma is an Arabic word that means “turning”, and refers to how the meat is cooked. Meat such as chicken, lamb, turkey etc. is marinated and slow-roasted on a vertical spit, with thin slices being shaved off in intervals to make the wraps. While this has become the popular name for this food, Shawarma first originated in Turkey in the 18th century.

In Turkey, it’s known as the döner kebab. Shawarma first spread from Turkey to Greece, where it became known as the gyro, then to the Middle East, where it was dubbed Shawarma. You can opt for the wrap where the meat, pickles fries and veggies are placed in pita bread and rolled. There is, however, another version known as the Shawarma Plate, where the bread, meat, pickles, fries and veggies are all served separately on a platter.

Whichever one you opt for, you can be sure that deliciousness will follow. Since Shawarma is such a majorly popular dish, we decided to make it easily accessible to everyone, every day! Thus, our ready-to-eat Shawarma Spread was born. 

Licious Shawarma Spread

Since Shawarma is such a majorly popular dish, we decided to make it easily accessible to everyone, every day! Thus, our ready-to-eat Shawarma Spread was born. Let’s be honest, not many people have a spit at home where they can slow-roast meat for hours. So, we do it for you. We slow-roast chicken in-house, to get that authentic smokey flavour. We then add the juicy chicken chunks to a creamy base of garlic, black pepper, chillies & more, resulting in a scrumptious spread, that you can scoop, spread and savour, with zero cooking needed! This spread is exactly what we are recommending you use in your easy Valentine’s Day shawarma wraps.

Licious Ready-To-Eat Spread Facts

Here are some lovely Licious Spread facts you need to know:

  • They’re made with fresh meats & ingredients
  • Contain ZERO artificial preservatives
  • Taste authentic and are freshly cooked
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Easy Licious Shawarma Wrap Recipe
This recipe is more of an assembly job. We don’t recommend that you make the pita bread, it’s time-consuming and can be hit or miss. You do not need to make the Shawarma filling either just use our ready-to-eat spread. This is the perfect meal to put together if you're working on the 14th and won’t have the time to cook.
It's a picture of one of the Licious meat spread jars open on a platter. There are two wraps that are filled with the spread beside the jar. There is also a grey napkin on the right hand side. The background of the image is also grey.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Main Ingredients:
Shawarma Salad Ingredients:
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Main Ingredients:
Shawarma Salad Ingredients:
It's a picture of one of the Licious meat spread jars open on a platter. There are two wraps that are filled with the spread beside the jar. There is also a grey napkin on the right hand side. The background of the image is also grey.
Instructions
  1. Warm the pita bread evenly on both sides. This makes it easy to open the bread like a pocket that will hold the filling.
  2. Once warmed through, you can open each pita bread gently like a pocket.
  3. Add generous of our Shawarma Spread inside each pita pocket and ensure that you spread it out evenly.
  4. Mix all of your salad ingredients and add inside the pita bread or keep it on the side.
  5. That’s it! You’re all set to enjoy a quaint and quiet V-day with your loved one over simple yet delicious food and great conversation.
Recipe Notes

Another great thing about this recipe is that it's the perfect option for those of you who don’t really know your way around a kitchen but still want to show your special someone a grand gesture they’re sure to appreciate. What are you waiting for? Try this foolproof recipe this Valentine’s Day.

If you give a whirl, be sure to snap a few pics for the gram and tag us with #MadeWithLicious, you just might win Licious Cash.

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