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fish shawarma with tahini dressing

Fish Shawarma Recipe

Abi Olayiwola
Delicious fish shawarma with tahini dressing and pickled vegetables.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 2
Calories 476 kcal



  • 2 fillets White fish cut into strips
  • Oil 1 tablespoon plus the quantity for frying
  • ½ teaspoon Ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon Ground allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon Chilli flakes
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Wraps
  • 4 leaves Lettuce
  • 6 slices Pickled gherkins
  • 4 slices Pickled beetroot

Tahini dressing

  • 2 tablespoons Tahini
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Water to desired consistency
  • 1 Lemon squeezed



  • Cut the fish fillets into strips. Place the strips in a bowl.
  • Pour the oil into the bowl and make sure it covers all of the fish strips.
  • Add all of the spices, the pepper and a dash of salt. 
  • Mix the content of the bowl so that the fish strips are coated with the spices.
  • Keep the bowl in the fridge for 20 mins to allow the fish to marinate in the spices.
  • Pour some oil in a pan and lightly fry the fish, turning over so both sides are cooked. You can grill the fish too, if this works better for you.
  • Remove from heat and keep to one side with the fried vegetables.

Tahini Dressing

  • Add the garlic powder and lemon juice to the tahini paste in a bowl.
  • Add water gradually to the mixture; while whisking until you get your desired consistency.
  • Add some salt to taste.

Fish Shawarma

  • Assemble the fish and the vegetables on top of  a wrap; then drizzle some of the tahini over. 
  • Roll the wrap and enjoy your mail.


You can save time by making the tahini sauce and slicing vegetables; while the fish is marinating in the fridge.
If pickled vegetables are not your cup of tea, you can replace it with other vegetables.


Calories: 476kcal
Keyword fish shawarma, shaurma, Shawarma
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