Roasted Chickpea Gyros for our Foodie Tuesday

This is a simple and delicious Mediterranean inspired vegetarian roasted chickpea wrap with refreshing tzatziki sauce. Who doesn’t like to take a quick break from meat every now and then? This is the perfect way to quench your appetite and still get delicious plant based protein. I hope you all enjoy it!!

Time 30 minutes or less
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas 425 g, 1 ½ cup soaked chickpeas if starting from dry, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil 15 mL
  • 1 Tbsp paprika* 7 g
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper 3 g
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1.5 g
  • 1/4 tsp salt 1.5 g
  • 4 pita flatbreads
  • 1 cup tzatziki (click for recipe) 250 g, use ⅓ recipe if you’re just making it for these gyros
  • 1/4 red onion cut into strips
  • 2 lettuce leaves roughly chopped
  • 1 tomato sliced

Instructions

  Prep: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 C). Pat dry chickpeas with paper towel, removing any skins that may come off. Gently toss chickpeas with oil, paprika, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and salt.
  1. Roast: Spread chickpeas onto a greased rimmed baking sheet and roast for about 20 minutes, until lightly browned but not hard.

  2. Assemble: Spread some tzatziki onto one side of the pita, then sprinkle in ¼ of the chickpeas and add veggies. Fold in half and enjoy!

Notes

  • *If you don’t like spicy foods, halve the amount paprika, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Taste a chickpea before baking and adjust flavors as needed.
  • If your pita breads crack when you fold them, cover them with a moist paper towel and microwave for 20 to 30 seconds. Assemble your sandwich immediately after microwaving.

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