Roasted Chickpea Gyros

These chickpeas were so good! I had some left over and threw them in different salads throughout the week! These sandwiches were really tasty, but my 10 year old said they are “super messy”. I used store-bought tzatiki, but you could make your own.

rating: 9

Roasted Chickpea Gyros
serves 4
time needed: 35 min.


1 15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed (1 ½ cup soaked chickpeas if starting from dry)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp paprika*
1 tsp ground black pepper
½ tsp cayenne pepper
¼ tsp  salt
4 pita flatbreads
1 cup tzatziki
¼ red onion, cut into strips
2 lettuce leaves, roughly chopped
1 tomato, sliced


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.
Spread chickpeas onto a greased rimmed baking sheet and roast at 400 degrees F (200 C) for about 20 minutes, until lightly browned but not hard.
Spread some tzatziki onto one side of the pita, then sprinkle in ¼ of the chickpeas and add veggies. Fold in half and enjoy!
*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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