Method Roasted Chickpea Gyro

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Method Roasted Chickpea Gyro, Roasted chickpeas make this simple sandwich recipe super filling. Wrapped in fluffy pita bread, this works for a late lunch or early dinner.

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* 6.8 g
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper 3 g
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1.5 g
  • ¼ tsp salt 1.4 g
  • 4 pita flatbreads
  • 1 cup tzatziki (click for recipe) 250 g, use ⅓ recipe if you’re just making it for these gyros
  • ¼ red onion cut into strips
  • 2 lettuce leaves roughly chopped
  • 1 tomato sliced

Instructions

  1. Pat dry chickpeas with paper towel, removing any skins that may come off.
  2. Gently toss chickpeas with oil, paprika, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and salt.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

If you liked these gyros, you may also like these Roasted Chickpea Stuffed Avocados!

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