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Spicy Chickpea Gyros is a simple and delicious Mediterranean inspired recipe that is full of flavor and contains a tasty tzatziki sauce. simplylakita.com #gyros #vegetarian
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Spicy Chickpea Gyros

Spicy Chickpea Gyros is a simple and delicious Mediterranean inspired recipe that is full of flavor and contains a tasty tzatziki sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: spicy chickpea gyros
Servings: 4
Calories: 353kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • juice of half a small lemon
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill
  • 4 pita flatbreads
  • ¼ small red onion, sliced into strips
  • green leaf lettuce
  • tomato slices

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven 400 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, pour the drained chickpeas and dry them with a paper towel.
  • Add the olive oil, chili powder, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, and stir until the chickpeas are well coated.
  • Pour the chickpeas onto the prepared baking sheet and spread them out into an even layer.
  • Place into the oven and allow them to bake for 15 to 20 minutes; until golden and crispy on the outside.
  • In a small bowl, make the tzatziki sauce by stirring together the yogurt, cucumber, lemon vinegar, garlic powder, and dill until combined.
  • Assemble the gyro by spreading some tzatziki onto one side of the pita.
  • Divide ¼ of the spicy chickpeas onto each pita followed by the onion, lettuce, and tomato.
  • Fold in half and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 656mg | Potassium: 426mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 202mg | Iron: 2.4mg