5 from 8 votes

Smokin’ Chickpea Vegetarian Gyros

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These Greek inspired gyros are a great vegetarian alternative to the classic with crispy smokin' chickpeas as the perfect meat substitute.
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
£1.23
Makes: 4
mains, Snack
Greek
Chickpea Gyros, smokin chickpea, vegetarian gyros

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How to make this recipe


Rinse, drain and pat dry the chickpeas.

Chickpeas drying on a tea towel

On a foil lined baking tray, scatter the chickpeas with the oil, paprika, cayenne pepper and oregano.Season with salt and pepper and shake the tray to evenly coat everything. Pop in the oven for 20 minutes.

Chick peas scatter over a baking tray and being mixed together with spices

Add the grated cucumber (squeezed of excess moisture), greek yogurt, lime juice and chopped mint to a bowl. Season generously with salt.

Grated cucumber and yogurt in a bowl

Mix together to make the tzatziki.

Tzatziki in glass bowl

Heat a griddle pan or non stick pan and dry toast the flat bread for around 1 minute. Use your tongs to gently fold the flatbread lengthways to form the shape of the gyros.  To assemble the gyros start by adding a thick layer of tzatziki, a couple of lettuce leaves, the remaining sliced cucumber, a handful of smoky chickpeas, tomatoes, onion and some crumbled feta. Enjoy!

Flatbreads filled with lettuce, chickpeas and yogurt

 

 

Smokin’ Chickpea Vegetarian Gyros

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5 from 8 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
£1.23
mains, Snack
Greek
Chickpea Gyros, smokin chickpea, vegetarian gyros
Servings: 4
These Greek inspired gyros are a great vegetarian alternative to the classic with crispy smokin' chickpeas as the perfect meat substitute.

Ingredients

  • 400 g 240g drained weight tin of chickpeas (£0.31)
  • ½ lime, juiced (£0.20)
  • 1 cucumber ½ grated, ½ thinly sliced (£0.43)
  • 250 ml Greek yogurt (£0.56)
  • ½ small red onion, finely diced (£0.18)
  • 125 g cherry tomatoes, finely chopped (£0.49)
  • 1 little gem lettuce, washed (£0.70)
  • 50 g feta, crumbled (£0.75/4)=(£0.19)
  • 4 flatbreads (£1.35)
  • 1 Handful of fresh mint, chopped and removed from the stems (£0.50)

Cupboard Essentials

  • ½ tbsp smoked paprika
  • ¼-½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper

Method

Preheat oven to 200°C fan

  • Rinse, drain and pat the chickpeas dry. Add them to a foil lined baking sheet along with the oil, paprika, cayenne pepper and oregano. Season with salt and pepper and shake the tray to evenly coat everything. Pop in the oven for 20M.
  • Prepare the tzatziki by combining the grated cucumber (squeezed of excess moisture), greek yogurt, lime juice and chopped mint. Season generously with salt.
  • Dry toast the flat bread by heating in a griddle pan/ non-stick pan on a medium heat for around 1 minute. Use your tongs to gently fold the flatbread lengthways to form the shape of the gyros.
  • Assemble the gyros by adding a thick layer of tzatziki, a couple of lettuce leaves, remaining sliced cucumber, a handful of smoky chickpeas, tomatoes, onion and some crumbled feta.
  • Use any remaining tzatziki as a dip!

Nutrition

Servings: 4 servings
Fat: 18g
Calories: 484kcal
Carbohydrates: 60g
Protein: 18g

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