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Side shot of paprika chickpea gyros with tzatziki

Smokin’ Chickpea Vegetarian Gyros

Mimi Harrison
These Greek inspired gyros are a great vegetarian alternative to the classic with crispy smokin' chickpeas as the perfect meat substitute.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course mains, Snack
Cuisine Greek
Servings 4
Calories 484 kcal


  • 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


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!


Calories: 484kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 18gFat: 18g
Keyword Chickpea Gyros, smokin chickpea, vegetarian gyros
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