This is simple and delicious Mediterranean-inspired roasted chickpea wrap with refreshing tzatziki sauce.

Roasted Chickpea GyrosNutrition Information

Serves: 4
Serving size: 1 gyro (1/4 recipe)
Calories: 331
Fat: 12.6g
Carbohydrates: 45g
Sodium: 575mg
Fiber: 7.5g
Protein: 11.5g


  • 1 15 oz can (425 g) chickpeas, drained and rinsed (1 ½ cup soaked chickpeas if starting from dry)
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp (6.8 g) paprika*
  • ½ Tbsp (3.4 g) ground black pepper
  • ¼ Tbsp (1.7 g) cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp (1.4 g) salt
  • 4 pita flatbreads
  • 1 cup (250 g) tzatziki (click here for recipe, 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


  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!


*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.

Recipe adapted from Live Eat Learn.