No.55 Chickpea Gyros (veggie)

Chickpea gyros where a creation of need and want. The need was a healthy dinner that could be made in 20 minutes before heading to church group. The chickpeas provide your protein and are joined with plenty of fresh vegetables.


Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 2-3

1 can of chickpeas (400g)

2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

2 teaspoon of ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon of ground cayenne

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon of ground corriander

1 red onion

5 tablespoons of red wine vinegar

2 large tomatoes

Half a cucumber

6 tablespoons of plain yogurt

3 handfuls of salad leaves

Pitta Breads


  1. Start by preheating an oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Mix the chickpeas with the spices and the oil ensuring every chickpea is coated.
  3. Place the chickpeas on a oven proof dish and bake for 20 minutes until they have a crisp exterior.
  4. Whilst the chickpeas are baking thinly slice the onion and place in a bowl topped with the vinegar. Leave these until you are ready to serve. Dice your tomato.
  5. Make a basic tzatziki by finely dicing the cucumber and adding to the yogurt. Salt and pepper.
  6. Once the chickpeas are ready heat your pitta breads.
  7. Assemble your gyros with chickpeas, onion, tomato, tzatziki and fresh salad leaves in your warmed pitta bread. Enjoy!

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