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Spiced Chickpea Gyros

Sarah Bond
Easy roasted and spiced chickpeas with a homemade tzatziki sauce spice up a gyro, no meat needed.
Course Main
Cuisine Vegetarian


  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • ½ Tbsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ Tbsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 pita flatbreads
  • 1 cup tzatziki click the link above for recipe, use ? recipe if you're just making it for just these gyros
  • ¼ red onion cut into strips
  • 2 lettuce leaves roughly chopped
  • 1 to mato sliced


  • Pat dry chickpeas with paper towel, removing any skins that may come off.
  • Gently toss chickpeas with oil, paprika, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and salt.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.