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These chickpea gyros are an unbelievably good vegetarian version of the Greek or Mediterranean classic. Spiced chickpeas stuffed in soft pita with a delicious tzatziki sauce and fresh tomato and cucumbers. Made in about 30 minutes and easy to make vegan.

Two chickpea gyros on a white plate

Why These Gyros Are So Good

  • These gyros are insanely delicious with perfectly spiced chickpeas on pitas with fresh veggies, creamy tzatziki, hummus, and a sprinkle of feta.
  • This recipe is super simple and fast to make — just cook the chickpeas, mix the tzatziki, and assemble the pitas. In less than 30 minutes, you have the perfect vegetarian and Mediterranean dinner!
  • These chickpea gyros are naturally vegetarian with easy subs to make vegan.

Chef’s Tips

  • Adding hummus to your pita is completely optional, but we highly recommend it to help keep the chickpeas in place (and also because it’s super delicious). You can use a store-bought hummus or make your own really easily. My recipe for hummus without tahini would be perfect here!
  • If vegan, use a vegan greek yogurt (which you can either buy or make yourself) in the tzatziki and either omit the feta or use a vegan replacement.
Gyros wrapped in wax paper and tied with string

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Recipe By: Cheryl Malik
5 from 3 votes

Chickpea Gyros


Prep 25 minutes
Cook 5 minutes
This vegetarian version of the Mediterranean classic is a real winner with spiced chickpeas, tzatziki, and fresh veggies in a pita.
4 gyros

Ingredients

For the Chickpeas

  • 2 15.5-ounce cans chickpeas drained
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt more or less to taste

For the Tzatziki

  • ½ cup greek yogurt
  • ¼ of one medium cucumber peeled, grated, and drained
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • ½ tablespoon minced fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • salt to taste

For the Veggies

  • ½ cup halved grape tomatoes
  • ½ cup quartered, sliced cucumber
  • ¼ of one medium red onion halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt to taste

For Serving

  • ½ cup hummus store-bought or make your own, optional
  • pitas
  • feta cheese optional

Instructions

  • Make the chickpeas: Drain chickpeas and dry. Heat oil in medium skillet on medium heat until shimmering. Cook chickpeas until slightly brown, then coat with spices. Continue cooking, stirring every 30 seconds until spices are fully mixed and fragrant.
  • Make the tzatziki: Mix all ingredients in bowl and place to the side or in fridge until ready to serve.
  • Make the veggies: Mix all ingredients together and place to the side until ready to serve.
  • Spread hummus in center of pita to hold chickpeas. Top with veggies, tzatziki, and feta.
  • For vegan: Sub greek yogurt with vegan alternative, omit feta or sub with vegan feta
  • Hummus on pitas: Optional but recommended

Approximate Information for One Serving

Calories: 221calProtein: 8gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 860mgPotassium: 250mgTotal Carbs: 24gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gNet Carbs: 21gVitamin A: 292IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimers
Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by the desired number of servings. Result will be the weight of one serving.

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4 Comments

  1. These gyros were amazing! Thank you for the recipe.5 stars

  2. Holy cow. That was so good.

    I would not say that I enjoy cooking. It’s not natural to me, I joke that I didn’t get the cooking gene. But, it’s so much healthier to eat at home and right now, we have to! I’m looking for recipes and saw this one on Instagram and so glad I tried it.

    Thank you!!5 stars

    1. I’m glad you tried it, too! And that you liked it! One of my employees has lost about 5 pounds just from having to cook at home. ?5 stars

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