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Two chickpea gyros on a white plate

Chickpea Gyros

This vegetarian version of the Mediterranean classic is a real winner with spiced chickpeas, tzatziki, and fresh veggies in a pita.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword chickpea gyros, tzatziki, vegetarian
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 221kcal




  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cucumber peeled, grated, and drained
  • 1 clove garlic small
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh dill minced
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • salt


  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup cucumber quartered and sliced
  • 1/4 red onion halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt

For Serving

  • 1/2 cup hummus optional
  • pitas
  • feta cheese


  • 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


Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 860mg | Potassium: 250mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 292IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 21g