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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Roasted Chickpea Gyros

This is a good summertime meal...make up your chickpeas in the morning, when the weather is still a little cool (at least it is in the Pacific Northwest).  Then, later in the day when things have heated up all you have to do is make up some tzatziki in a food processor or blender and you are ready to put it together.  You can heat your flat bread in the microwave in a damp towel for a few seconds.

This dinner is great with a side of taboulli or a greek salad.

  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp  paprika*
  • 1 tsp (3 g) ground black pepper
  • ½ Tablespoon oregano
  • 4 pita flatbreads
  • ¼ red onion, cut into strips
  • 2 lettuce leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 tomato, sliced
Combine chickpeas, olive oil, paprika, pepper and oregano.  Place on a cooky sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

for tzatziki :
1 c. plain yogurt
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 t. oregano
1/2 t. dill
1/2 cucumber, peeled and diced
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth.

For gyros:  Layer on flatbread: tzatziki, then chickpeas, onion, tomato and lettuce.  Fold in 1/2 like a taco shell and serve.

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