Roasted Chickpea Greek Pitas


Roasted Chickpea Greek Pitas

Looking for a tasty alternative for a Gyro or Chicken wrap?

Here is a delicious Greek-inspired recipe to tantalize your taste buds. This dish is packed full of flavors that will make you think you are in the Mediterranean. While this pita is not heavy on your stomach, it will leave you full and satisfied. The roasted chickpeas adds a great source of protein that would make an excellent meatless meal for any vegetarian or family who is looking for something different to add to their weekly meal roster. This meal also comes together in under 30 minutes, making it a winning choice for a great weekday dinner.

THE RECIPE

Roasted Chickpeas:
15 oz can of chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
2 Tbsp olive oil

Chickpea seasoning:
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp sea salt
3 tsp brown sugar

2 pita bread
6 cups spring mix
1/2 cup feta, crumbled
1/2 cup ranch dressing
1/4 red onion, sliced
1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix the list of seasonings. Place chickpeas in a bowl and coat with olive oil, then stir in seasonings. Spread chickpeas evenly on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring once. When done set aside.

Cut pitas in half to make a pocket. Then place the spring mix, feta, ranch dressing, onion, grape tomatoes, and roasted chickpeas in a bowl and mix. Fill pitas with salad mix and serve.

The roasted chickpeas also keep well for a couple of days in a sealed container. So if you have them prepared ahead of time, it would not take any time at all to get a great tasting and healthy meal on the table to your family, in particular on those rushed nights.

For a low carb option, just omit the pita and turn your meal into a roasted chickpea Greek salad! Opa!

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