5 from 18 votes
chickpea shawarma
Chickpea Shawarma Wrap | Vegetarian Shawarma Sandwich
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Arabian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Servings: 4 People
Ingredients
To Make the Spiced Chickpeas -
  • Chick peas - 2 cans 15 oz cans, drained and rinsed
  • Red chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  • Garlic powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Olive oil - 2 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste watch if the chickpeas has salt in it
To make the Tahini Yogurt Sauce -
  • Tahini - 1/4 cup
  • Greek yogurt - 1/2 cup
  • Lemon juice - 3 tbsp
  • Garlic - 1 large clove
  • Parsley - 2 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Pepper - to taste
To make the Salad -
  • Cucumber - 1 cup finely chopped
  • Tomato - 1/2 cup finely chopped
  • Red onion - 1/4 cup finely chopped
  • Parsley - 2 tbsp finely chopped
  • Salt - to taste
  • Pepper - to taste
To Assemble the Chickpeas Shawarma Wrap -
  • Pita bread - 4 cut in half
  • Roasted chickpeas - refer to recipe below
  • Tahini Yogurt Sauce - refer to recipe below
  • Chopped Salad - refer to recipe below
Instructions
To make the Spiced Chickpeas -
  1. Drain and rinse the canned chickpeas well in running water. Place the rinsed chickpeas in between layers of kitchen towel and dry them.
  2. Place the dried chickpeas in a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well and spread it on a foiled lined baking sheet.
  3. Pre-heat the oven to 400 F and roast the chickpeas for about 15 to 20 minutes until crisp and crunchy. Make sure to shake and mix the chickpeas once in 5 minutes for even cooking.
  4. Keep this aside until ready to assemble.
To make the Tahini Yogurt Sauce -
  1. Blend all the ingredients together.
  2. Adjust the consistency by adding a little bit of water if needed.
  3. Check the seasonings and adjust based on your taste.
To make the Salad -
  1. Chop all the ingredients and combine them in the bowl. Add the salt and pepper needed and mix well.
  2. The salad is now ready to assemble.
To Assemble theĀ Chickpea Shawarma Wrap | Vegetarian Shawarma Sandwich -
  1. I used store bought pita bread to make the sandwich/wrap. Warm the pita for about 15 seconds in the microwave and then cut them in half.
  2. Open the pita to form a pocket and then stuff it with roasted spice chickpeas and the salad.
  3. Drizzle the Tahini Yogurt Sauce and serve immediately.
Recipe Notes