In My Kitchen: Spicy Roasted Chickpea Gyros

I love Greek food, but for some reason, I never attempt making it myself! I decided to start with an easy recipe, Roasted Chickpea Gyros.

BEWARE: This recipe is SPICY. Like, drink 4 glasses of water with your meal spicy. If you’re not into that, adjust the spice level accordingly.

You’ll need:

  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 4 pita flatbreads
  • 1 cup tzatziki
  • 1/4 red onion, cut into strips
  • 2 lettuce leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Pat chickpeas dry with towel, removing any skins that come off. Gently toss chickpeas with oil, paprika, black pepper, cayenne pepper and salt on a greased rimmed baking sheet.

3. Roast for about 20 minutes, until lightly browned but not hard.

4. Spread tzatziki onto one side of the pita, then add 1/4 chickpea mixture and veggies. Fold in half and serve.


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