Chickpea Shawarma Sandwich

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
5 min 25 min 2
Chickpea Shawarma Sandwich
Health Rating
A delicious high protein vegetarian shawarma, with or without the grains!


1 can (15oz) Chickpeas, canned, drained (rinsed, patted dry)
1 tbsp Avocado oil
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Garlic powder
1/2 tsp Salt and pepper
1/2 tsp Paprika
1/4 tsp Coriander, ground
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 cup Hummus (for sauce)
1/2 whole lemon(s) Lemon juice (for sauce)
3/4 tsp Dill, dried (for sauce)
3 clove(s) Garlic (minced, for sauce)
3 tbsp Almond milk, unsweetened (for sauce)
1 pinch Sea salt (to taste, for sauce)
1/2 medium Tomato (sliced, for topping)
2 leaf Lettuce, romaine (chopped, for topping)
2 tsp Chili garlic sauce (for topping, optional)
2 medium pita Pita bread, whole-wheat (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
2. In a small mixing bowl toss rinsed and dried chickpeas with oil and spices and spread on baking sheet.

3. Bake for 25 minutes, or until slightly crispy and golden brown. Once slightly cooled, sample and adjust seasonings as desired (I added a bit more sea salt, cumin and garlic powder for extra flavour).
4. While the chickpeas are roasting, prepare your sauce by adding hummus, lemon juice, dill and garlic to a mixing bowl and whisking to combine. Add enough water or almond milk to thin so it’s pourable (~2-3 Tbsp).
5. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Add more garlic for more zing, salt for savoriness, lemon juice for freshness, and dill for a more intense herb flavor. I found mine didn’t need anything else.
6. To serve, warm pitas or flatbread in the microwave for 15 -30 seconds (or the still warm oven for 1 minute) and top with desired amount of chickpeas, sauce, and vegetables of choice.


Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 593
Calories from fat 158
Calories from saturated fat 18.3
Total Fat 17.5 g
Saturated Fat 2.0 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.8 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 1227 mg
Potassium 615 mg
Total Carbohydrate 85 g
Dietary Fiber 20.4 g
Sugars 10.7 g
Protein 23.4 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 1.3
Meat Alternative 1.4
Vegetables 2.4

Energy sources