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Chickpea Shawarma Wraps Recipe – Love and Lemons



Chickpea Shawarma Wraps tied with string on a tray




I’m obsessed with these wraps! I loved them so much that after we took these photos, I thought about them all day, I dreamt about them that night, and when I woke up, I ate the last leftover wrap for breakfast. I would not consider these “breakfast” wraps – I just didn’t have the willpower to wait for lunch. I mean, the warmly spiced chickpeas, the creamy hummus, the spicy zhoug chile paste, and the juicy/crispy veggies… this is what dreams are made of… at least if you’re me.


Chickpea Shawarma Wraps

I mean, how pretty are they?! They’re so fresh and delicious!

Once again, we’re partnering with ALDI on this post which means that all of these ingredients are extremely affordable and are SO quick to shop for, since their stores are so efficiently laid out. This recipe is easy to make, but it does have a few components. To make these quick-ish, I use a few ready-made items like the new L’Oven Whole Wheat Pita Bread and yummy organic hummus from the expanded product line at ALDI. Everything else is made with a combination of veggies from their newly-expanded fresh produce section and my go-to pantry staples (their garbanzo beans are my favorite!).


Chickpea Shawarma Wraps

The main filling for these wraps are the shawarma-spiced chickpeas. The chickpeas get drizzled in olive oil and are sprinkled with the flavorful spice mix below before and after they’re baked. Pro tip: get your organic spices at ALDI because they only cost just over one dollar each, and they taste amazing.


Chickpea Shawarma Wraps

Don’t be afraid to go a little heavy handed on the spices, this shawarma mix has some bold flavors, but it’s not super spicy.


Chickpea Shawarma Wraps



Chickpea Shawarma Wraps

Speaking of super spicy, this zhoug chili paste is spicy(!) in the best way possible. The cilantro gives it a pesto-like texture but it has a bold flavor from the jalapeños, garlic, and cumin. A few dabs will go a long way in your wrap. Serve the rest on the side and spice to your level!


Chickpea Shawarma Wraps



Chickpea Shawarma Wraps

I finished my wraps with a lemony yogurt drizzle. It’s optional, but definitely recommended if you like your wraps saucy like I do ?

These are best eaten on warm pita as you assemble them, but like I said above, I ate mine out of the fridge on day 2 and still really enjoyed it. Wrap each individual wrap in foil for storage or for easy travel if you’re packing these for lunch or a trip.


Chickpea Shawarma Wraps


ALDI has a ton of great new products that recently launched, you should go check them out! I used their new pita bread and organic hummus in this recipe, but I’m also loving their quinoa pasta and their award-winning gluten free breads. And don’t get me started on how delicious their wines are…that’s for another post. Let me know if you have any favorite ALDI products!

Chickpea Shawarma Wraps

 

  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 1 tablespoon Stonemill Paprika
  • ½ teaspoon SimplyNature Organic Ground Cumin
  • ½ teaspoon SimplyNature Organic Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon SimplyNature Organic Ground Ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon SimplyNature Organic Cayenne Pepper
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 can Dakota’s Pride Garbanzo Beans, drained and rinsed
  • SimplyNature Organic Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, for drizzling
  • 4 L’oven Fresh Whole Wheat Pitas, warmed
  • SimplyNature Organic Classic Hummus
  • 2 organic mini cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 12 cherry tomatoes on the vine, quartered
  • Pickled onions or thinly sliced red onion
  • Handful of fresh mint
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons SimplyNature Organic Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ¼ teaspoon SimplyNature Organic Ground Cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup Friendly Farms Organic Plain Yogurt
  • ½ tablespoon SimplyNature Organic Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • ½ tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Make the shawarma spice mix: In a small bowl, combine the coriander, paprika, cumin, cinnamon, ginger, cayenne, and pinches of salt and pepper.
  3. On the baking sheet, toss the chickpeas with a drizzle of olive oil, pinches of the spice mix, and pinches of salt and pepper. Roast for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the chickpeas from the oven and season to taste with more of the spice mix and more salt.
  4. Make the zhoug: Place the cilantro, olive oil, jalapeño, garlic, cumin, coriander, salt, and a few grinds of pepper in a food processor and process until you reach a pesto-like consistency.
  5. Make the yogurt sauce: In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and several grinds of black pepper.
  6. Assemble the pitas with the hummus, chickpeas, cucumber, tomato, pickled onion, mint, dots of the zhoug, and drizzles of the yogurt sauce.

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