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A plate of Chickpea Gyros

15 Minute Chickpea Gyros

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 gyros 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Greek


These chickpea gyros with homemade tzatziki sauce are ready in just 15 minutes! You only need a few fresh vegetables and a handful of pantry staples to get dinner on the table in minutes.


  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 15oz can chickpeas, rinsed, drained, and dried
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons 2% or full fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ small cucumber
  • 1 small Roma tomato, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon diced red onion
  • 2 whole wheat pitas


  1. In a large skillet over high heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and chickpeas and stir until the chickpeas are well coated with the olive oil.
  2. Immediately add the garlic powder, thyme, oregano, paprika. Continue to cook on medium-high heat for 9-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chickpeas are golden brown.
  3. While the chickpeas are cooking, prepare your toppings.
  4. To make the tzatziki sauce, stir together the Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and remaining olive oil.
  5. Grate one tablespoon of cucumber into the Greek yogurt mixture and stir to combine.
  6. Slice the remaining cucumber into thin rounds.
  7. Once the chickpeas are cooked, assemble each pita with the tzatziki sauce, topped with cucumber slices, tomato slices, and diced red onion.
  8. Add the warm chickpeas and serve immediately.