Chickpea Pitas

After hearing about our kids’ diet, people are always asking me, “what do they eat??” What this question is really getting at is what the day-to-day meals are that my toddler will actually eat? When mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, and scrambled eggs are off the table, how do you survive?! Our number one go-to is the “pita wrap” as Dru calls it. Naan bread with spinach, kale, and dressing inside. He has been gobbling up pita wraps as long as I can remember. Whenever we visit family, every single person knows to make a Costco run for naan bread and a big bag of spinach/kale.

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I tend to not love the basic “pita wrap” as much as Dru, so I set out to do a little sprucing up to our lunchtime favorite. I’m a big hummus fan, so I decided to do a little chickpea experimenting. The roasted chickpeas have a teeny, little kick to them + the homemade tzatziki is the perfect compliment. We LOVE this meal.

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Chickpea Pitas

Ingredients

    Roasted Chickpeas:
  • 1 Tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 16 oz. Can of Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)
    Tzatziki Sauce:
  • 1 Cup Greek Yogurt
  • 3/4 Cup Drained Cucumber
  • 1/2 of a Lemon (Juice)--(sometimes a add a little extra)
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic
  • 1 tsp Dill Weed

Instructions

    Roasted Chickpeas:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Soak chickpeas in water, taking them out one by one to remove their shell.
  3. Once each of their shells are removed, toss them in oil.
  4. Add the paprika, pepper, ginger, and salt to the chickpeas--combining well.
  5. Line pan with parchment paper and spread out the chickpeas for roasting.
  6. Cook for about 20 minutes at 400 degrees.
    Tzatziki Sauce:
  1. Grate a cucumber (without peeling). Wrap the grated pieces in a paper towel or towel and ring out the excess water.
  2. Combine the greek yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice, garlic, and dill weed.
  3. This recipe makes quite a bit of sauce, so if you don't think you need tons (i.e. you don't drink it like we do..), you may want to cut the recipe in half.
    Put it all together:
  1. Grab some naan bread, or even a tortilla, and slather on the tzatziki sauce.
  2. Add the roasted chickpeas, tomatoes, lettuce, avocado, and anything else!
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