Spicy Roasted Chickpea Shawarma

 
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SPICY ROASTED CHICKPEA SHAWARMA

Have I got an amazing recipe for you today…Spicy Roasted Chickpea Shawarma, make the perfect weekday lunch or light dinner recipe. Made in under 30 minutes and served with a salad and a light plain almond yoghurt sauce makes this an irresistible meal

Ingredients

Spicy Roasted chickpeas
1 (425g) can chickpeas
1 Tablespoon / 15ml olive oil
1 teaspoon chili powder / paprika / cayenne pepper adjust amount to taste
1 teaspoon cumin powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

FOR THE YOGHURT SAUCE
½ cucumber chopped
½ cup / 125ml plain almond yogurt
½ clove garlic crushed
1 ½ teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
¼ teaspoon salt and black pepper adjust amount to taste

Instructions

To make the Spicy roasted chickpeas
Preheat oven to 180 °C / 350 F
In a bowl, toss rinsed and dried chickpeas together with the oil and spices and spread on baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes or until slightly crispy and remove from the oven.
If you are roasting the chickpeas on the stove-top, then place rinsed and dried chickpeas together with the oil and spices in a pan and roast on medium heat for 20 minutes until crispy. Stir the chickpeas occasionally to prevent burning. Roast until it is slightly crispy and remove from the stove.

TO MAKE THE YOGHURT SAUCE
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend for about half a minute. Avoid blending for too long otherwise the mixture becomes too runny

ASSEMBLE THE FLAT-BREADS
Warm the flatbread in the microwave for a few seconds, top with about 3 tablespoons of roasted chickpeas and yoghurt sauce. The amounts of chickpeas you use will depend on the size of the flatbread. Serve with sliced onion and tomato as well if you prefer.