Last updated on March 9th, 2020 at 12:10 pm
Okay, I know I’ll sound like I’m putting myself on a pedestal, but I created these and I seriously haven’t eaten anything this delicious in quite a while. These Mediterranean chickpea wraps are my lazy version of falafel wraps and they come with an easy meal prep option! If you’re looking to add more Mediterranean diet recipes to your meal plan and reduce your animal product consumption – this healthy vegan chickpea recipe is incredibly delicious and worth your time and efforts! Now, I’m done with kissing these chickpea wraps’ butts. Let’s look at their cute pictures for a change, mkay?
Mediterranean Chickpea Wraps
They look like you’d want to eat them, right? Why wouldn’t you want to eat them? They’re perfect. They’re
- full of flavor
- filled with garlic (which is an essential ingredient for happiness)
- easy to make
- good source of protein and fiber
And they’re so delicious. When I think of them I think of the word flavor. All of those different flavors combining and making me salivate right now. You know how people can describe food very well and make haikus about their lunches? Not one of them…I’m more of a math person:
These Chickpea Wraps = DELICIOUS
How To Make Chickpea Wraps
There are different parts to these chickpea wraps. The process involves preparing all of them and then wrapping them together in a tortilla. This is what you’ll fill the tortilla with:
- some spicy chickpeas that you’ll make using canned chickpeas in 5 minutes on the stove
- garlicky tahini sauce that you’ll mix together in 2 minutes using tahini, lemon, garlic and some water
- hummus that you can either buy or make yourself using this recipe
- a fresh tomato cucumber salad that you’ll find on my sister’s blog here (I used no avocado!)
- some spinach that you’ll just need to buy and wash
And that’s 5 things and you’re set! These wraps are perfect for dinner, could also be good for lunch, but there’s a lot of garlic inside – just FIY if you’re gonna talk to others who don’t like the smell of garlic.
They’re great to share with the family and are super healthy!
Meal Prep Option
It’s always great to have something healthy already prepared for dinner. And when it’s as delicious as these wraps – I’m looking forward to it!
That being said, I don’t actually wrap the wraps for meal prep. Keep all the separate parts in separate airtight containers. Do not make the salad ahead – it will spoil within 24 hours. You can, however, chop some cucumbers, wash some cherry tomatoes, slice some scallions and olives. Once it’s time to eat – assemble those wraps and you’ll be a happy person!
Okay, here’s the recipe!
For the chickpeas: Put 1 cup of chickpeas (canned, rinsed and drained) in a non-stick pan and cook with 1 Tbsp of olive oil at medium heat. Add 1 garlic clove, the dried mint and the crushed red pepper. Stir until all chickpeas are coated. Then turn the heat off.
Tahini Sauce: In a small jar or a bowl mix the tahini with the lemon juice and garlic. Add 1-2 Tbsp of water until you reach the desired texture and creaminess. I used 2 Tbsp of water in this recipe.
Arranging the wraps: In the middle of the tortilla add a handful of spinach leaves, 2-3 Tbsp of chickpeas, 2 Tbsp of hummus, 2-3 Tbsp of the tomato-cucumber salad. Finally spread a tbsp of the tahini sauce over everything and wrap.
Serve immediately or go for the meal prep option described in the notes.
Meal Prep Option. To Meal prep these wraps for the week ahead, don't assemble them. Simply leave all parts of the recipe in separate containers. So prepare hummus, chickpeas, tahini sauce and keep them in separate airtitght containers in the fridge. The salad will not keep well, but you can add whole cherry tomatoes, chopped olives and scallions to your wraps. Assemble the wraps right before you want to eat them, because they will get soggy if you keep them too long.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 364Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 368mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 8gSugar: 5gProtein: 12g
Hopefully, you’ll enjoy these as much as I did! I’ve been thinking about them all the time and they’re slowly turning into an obsession. But it’s a healthy obsession. There’s is no such thing and we all know it, but who cares these wraps are so good!