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Vegan Chickpea Shawarma Wraps with Tahini Sauce and Pickled Vegetables


This flavorful and satisfying wrap is inspired by the popular street food, shawarma. The crispy chickpeas add a satisfying crunch, while the tahini sauce provides creamy richness. The pickled vegetables add a tangy and refreshing contrast.

: Middle Eastern-inspired Vegan Fusion
Serving: 4-6


  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)
  • 8-10 pita breads
  • Tahini sauce (see below)
  • Pickled vegetables (see below)

Tahini Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup tahini paste
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Pickled Vegetables:

  • 1 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Rinse the chickpeas and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. In a bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs, olive oil, garlic, cumin, and smoked paprika (if using). Add the chickpeas and toss until they're evenly coated.
  4. Spread the chickpea mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until crispy and golden brown.
  5. Warm the pita breads by wrapping them in foil and heating them in the oven for a few minutes.
  6. Assemble the wraps by spreading tahini sauce on each pita, followed by a layer of chickpeas, pickled vegetables, and any other desired toppings.

Matching Wines

For this dish, we would recommend a white wine that complements the creamy tahini sauce and the tangy pickled vegetables. Here are a few options:

Sauvignon Blanc: This crisp and refreshing white wine from France is known for its citrus and grassy notes. It would pair nicely with the chickpea shawarma wraps.

Pinot Grigio: A light-bodied Pinot Grigio with flavors of green apple, pear, and a hint of citrus would also complement the dish well.

Vermentino: This Italian white wine is known for its floral and fruit aromas. It would pair nicely with the shawarma wraps.