Roasted Chickpea Cauliflower Sandwiches
- March 5, 2017
- Last Updated: January 18, 2022
- 29 Comments
These Plant Based Roasted Chickpea Cauliflower Sandwiches are an easy vegetarian meal option. The roasted chickpeas give a satisfying crunch and extra flavor and you can add any veggies you have on hand.
We spent the weekend on Oak Island. I hardly took any pictures because it was a relaxing getaway. You know those kind of trips? You just don’t want to jeopardize the moment with your phone or camera.
I did have to sneak out for a long run, but other than that, there was lots of down time. I finished this book, and listened to a bunch of FNCE talks (yes, I’m still catching up)!
Why is it so much easier to relax when you’re not in your own environment?
I’m inspired for the week and inspiration for these babies came from a past Freshly meal (<— psss, see my favorite athlete meal delivery services).
We arrived home early last night and I began doing some meal prep for this week.
Lucky for me, I have leftovers to munch on from these Roasted Chickpea Cauliflower Sandwiches and I’m excited.
It’s the best when you have pre-made food to look forward to.
This was my first time trying Toufayan Bakeries products, but now that I’ve been introduced, I think they will become the norm.
Toufayan pitas are filled with top-quality, wholesome ingredients (that are naturally trans fat-free and cholesterol-free). Plus, each pita packs 6 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber.
They have so many options, including multigrain, oat bran, low carb, savory garlic, sweet onion, whole wheat, and classic white.
Why These Cauliflower Sandwiches Are Perfect For Meal Prep
These are perfect meal prep options because they are fully customizable and easy to take to the office or pack in a lunch.
Sometimes I even make them based on what comes in my Farm Fresh To You Order (local organic produce delivered straight to ya!)
Pitas are a must-have pantry staple for me because they are so versatile. We also roast chickpeas often (we love these bbq roasted chickpeas).
Plus, they are quick and healthy, give a little more life to a sandwich, and are great for stuffing in extra veggies.
Whether you want a vegan cauliflower sandwich, plant-based pita, or a meat-filled sandwich (just please use quality, antibiotic-free meat), all come to life easily.
I wanted to create a vegetarian pita option, yet one still bursting with flavor.
The roasted chickpeas add a nice crunch, the greek yogurt provides a creaminess (you could also use mayo if you prefer). You can be liberal with the spices and vegetables depending on what you like.
How to Roast Chickpeas
If you’ve never roasted chickpeas, it’s really easy and you don’t need to be intimidated.
Yes, you can totally buy them roasted at the grocery store but why spend the additional money?
You just set the oven to 425, rinse and dry the chickpeas, season with garlic salt, salt and pepper, and stick in the oven for about 40-45 minutes.
And while they’re cooking, you can be working on all sorts of other meal prep.
I often recommend roasted chickpeas as easy, portable healthy snacks for clients, and I like them myself due to their crunch factor.
Them and homemade trail mix are the best for my crunchy cravings.
Sometimes, crunch = more satisfaction.
If you can sense hunger, you can try to tune in and satisfy it with a combination of flavors, textures, and macronutrients.
Chickpeas are a great source of protein and fiber. When paired with the complex carbohydrates of the bread and additional fiber of the vegetables, you’ll be full for a while.
Plus, the protein and fat from the cheese equals long-lasting satiation.
Roasted Chickpea Cauliflower Sandwiches
These Roasted Chickpea Cauliflower Sandwiches are an easy plant-based, vegetarian meal option. The roasted chickpeas give a satisfying crunch and extra flavor and you can add any veggies you have on hand.
- 1 can chickpeas, roasted
- 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets (or 1 bag frozen florets, thawed)
- ¼ cup plain greek yogurt
- ½ cup crumbled goat cheese
- 1/2 red pepper, diced
- 1/3 cup shredded carrots
- 1 cup corn kernels (optional)
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- ¼ tsp dill
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp paprika
- 3 Toufayan Bakeries Multi Grain Pitas
- parsley, for garnish
- Set oven to 425. Roast chickpeas for 40-45 minutes (I season with a little salt, pepper and garlic salt).
- While chickpeas are roasting, chop cauliflower into smaller florets. Add chopped cauliflower, greek yogurt, cheese, diced pepper, shredded carrots, corn and spices to medium bowl.
- Once your chickpeas are done roasting, add them to the bowl and mix well. Spoon mixture into 6 pitas, garnish with parsley and enjoy!
Can use wraps or sandwich bread too.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 155Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 261mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 9g
Other Notes About This Vegetarian Cauliflower Sandwich:
- These easy vegetarian sandwiches are filling on their own, piling in about 10 grams of protein per half pita, thanks to the chickpeas, Toufayan pitas and greek yogurt. Like my creamy eggplant sandwich, it’s an easy way to add in more vegetables without missing the meat
- You can be very flexible with your toppings and sauces for these plant-based sandwiches. I love spinach, red peppers, tomatoes, corn and fresh herbs, but you do you!
- If you want a vegan cauliflower sandwich recipe, or even just a dairy-free sandwich option, you can use hummus or tahini.
- I also love these cauliflower sandwiches with tzatziki.
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You tell me,
Would you choose a wrap, pita, or sandwich bread?
This is such a easy and healthy lunch option. Looks delicious! I love all the ingredients. I’m definitely saving this to my list to give it a try.
This looks amazing! What a great plant based lunch idea that’s super easy to make. So many great flavors here too.
Chick peas are my go to protein thanks for giving me some more lunch ideas!
This looks great! I’m making roasted cauliflower and corn tacos next week for taco Tuesday. Looks like I know what I’ll be making later in the week!
Yummmm. Now I am craving pitas for lunch!
These look almost too pretty to eat! You’ve got me wanting to make roasted chickpeas now mmmm
looks delish! thanks for sharing 🙂
Oooh what a delicious way to enjoy lots of veggies!
I probably relax more at home but I definitely wouldn’t say no to a vacation!
Vacations are just good for the heart and soul 🙂
Roasted chickpeas are always a winner, cauliflower is one of my favourite vegetables and combined with all of the spices you used these sound awesome.
I’m not sure where I relax better though tend to think it’d be elsewhere, too. Simply because at home there’s always a to-do list or something that needs to be taken care of while a getaway provides a [much-needed] mental and physical break.
The to do list is just mentally draining and I think a new environment helps it. I think roasted chickpeas and cauliflower were meant for each other 🙂
The variety of veggies you put into the filling is great and I love great yogurt! Thanks! I found you at the Meatless Monday link up.
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoy 🙂
I saw these on your Instagram and immediately came to grab the recipe. Chickpeas, goat cheese, pitas…yum yum yum!
Yes -stellar ingredients, right? Hope you enjoy!
That is totally crazy that they are the biggest pita company, yet I haven’t seen their pitas; now I want to go try and find them. I LOVE stuffing food into pitas.
And your weekend getaway sounds awesome. It looks beautiful too.
They are the perfect food stuffers! It was a beautiful, relaxing getaway for sure 🙂
oh my goodness these look great! I cant believe they have GF options–I’ve been dying for pitas to be back in my life!
Yes, they absolutely do!
You keep blowing me away with your creativity. I would have never thought to add in the goat cheese and corn! But this sounds delicious! I really like wraps, but if the bread is fresh, I couldn’t say no to a solid sandwich. And yes – I don’t know why – I absolutely cannot relax at my own home but put me in anyone ELSE’s home and it is sooooo easy.
I think it’s because we feel like there is always something to be done or cleaned in our own home!
this is my kind of lunch! Love chick peas and cauliflower. Thanks for linking up today
Me too – they go so well together!
I dont eat pitas very much but I really like them, probably more than wraps. I definitely relax better when I am out of my own environment. When Im home I always feel like there is some sort of chore that needs to get done!
I think that’s why it’s hard to relax at home – you always feel like there’s work to do!
Roasting chickpeas in this is brilliant! I best the texture contract is perfect.
Yes, I love the crunch they provide!
Oh I love roasted chickpeas but have never used them as a sandwich stuffing -yum!
They are my favorite, too!