Roasted Chickpea Cauliflower Pitas

  Mar 5, 2017  |  #Entrees
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These Roasted Chickpea Cauliflower Pitas are full of flavor, plant protein, and fiber. Never again will you be bored of the regular sandwich!

Roasted chickpeas, Vegetarian, Meatless Monday, Pitas

I received free samples of Toufayan Pita mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Toufayan Bakeries and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

Hi friends! I hope you had a great weekend! We spent the weekend on Oak Island. I hardly took any pictures because it was a relaxing getaway. We took Tater out on the beach and I loved every single second watching her chase the birds and prance around.

tater beach

I did have to sneak out for a long run, but other than that, there was lots of couch 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?

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 Pitas.

Roasted chickpeas, Vegetarian, Meatless Monday, Pitas

Roasted chickpeas, Vegetarian, Meatless Monday, Pitas

As part of a recent Recipe Redux challenge, we were asked to create a healthy wrap, salad or pita option with Toufayan Bakeries pitas.  This was my first time trying Toufayan Bakeries products, but now that I’ve been introduced, I think they will become the norm. Toufayan Bakeries is the largest pita company in the U.S., and they are available nationwide (see here for locations).

Roasted chickpeas, Vegetarian, Meatless Monday, Pitas

Pitas are a must have pantry staple for me. They are quick and healthy, give a little more life to a sandwich, and are great for stuffing in extra veggies.

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. Plus, they have gluten free options, bagels, sprouted wraps and more than 100 other enticing products!

I wanted to create a vegetarian pita option, but still bursting with flavor. I made a cauliflower salad last week (similar to potato salad) and it turned out so well that I thought I’d add a little more to the mixture for these babies. The roasted chickpeas add a nice crunch, the greek yogurt provides a creaminess (you could use mayo if you prefer) and you can be liberal with the spices depending on what you like!

Roasted chickpeas, Vegetarian, Meatless Monday, Pitas

If you’ve never roasted chickpeas, it’s really easy. 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.

Roasted chickpeas, Vegetarian, Meatless Monday, Pitas

I often recommend roasted chickpeas as easy, portable healthy snacks for clients, and I like them myself due to their crunch factor.

These pitas as filling on their own, piling in 11 grams of protein per half pita, thanks to the chickpeas, Toufayan pitas and greek yogurt!

Roasted Chickpea Cauliflower Pitas
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
These Roasted Chickpea Cauliflower Pitas are full of flavor, plant protein, and fiber. Never again will you be bored of the regular sandwich!
Course: vegetarian
Cuisine: Lunch, sandwich
Servings: 6 half pitas
Calories: 320 kcal
Author: Sarah Schlichter, MPH, RDN
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Set oven to 425. Roast chickpeas for 40-45 minutes (I season with a little salt, pepper and garlic salt).
  2. 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.
  3. Once your chickpeas are done roasting, add them to the bowl and mix well. Spoon mixture into 6 pitas, garnish with parsley and enjoy!

 

You can be very flexible with your toppings and sauces. These would also be great with hummus or tahini!

Roasted chickpeas, Vegetarian, Meatless Monday, Pitas

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I’m linking up with Deborah and Sarah for Meatless Monday and Annmarie, Farrah + Esther for Foodie Friday!

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Would you choose a wrap, pita or sandwich bread for your ideal sandwich? 

Do you relax more at home (with no plans) or somewhere else?

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25 responses to “Roasted Chickpea Cauliflower Pitas

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

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