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These roasted chickpea and garlic caesar salad pitas are a quick and healthy dinner that will be on your table in 30 minutes!

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These roasted chickpea and garlic caesar salad pitas are a quick and healthy dinner that will be on your table in 30 minutes!

This is the perfect recipe to add to your weeknight dinner menu!  It is super easy, comes together in just 30 minutes and it’s an easy healthy choice for you and your family. Sometimes it seems like nutritious automatically sounds like it will be hard but it’s totally not, I promise. Plus, it’s a pita and who doesn’t love those? We have a hoisin pork and cucumber pita we love as well.

Is Pita Bread Gluten Free?

Traditionally, the pita bread is made with wheat flour and yeast. Wheat flour is a major source of gluten, so most traditional pita bread made from wheat flour is not low in gluten.

 These chickpeas, which are really the main attraction, are tossed in Mediterranean spices and then roasted in the oven for 20 minutes along with fresh garlic.  Toss some kale (romaine would work too) in your favorite Caesar salad dressing, add the chickpeas and some pre-cooked shrimp and place all in a warm pita.  Dinner is served!

These roasted chickpea and garlic caesar salad pitas are a quick and healthy dinner that will be on your table in 30 minutes!

 We are always looking for easy, simple ingredients to add to our pantry that will help us and our family lead healthier lives.  Well, we recently discovered one of those ingredients in chickpeas and I’m pretty sure it’s a mom win and I totally deserve a treat this weekend because the kids loved the chickpeas!  They are delicious, protein-packed, sustainable foods known as dry-peas, chickpeas, lentils and beans.  We love them, not just because they are healthy, but they are one of those ingredients that lend itself to basically any flavor.  Instead of over-powering other ingredients and flavors in a recipe, Chickpeas, or any pulses will only compliment and enhance the flavors around them (all while adding nutrients to our family’s diet).

What Are Chickpeas?

Originally cultivated in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, have spread their culinary influence across the world.

They also come with a range of potential health benefits.

Like other legumes, such as beans, peas, and lentils, chickpeas are high in fiber and protein, and contain several key vitamins and minerals.

These roasted chickpea and garlic caesar salad pitas are a quick and healthy dinner that will be on your table in 30 minutes!

These roasted chickpea and garlic caesar salad pitas are a quick and healthy dinner that will be on your table in 30 minutes!

And did you know that May is Mediterranean Diet Month?  Chickpeas (and shrimp) are a key ingredient in this heart-healthy diet and we all know who wanted that added, Cade. The guy slips shrimp in to all meals but especially during the summer months.

Is Shrimp Healthy?

Shrimp may have a variety of health benefits.

It is high in several vitamins and minerals, and is a rich source of protein.

Eating shrimp may also promote heart and brain health due to its content of omega-3 fatty acids and the antioxidant astaxanthin.

These roasted chickpea and garlic caesar salad pitas are a quick and healthy dinner that will be on your table in 30 minutes!

These roasted chickpea and garlic caesar salad pitas are a quick and healthy dinner that will be on your table in 30 minutes!

roasted chickpea and garlic caesar salad pitas

Roasted Chickpea and Garlic Caesar Salad Pitas

Roasted Chickpea and Garlic Caesar Salad Pitas

5 from 4 votes
Servings: 2 pitas
These roasted chickpea and garlic caesar salad pitas are a quick and healthy dinner that will be on your table in 30 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Pulses® chickpeas
  • 1 Tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 Tablespoon smoked garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 Tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 Tablespoon sea salt
  • 2 whole wheat pitas
  • 6 pre-cooked shrimp
  • 2 cups chopped kale romaine works as well
  • 3 garlic cloves halved
  • 2 Tablespoons Caesar salad dressing more to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In small mixing bowl, combine smoked garlic powder, turmeric, dried basil and sea salt.
  • In another mixing bowl, toss Pulses® chickpeas in the avocado oil
  • Sprinkle 1 Tablespoon of the smoked garlic mixture over the Pulses® chickpea and toss, ensuring they are well-coated.
  • Place Pulses® chickpeas on baking sheet, along with garlic clove halves.
  • Roast for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • When Pulses® chickpeas are done, remove from oven and set aside.
  • In medium bowl, add kale, shrimp and your desired amount of Caesar dressing.
  • Toss.
  • Take pita and add kale/shrimp mixture.
  • Top with Pulses® chickpeas.

Notes

The garlic that is roasted with the Pulses® chickpeas is mainly to help infuse the garlic flavor into the chickpeas. They taste amazing in the pita as well, but are optional. Fresh shrimp would work well too. Simply pat dry, add a little avocado oil to a small skillet and fry the shrimp approximately 1-2 minutes per side or until fully cooked. Sprinkle with sea salt.
Nutrition Facts
Roasted Chickpea and Garlic Caesar Salad Pitas
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 938 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 18g
Cholesterol 544mg181%
Sodium 6146mg267%
Carbohydrates 99g33%
Fiber 23g96%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 85g170%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
These roasted chickpea and garlic caesar salad pitas are a quick and healthy dinner that will be on your table in 30 minutes!

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Cheney Family

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

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13 comments

  • Have to watch my carbs..sugar..etc…this very interesting (and I’m sure delicious) recipe will fit right in and I’ll definitely try.

    A few questions…
    Can you substitute another oil for the avocado oil ?
    Never saw “smoked” garlic powder before…easy to find ?
    “Pulses” chickpeas….just a brand name or something different about them?

    Thanks for any help.

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    • Hi! You can definitely use olive oil or whatever you prefer. If you can’t find the smoked garlic powder, which is in the same section, but can be easy to miss just use regular.
      Pulses is just a category so any ol’ chickpea will work. 🙂

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      • Thanks for the reply/help.
        Trying the recipe tonight !
        Will rate it tomorrow.

      • Great! Hope you enjoy it!

      • Had the recipe last night and enjoyed it ery much. My wife commented that the chickpeas were very tasty.

        A question though….recipe calls the spice mixture to be 4 tablespoons but you only use one on the chickpeas …what do you do with the rest ?..I did use a little more on the chickpeas.

      • We just store it for later. Glad you enjoyed it!

  • Oh my goodness! These look absolutely amazing. I will be making these soon.

    ❤️Molly

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    • Thank you!

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  • Look so yummy! cant wait to make this tonight!

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    • We hope you love it!

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  • hey girl- This making my mouth water! yummy!

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  • Is Pulses chickpeas a canned product? Drain and pat dry before adding oil and spices? What is the best way to warm the pita- oven in foil?? Thank you – sounds delicious. In Lahaina, Maui we go to a restaurant that serves roasted chickpeas and they are also delicious.

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    • Hi Jill, pulses is just a category so you can use any chickpea, but we buy canned. We usually warm pitas in a pan, flipping once but if the oven is on or even the grill we will use that too. If you use the microwave I like to put a paper towel over them

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