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Spiced chickpeas, chicken gyros crunchy salad! With A gluten-Free & Vegan option! :)

on 05/08/2013
A fabulous & easy dinner!

A fabulous & easy dinner!

Yesterday evening, I made this tasty & easy to make: spiced chickpeas, spiced chicken gyros on a bed of crunchy salad! I already made this yummy dinner at least 6 times in this hot Summer & every time, we had guests over, they loved it so much & asked for the recipe. Finally, I just had to share it with you all,…So just look at it: don’t you want to dig in?

MMM! Digg in!

MMM! Digg in!

Yes, yes,…

Recipe: for 2 persons, with a lot of hunger


3 little Gem Lettuce, bottoms cut off, cleaned & leaves ripped off, just like on the picture

* For the spiced chickpea-veggie mix:

1 can of chickpeas, rinsed & well-drained, rubbed dry on clean kitchen towel, the tougher outserskins removed, when they come off

black pepper

Maldon sea salt

Chicken & steak spices, I have my in a little container with mill inside, I use Santa Maria, bought in the Delhaize . My spice mix had a combo of this in it: sea salt, onion, paprika, black & white pepper, tomato, garlic, coriander, mustard seed & Curcuma ( turmeric )

5 fat spring onions, cleaned, white & green parts kept, cut into rings

* For the marinated spiced organic chicken gyros:

300 gr organic marinated chicken gyros/ Bioplanet= dairy-free & Gluten-free! / You can use Vegan gyros to make it completely vegan!Β 

a fruity evoo

1 large sweet red pointed paprika ( bell pepper ), seeds & white bits removed, cut into smaller strips

1/2 yellow paprika ( bell pepper ),Β seeds & white bits removed, cut into smaller strips

Chicken & steak spices, see picture below!,Β I have my in a little container with integrated mill inside, I use Santa Maria, bought in the Delhaize . My spice mix had a combo of this in it: sea salt, onion, paprika, black & white pepper, tomato, garlic, coriander, mustard seed & Curcuma ( turmeric )

The spiced chicken & steak mix!

The spiced chicken & steak mix!


1. Take 2 normal white clean plates, place onto each plate, 10 little Gem lettuce leaves, in a round form, pointed to the outside, in the center of each you place the rest of the salad leaves, torn up, like you see in the picture, below here!

10 little Gem lettuce leaves!

10 little Gem lettuce leaves!

2. Take 2 larger non-stick pans & heat up on medium-high. In one, you drizzle a fruity evoo & heat it up. You add spring onion rings, red pointed paprika & yellow bell pepper strips. You add a lot of that chicken & steak seasoning, a bit of sea salt & at least 10 grins of black pepper. You fry this all, until al dente & you stir often. You check the seasoning. I added some chicken & steak seasoning extra. It all must taste a bit spiced up, not bland!!! In the other hot pan, you also drizzle some of that same evoo & heat up. Now, add chickpeas & add instantly a lot of that Chicken & steak seasoning. I also added some sea salt, but NO black pepper!! Fry until browned, fried & heated on all sides, like see picture here:

Fried, browned, spiced up chickpeas!

Fried, browned, spiced up chickpeas!

3. When the pan with spring onions & 2 coloured pepper strips are ready, put them in a fitting pot with lid to keep warm. In that same hot pan, fry your chicken gyros in hot olive oil with the same Chicken & steak seasoning until fried, browned on all sides. I only added a pinch of sea salt here because of the marinade. When they were done, I checked the seasoning. I added a bit more chicken & steak seasoning. Keep warm. Finally, plate up. Place the veggies mix in the middle of each plate. Put your chickpeas all around that, onto & in the crunchy salad leaves. Pile & divide your chicken gyros in the middle, horizontally over your plate, like the 2 most above pics! Enjoy instantly with a loved one! πŸ™‚ You even can eat it, with your hands, because the filling will fill up your crunchy boat-leaves! πŸ˜‰ This tasty & easy to prepare dinner was ready in no time! πŸ™‚ Enjoy, my lovely ones! xxx

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58 responses to “Spiced chickpeas, chicken gyros crunchy salad! With A gluten-Free & Vegan option! :)

  1. Gyros…my husband’s top favoruite dish! Great to serve over the lettuce leaves and spiced chickpeas.

  2. katrina berg says:

    I’m excited to try the fried chickpeas! It all looks amazing! xo

  3. Espirational says:

    Looks good! I love chickpeas!

  4. That looks so delicious! I love foods full of spices! Will they work with collard wraps

    • Sophie33 says:

      Thanks & you can use vegan gyros here ! I don’t know what collard is? Is it like green cabbage or kale leaves?

    • Nothing beats a good lettuce wrap. Rika, I love your idea of using collards instead. I think it will give the flavor more depth. Ooh and maybe throw in some cous cous.

      I just had lunch but you wouldn’t know it. I am blaming you for this one Sophie…LOL

  5. This looks so good!

  6. It looks as yummy as usual πŸ™‚ I never had gyros though

  7. This is a very well thought healthy food, a feel good meal! The spices to flavor the chicken and chickpeas, served in lettuce cups is fantastic!

  8. Norma Chang says:

    Love the spice treatment of the chickpeas, great idea to use the lettuce as a vessel.

  9. jenmurphy690 says:

    Reblogged this on jenmurphy690 and commented:
    This looks amazing I hope that I’ll be able to make this soon.

  10. Saskia (1=2) says:

    Oh my lord that looks SO good Sophie! Such a great combination of textures.

  11. Tammy says:

    Maybe I will do this tonight – or at least something very close. Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. Koko says:

    I love chickpeas! They are the best all roasted or fried up- yummy!! What a great addition to a salad!

  13. Looks delish Sophie!! Celeste πŸ™‚

  14. Sophie, I ADORE this sort of meal! Wonderful flavours, chickpeas (my favourite) and little gem lettuce that we grow in the backyard! Thank you for this fabulous recipe! πŸ™‚

  15. Bashar A. says:

    This looks soo delicious πŸ™‚

  16. Mm, I love gyro seasonings! I could just eat those chickpeas plain, no salad or accompaniment needed. πŸ™‚

  17. Bernice says:

    Looks great!!

  18. Whoa Sophie–those chickpeas look so crunchy good!

  19. So so yummy!! I love a deconstructed gyros salad πŸ™‚

  20. Wow, looks absolutely delicious Sophie! Love the chicken gyros addition.

  21. ritavegas says:

    I love gyros and chickpeas!,the combination is just delightful! I’m trying to find the chicken gyro,but is kind of difficult to find it 😐

  22. CortneyStanchfield says:

    Yum! I def want to try this! Thanks for sharing! This looks so yummy! πŸ™‚

  23. Suzanne says:

    I love chick peas so this recipe looks so tasty to me, especially with the spices.

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