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Vegetarian Lemon Chickpea Wraps

These easy Vegetarian Lemon Chickpea Wraps take just 15 minutes to throw together, making them a great option for a busy Meatless Monday!

Yes, I’m clearly on a lemon kick this week — maybe it’s wishful thinking as we keep hoping for spring to finally show up? Hope you’re not quite sick of lemons yet, though, because I just had to share this simple 15 minute vegetarian recipe I recently threw together as a lighter, yet still filling meal. Presenting: Vegetarian Lemon Chickpea Wraps!

Easy 15 minute lemon chickpea wrap

Enjoy these easy vegetarian wraps on your next Meatless Monday, or throw them together for a quick & protein-packed lunch. Recipes don’t always have to be complicated or time-consuming to pack a lot of flavor.

Note also that these easy chickpea wrap sandwiches are entirely vegan if you use vegan wraps — I’m just calling mine vegetarian in the interests of strict disclosure, since the spinach wraps from ALDI that I used here have a warning that they “may contain” milk.

Looking for more vegetarian recipes? Browse through the Meatless Monday category to find additional meatless dinner ideas.

Vegetarian Lemon Chickpea Wraps

chickpea wraps ingredients

Ingredients

2 15.5 oz cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
1 avocado, diced
2 Tbsp diced red or yellow onion
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp olive oil
2-4 cloves garlic, minced (1-2 tsp — I used 4 cloves, but that’s personal preference)
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
Sea salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
Half a pint of grape tomatoes, halved
Spring mix salad, or other lettuce of choice
4 spinach wraps

Directions

Rinse and drain chickpeas, then place them in a large bowl. Mash the chickpeas slightly with a large wooden spoon, leaving them fairly chunky for texture. (You can discard the skins that slough off the chickpeas as you mash them if you like, but they’re harmless.)

mashed chickpeas and avocado

Mix the avocado, onion, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and spices into the bowl with the chickpeas. At this point, taste your chickpea mixture to see if you want to add a bit more lemon juice or spices to taste.

fill the lemon chickpea wrap

Assemble your wraps by spooning some of the chickpea mixture down the center of each, then adding sliced grape tomatoes and lettuce. Roll up your chickpea sandwich wraps… and enjoy!

Note: While the wraps I used here “may contain” milk, because they’re made on shared equipment, the recipe itself is vegan if the wraps you choose to use are. You could also omit the wraps and just enjoy the chickpea mixture over lettuce as a grain-free dinner salad — There are lots of ways to tweak this basic recipe to match your family’s needs.

That’s an easy 15 minute weeknight dinner!

Easy vegetarian lemon chickpea wraps are done in 15 minutes!

These easy and affordable lemon chickpea wraps are so simple to throw together with a few veggies + pantry staples on a night when you’re pressed for time or just want something light. They’d be a perfect way to pack in your veggies on a hot summer’s day, but still did the job nicely on this chilly almost-spring evening.

Granted: You can’t really go wrong with lemon, garlic, and chickpeas, right? (And, you equally can’t go wrong with an easy 15 minute weeknight dinner recipe!) But all the other ingredients do work together so nicely here to enhance these basic garlicky beans: The avocado brings in some creaminess to help your wraps from seeming dry, the oregano and crushed red pepper add just a little bit of spice, and the lettuce and tomato give some welcome cool contrast.

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Vegetarian Lemon Chickpea Wraps

Enjoy these easy vegetarian wraps on your next Meatless Monday, or throw them together for a quick & protein-packed lunch. Recipes don’t always have to be complicated or time-consuming to pack a lot of flavor.
Course dinner
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 2 15.5 oz cans chickpeas garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 2 Tbsp diced red or yellow onion
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2-4 cloves garlic minced (1-2 tsp — I used 4 cloves, but that’s personal preference)
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Half a pint of grape tomatoes halved
  • Spring mix salad or other lettuce of choice
  • 4 spinach wraps

Instructions

  • Rinse and drain chickpeas, then place them in a large bowl. Mash the chickpeas slightly with a large wooden spoon, leaving them fairly chunky for texture. (You can discard the skins that slough off the chickpeas as you mash them if you like, but they’re harmless.)
  • Mix the avocado, onion, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and spices into the bowl with the chickpeas. At this point, taste your chickpea mixture to see if you want to add a bit more lemon juice or spices to taste.
  • Assemble your wraps by spooning some of the chickpea mixture down the center of each, then adding sliced grape tomatoes and lettuce. Roll up your chickpea sandwich wraps… and enjoy!

Notes

While the wraps I used here “may contain” milk, because they’re made on shared equipment, the recipe itself is vegan if the wraps you choose to use are. You could also omit the wraps and just enjoy the chickpea mixture over lettuce as a grain-free dinner salad — There are lots of ways to tweak this basic recipe to match your family’s needs!

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Recipe Rating




Lianne G Headley

Friday 5th of February 2021

BRAVO! This would make me turn vegetarian. I really enjoyed this last night. I made a double portion for our family and there were still no leftovers. My little avocado hater ate every bite without complaint. If you every make a list of your top meatless Monday dishes this has to be #1.

Katie

Monday 24th of February 2020

My husband and I loved this. My 4 and 2 year old however, wouldn't touch it so I had two + extra servings. I put it in the blender with some extra olive oil and sesame seeds and made hummus with basically no added work and the kids loved it.

Anna

Wednesday 19th of February 2020

Any recommendations for a substitute for the Avocado?

rachel

Thursday 20th of February 2020

Not that would add the same cool creaminess, no. You could leave it out, or you could add in another veggie of choice (like chopped sweet red pepper), but that will change the flavor profile a bit.

Chasity

Tuesday 26th of March 2019

My family really liked it. It had good flavor. The kids liked it. Hubby added some chicken to it because he likes his meat.

Jeanne Pyrz

Monday 25th of March 2019

I was skeptical that my carnivores would like or even eat this... but they both gave audible "Yums" and one is even going for seconds!!

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