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These Harissa Chickpea Pitas are layered with a lemon vegan feta sauce and crispy chickpeas cooked in a delicious harissa sauce.

These Harissa Chickpea Pitas are layered with a lemon vegan feta sauce and crispy chickpeas cooked in a delicious harissa sauce | ThisSavoryVegan.com #pitasandwich #easyveganlunch #lunchideas

I am so in love with these Harissa Chickpea Pitas! They come together super quickly, pack SO MUCH flavor into each bite and require simple ingredients. The vegan feta sauce is a dream and the crispy harissa chickpeas have the perfect amount of spice. These are perfect for a quick lunch or easy dinner!

Step One: Make the Chickpeas

The chickpeas for this recipe are really simple to make. Add everything to a bowl, pan fry until crispy and…that’s it.

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Here is what you need:

  • chickpeas 
  • yellow onion 
  • harissa
  • garlic powder
  • smoked paprika
  • cumin
  • salt & pepper
  • olive oil

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the chickpeas and cook until the onions are tender and the chickpeas start to get crispy (approx. 8 minutes) stirring frequently.

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Step Two: Vegan Feta Sauce

You are going to want to put this vegan feta sauce on everything! It is creamy, it is tart. It screams flavor in all the best ways.

To make it, add crumbled vegan feta (I like Trader Joe’s) to a bowl with vegan mayo, fresh garlic, lemon juice, pepper and whole grain mustard. Give everything a good mix and then taste. The sauce will be tart on its own, but when mixed with the chickpeas it will all balance out!

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Step Three: Assemble & Serve

Be sure to heat your pita bread before assembling – you can do this in the oven or air fryer. Once toasty, add a good smear of the vegan feta sauce. Top it off with the crispy chickpeas and add a sprinkle of fresh parsley.

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When it comes to eating these guys, I like to go with the fold-in-half method. Just like a giant taco. I’m telling you, you will love these!

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Harissa Chickpea Pitas

Servings: 4 pitas
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
These Harissa Chickpea Pitas are layered with a lemon vegan feta sauce and crispy chickpeas cooked in a delicious harissa sauce.
5 from 6 ratings

Ingredients

FOR THE CHICKPEAS

FOR THE FETA SAUCE

  • 3 ounces vegan feta crumbled
  • 1/4 cup vegan mayo
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 lemon juiced, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard or dijon

FOR THE PITAS

Equipment

Instructions
 

  • Combine all of the chickpea ingredients (except for the oil) in a bowl and mix to combine. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the chickpeas and cook until the onions are tender and the chickpeas start to get crispy (approx. 8 minutes) stirring frequently.
  • Meanwhile, combine the feta sauce ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine. Taste and adjust the seasonings as needed – the sauce will be tart, but when eaten with the chickpeas it will balance out.
  • Toast the pitas and top with some feta sauce & chickpeas. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Video

Notes

  • I like the vegan feta from Trader Joe’s.
Calories: 457kcal, Carbohydrates: 54g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 20g
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Course: Main Course
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