November 2, 2022

Cauliflower + Chickpea Shawarma with Green Garlic Sauce

Chickpea + Cauliflower Shawarma
This cauliflower & chickpea shawarma recipe features perfectly spiced cauliflower and chickpeas with a creamy green garlic sauce. It’s a satisfying vegetarian dinner perfect for weeknights. I love how this dinner comes together pretty quickly with just a sheet pan and two bowls. If you have extra time, my homemade Naan recipe is a fantastic accompaniment, but you can serve this with store-bought pita, rice or a big salad.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced on microplane
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 small head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 4 pieces of pita bread or Naan
  • Lettuce, chopped
  • Optional: Sliced pepper, diced cucumbers, crumbled feta cheese

For the Green Garlic Sauce:

  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • ½ tsp salt


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, smoked paprika, turmeric, cinnamon, crushed red pepper and salt. Mix until everything is combined.
  • Place the cauliflower and chickpeas in the bowl, and mix thoroughly to coat them with the spice mixture
  • Spread the cauliflower and chickpeas onto the prepared sheet pan in a single layer.
  • Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes, until the cauliflower is fully cooked and the edges begin to caramelize.
  • While the cauliflower and chickpeas are in the oven, prepare the sauce by mixing all the ingredients in a small bowl until smooth, or by using a small blender.
  • Remove the cauliflower and chickpeas from the oven and serve on pita or naan, drizzled with green garlic sauce.
Keyword healthy, sheet pan meal, vegan, vegetarian

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