Need lunch or dinner in a hurry? These easy chickpea wraps are the answer! I give you three amazing ways to make these 20 Min wraps: berbere, buffalo cajun, and lemon pepper!

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When I’m having a busy day, I just get out a can of chickpeas, add some spices or sauces with or without some aromatics , sauté and then add them to either tacos or wraps. I make some crunchy topping or some salad to go with it. Sometimes I’ll add some cooked greens or grains! These are super versatile and perfect for 20 min weeknight meals.

Chickpeas with Buffalo sauce + Cajun spice topped with crunchy celery and vegan ranch, chickpeas sautéed with onion and Ethiopian berbere spice, topped with tomato and onion, and Chickpeas sautéed with my lemon pepper sauce and served with cabbage or lettuce. You can serve these in wraps, in sandwiches, too a salad or grain bowl and what not!
These are some of my favorite ways to make a quick lunch or dinner. My husband just loves the Berbere chickpea wraps. 

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Why You’ll Love Chickpea Wraps

  • quick, easy lunch or dinner
  • versatile recipe – use what you have or make what you’re craving!
  • lots of protein and veggies
  • tons of flavor!
  • make-ahead option, great for meal prep
close-up of chickpea wraps, so you can see the fillings and toppings really well

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Chickpea Wraps

Need lunch or dinner in a hurry? These easy chickpea wraps are the answer! I give you three amazing ways to make these 20 minute wraps: berbere, buffalo Cajun wraps , and lemon pepper chickpea wraps!

Prep Time15 minutes

Cook Time10 minutes

Total Time25 minutes

Servings: 6

Calories: 264kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

For the Berbere chickpea wraps:

  • 1/2 cup (80 g) chopped onion
  • 1 cup (164 g) cooked chickpeas
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 – 1.5 teaspoons Ethiopian Berbere spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/4 cup (59.15 ml) water
  • 2 tortillas 6 to 7 inches is perfect

For topping the Berbere wraps:

  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped tomato
  • chopped cilantro and lime juice as needed

For the buffalo cajun wraps:

  • 1 cup (164 g) cooked chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup (37.25 g) chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegan buffalo sauce or use 1.5 tablespoons hot sauce and 2 teaspoons melted vegan butter
  • 1.5 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tortillas 6 to 7 inches is perfect

For topping the buffalo Cajun wraps:

  • chopped celery and onion as needed
  • vegan ranch as needed

For the lemon pepper chickpea wraps:

  • 1 cup (164 g) cooked chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1.5 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Generous pinch of salt and sugar, optional generous pinch cayenne or chili flakes for heat
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch mixed with 1/4 cup of water
  • 2 tortillas 6 to 7 inches is perfect

For topping the lemon pepper wraps:

  • chopped or thinly sliced cabbage or celery or red bell pepper

Instructions

Make the Berbere Chickpea wraps:

  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add a teaspoon oil or 2 tablespoons broth, onion, and a good pinch of salt and cook until the onion is translucent.

  • Then add the chickpeas and all of the spices and mix well for half a minute. Then add the water and lime juice and mix in. Cook until the mixture thickens a little bit and the chickpeas are coated with the spices. Switch off the heat and set the chickpeas aside to use later in your wraps. This mixture makes about 2 medium-sized wraps.

  • Make the topping by chopping up the onion, tomato, and cilantro and mix well. Add some lime juice, salt, and pepper, and use this mixture to top the wraps. Warm up the tortillas as needed. Add a good helping of the berbere chickpeas and top it with the chopped veggies. You can also add some chopped lettuce and/or cucumber. Fold the wraps as you like and serve.

Make the buffalo cajun chickpea wraps:

  • Add all the ingredients under the buffalo cajun wraps to a skillet over medium heat. Mix well. Add 2-3 tablespoons of water and continue to cook until the mixture thickens a little bit. Taste and adjust salt and heat by adding more hot sauce if needed. Use this mixture to make the wraps. Warm up the tortillas as needed.

  • Chop up the celery and onions and have ready the vegan ranch. Assemble by adding the buffalo cajun chickpeas to the wraps and top it with some celery, onion, and a good drizzle of the vegan ranch. Optionally, add some chopped parsley on top.

Make the lemon pepper chickpeas:

  • Add the chickpeas, lemon juice, maple syrup, lemon zest, garlic, soy sauce, and black pepper to the skillet. You can also add a little bit of cayenne and a pinch of salt if needed.

  • Add the cornstarch/water mixture to the skillet. Mix well and let it come to a boil to thicken. Switch off the heat. Taste and adjust the flavor by adding more pepper or salt as needed. Then heat up your tortillas. Slice the cabbage, celery, and red bell pepper.

  • Add chopped veggies then a good helping of the chickpeas to the tortillas and top it with more of the veggies, a pinch of salt and pepper, and serve.

Notes

Recipe time is to make 1 style of wrap. Nutritional information doesn’t include toppings, since the amounts you use will vary.
To make this recipe ahead, you can prepare all the fillings and toppings and keep them separately in the fridge for up to 3 days. To serve heat up the tortillas as needed and add the fillings and toppings and serve them as tacos or wraps.
Variations : use other beans like white beans or cooked lentils. You can also use tofu that you can crisp up with a little bit of oil.  
You can also use chickpea tofu, seitan, or soy curls. For the soy curls, you need to soak and drain them before using them. 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Chickpea Wraps

Amount Per Serving

Calories 264
Calories from Fat 45

% Daily Value*

Fat 5g8%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Sodium 662mg29%

Potassium 373mg11%

Carbohydrates 45g15%

Fiber 8g33%

Sugar 9g10%

Protein 10g20%

Vitamin A 592IU12%

Vitamin C 14mg17%

Calcium 99mg10%

Iron 4mg22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

chickpeas, veggies, and other wrap ingredients in bowls on a kitchen counter

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • chickpeas – Use canned or cooked chickpeas, drained. You can also use other beans like white beans or cooked lentils. Crisped up tofu also worked well.  You can also use chickpea tofu, seitan, or soy curls. For the soy curls, you need to soak and drain them before using them. 
  • salt and spices – Each wrap has its own flavor profile with unique spices in the sauce! See the recipe card above for each one.
  • lemon or lime juice – For acidity. The berbere and lemon pepper chickpea wraps use lemon, while the berbere wraps use lime juice.
  • veggies – Fresh veggies and herbs like onion, tomato, celery, cilantro, and cabbage top each wrap to add to the flavor and texture.
  • vegan ranch – For topping the cajun buffalo chickpea wraps.
  • maple syrup – Adds a little sweetness to the sauce of the lemon pepper chickpea wraps.
  • cornstarch – To thicken the lemon pepper sauce. You can use tapioca starch instead.
  • tortillas – Use six to seven-inch tortillas. Gluten-free is fine.

Tips

  • To make this recipe ahead, you can prepare all the fillings and toppings and keep them separately in the fridge for up to three days. To serve heat up the tortillas and fillings as needed and add the fillings and toppings and serve them as tacos or wraps.
  • If you’re making more than one style of wrap at a time, prep all of the veggies before you start, so you can focus on cooking the filling and warming the tortillas before assembling.

How to Make Chickpea Wraps

Berbere Chickpea Wraps

Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add the oil, onion, and a good pinch of salt and cook until the onion is translucent.

sautéing onions in the pan

Then add the chickpeas and all of the spices and mix well for half a minute. Then add the water and lime juice and mix in. Cook until the mixture thickens a little bit and the chickpeas are coated with the spices. Switch off the heat and set the chickpeas aside to use later in your wraps. This mixture makes about two medium-sized wraps.

adding chickpeas and spices to the pan
berbere chickpea wraps filling in the pan

Make the topping by chopping up the onion, tomato, and cilantro and mix well. Add some lime juice, salt, and pepper, and use this mixture to top the wraps. Warm up the tortillas as needed.

Add a good helping of the berbere chickpeas and top it with the topping. You can also add some chopped lettuce and/or cucumber. Fold the wraps as you like and serve.

Buffalo Cajun Chickpea Wraps

Add all the ingredients under the buffalo cajun wraps to a skillet over medium heat. Mix well. Add two to three tablespoons of water and continue to cook until the mixture thickens a little bit. Taste and adjust salt and heat by adding more hot sauce if needed.

chickpeas, bell peppers, spices, and buffalo sauce in the pan
buffalo chickpea wraps filling in the pan

Use this mixture to make the wraps. Warm up the tortillas as needed.

Chop up the celery and onions and have ready the vegan ranch. Assemble by adding the buffalo cajun chickpeas to the wraps and top it with celery, onion, and a good drizzle of the vegan ranch. Optionally, add some chopped parsley on top.

Lemon Pepper Chickpeas

Add the chickpeas, lemon juice, maple syrup, lemon zest, garlic, soy sauce, and black pepper to the skillet. You can also add a little bit of cayenne and a pinch of salt if needed.

lemon pepper sauce ingredients in the pan

Add the cornstarch/water mixture to the skillet. Mix well and let it come to a boil to thicken. Switch off the heat. Taste and adjust the flavor by adding more pepper or salt as needed.

adding chickpeas to the lemon pepper sauce in the pan

Then heat up your tortillas. Slice the cabbage, celery, and red bell pepper.

Add a good helping of the chickpeas to the tortillas and top it with the veggies, a good pinch of salt and pepper, and serve.

3 tortillas, one with each of the chickpea fillings, on a kitchen counter
all 3 styles of chickpea wraps with the toppings on a wooden counter

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I cook canned chickpeas?

Yes! Canned chickpeas can be cooked further without becoming mushy. You’ll be cooking canned chickpeas to make all three of these wraps.

Is this recipe allergy friendly?

Use gluten-free wraps and tamari instead of soy sauce to make these chickpea wraps gluten-free.

For soy-free, use coconut aminos in place of soy sauce .

These chickpea wraps are all naturally nut-free if you use Nutfree vegan ranch.



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