Never wish you could eat one thing forever. It might ultimately crush you.
Way way back in the day (circa January 2013) I used to eat chicken. I was never a big beef eater and now I am a mostly vegetarian pescatarian that dabbles in vegan (you got that?). But way way back, I used to be big on chicken. When I went to Israel for 10 days, the tour guide told us that, while pizza and burgers were present, if we wanted to have the true Israeli experience, we had to eat at the falafel and schwarma sandwiches. Of course, as always, I wanted the full experience. So when the bus stopped for lunch, I ran past the other kids and headed straight for the dive stall on the corner. I knew exactly what I wanted: a chicken schwarma sandwich in a laffah covered in tahini sauce and israeli salad, and stuffed with as many pickles as the sandwich would hold. When I took my first bite, I was shocked at the flavor the spices gave the chicken. I instantly knew I had to have one again. And I ended up eating this sandwich for a solid 8 days.
Things didn't end so well for me on day 9.
Honestly, I felt like I reeked of schwarma. Like when you walk out of a bar after one too many drinks and smell like beer. Except this was of cumin and za'atar and chicken. Not the most enticing of perfumes. Therefore, that is why I now like to live with the phrase "everything in moderation." You know, so you do not reek of a schwarma sandwich. These wraps are the perfect way to get your moderate schwarma fix. Although I do not eat chicken anymore, these chickpeas have the same sizzling spices I remember from my trip. They are warm, spicy, and oh so delicious. I serve them with israeli salad, hummus sauce, and chopped pickles. However, tahini sauce, greek yogurt, pickled red onion, or tabbouleh would also be delicious in these. The chickpeas are piled on top of a flatbread made of grated zucchini. Because as long as the zucchini is growing like weeds here, we might as well get creative. Plus, they are gluten free and follow that whole low carb trend thing. So we can get our carbs from other things, amiright?
Chickpea Schwarma on Zucchini Flatbread
flatbread recipe adapted by White on Rice
Serves 2. the flatbread recipe makes extra
For the flatbread:
For the salad:
Yes less carbs now means more carbs from chocolate.
23. Recent Grad. Human Vegetable Disposal. Putting the Chic in Chickpea.