These Smashed Chickpea and Goat Cheese Wraps are the perfect healthy weekday lunch. Great for meal prepping, these wraps are filled with fiber, protein, greens, and a little crunch.
Personally, I am a huge fan of chickpeas. There’s so much to love.
They are incredibly versatile. From crispy spiced chickpeas to add crunch and texture to salads to falafels to hummus to soups.
We live around the corner from an amazing healthy convenience store. Think: super mini Whole Foods. They have an incredible beer and wine selection, a great bakery case of local goodies, produce, cheese, prepared foods, grocery, and frozen foods. They even have an espresso bar and beer and kombucha on tap. It’s small, but mighty. It even has a gas station!
In the summer, they have live music outside. The store is big into wine and offers lots of wine classes and tastings, and even have their own bottled wines. They have this incredible champagne and it’s only $11. And champagne is my favorite. My go-to this summer was getting a bottle of that to split and sitting outside listening to music. Pure heaven.
They have a great prepared foods selection—hot foods, salads, soups, sandwiches, mac and cheese, desserts galore.
My favorite sandwich of theirs is a smashed chickpea salad wrap.
It’s filled with olives, capers, goat cheese, and romaine lettuce. It’s simple and delicious. And it was my other go-to this summer alongside that tasty bubbly.
And it’s where I got the inspiration from for these Smashed Chickpea and Goat Cheese Wraps.
Chickpeas are also pretty awesome for several other reasons.
They’re very high in fiber, protein, manganese, folate, copper, and iron.
Chickpeas are an excellent source of plant-based protein at over 14 grams of protein per cup. One cup of these tasty little legumes grant you half of your daily recommended amount of fiber. Since they contain both soluble and insoluble fiber, they also aid in lowering cholesterol and making you feel fuller for longer. Full of antioxidants, they’re wonderful for digestive and heart health.
These Smashed Chickpea and Goat Cheese Wraps also make great meal-prep. They’re filled with chickpeas, kalamata olives, roasted red peppers, celery, goat cheese, fresh basil, lemon, turmeric, and micogreens. They have a nice balance of texture, color, and crunch.
I like to use gluten-free wraps or veggie wraps, but pita or whole-grain bread works just as well. You could also just eat the salad as-is, no wrap needed!
I hope that you can add these Smashed Chickpea and Goat Cheese Wraps to your lunch repertoire! Are you a fan of chickpeas? What’s your favorite kind of wrap? Let us know in the comments below.
And here’s a few things you may need for this recipe…
Organic S&W Garbanzo Beans // Mediterranean Organic Kalamata Olives // Mediterranean Organic Roasted Red Peppers // Simply Organic Turmeric Root // La Tourangelle Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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Smashed Chickpea and Goat Cheese Wraps
- Prep Time: 5-10 mins
- Total Time: 22 minute
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: vegetarian, lunch, gluten-free
These Smashed Chickpea and Goat Cheese Wraps are the perfect healthy weekday lunch! Great for meal prepping, these wraps are filled with fiber, protein, greens, and a little crunch.
- 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Sea salt and pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped kalamata olives
- 1/4 cup chopped roasted red peppers
- 1/4 cup chopped celery
- 2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- Microgreens or sprouts
- Wrap or bread of choice: gluten-free wraps, whole-grain bread, pita, tortilla, etc.
- In a medium-sized bowl, lightly smash the chickpeas with the olive oil, sea salt, and pepper using the back of a large fork or potato masher. Keep a fourth of the chickpeas whole.
- Mix in the olives, red peppers, celery, lemon juice, lemon zest, basil, and turmeric.
- Gently fold in the goat cheese crumbles.
- Spread the chickpea salad on your wrap, bread, or pita of choice and top with a heaping handful of microgreens or sprouts.
- Serving Size: 1 of 4 (just chickpea salad without wrap or bread)
- Calories: 250
- Sugar: 1g
- Sodium: 450mg
- Fat: 9g
- Carbohydrates: 30g
- Fiber: 6.5g
- Protein: 11.5g
- Cholesterol: 15mg
Melanie williams says
Ooo yes please…now this is m kind of food. Ideal for a lovely lunch and to keep me going for the rest of the day – love goats cheese xx
Ruth I says
This is such an amazing meal. Ugh, I hope to just have big bite already. This is a must try.
Nigar Rahman says
I always try veges and meat wrap but it also looked delicious. Chickpea is my kids’s favorite. I hope this new wrap recipe will take their attention.
This looks great. You are lucky to have the convenient store that sells great items so close. Ours sells hot dogs and pizza that has been sitting in the warmer too long. Yuk.
Annemarie LeBlanc says
These look really delicious and healthy. I like chickpeas, but I can’t say the same for the other members of my family. Oh well, sorry for them. This smashed chickpea and goat cheese wraps are for me and me alone! Yay!
Erin Knight says
I usually do veggie wraps with avodacos, add smashed chickpea would be amazing. It looks very delicious and filling.
I started meal prepping this month and I’m constantly looking for new recipes to add to our menu. These wraps look delicious and so easy to make! Have to give them a try asap.
Kelly Martin says
Yum! These look delicious. I’m a fan of chick peas too.
Ntensibe Edgar Michael says
Nnnniiiiicccceeeeeeee…..I love this wrap! My favourite is the chicken and avocado wrap. I can bite my tongue literally eating it.
Emily Zielinski says
Oh yum! I love recipes that have chickpeas in them! I have saved this recipe to make for dinner.
i don’t usually like chickpeas and goat cheese but your photos are so beautiful i am actually tempted!
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Emman Damian says
Smashed Chickpea and Goat Cheese Wraps sounds so yummy! I hope I can make one later at home. I want to eat it now!!!
Could you tell me more about this little store you speak of? I’m part of a local organization to bring back life to cities and this sounds like the perfect shop for one town. I’d love to learn more about this place!
I’m a sucker for anything chickpea related, so I’m already on board with this one. This looks healthy and delicious and now I really really want one haha.
Natalie Yonan says
Yuuuum! Will definatly veganize this recipe! Thanks for the inspiration!
Sam | Ahead of Thyme says
These wraps look amazing! Pinning to make this later!
Aish Das-Padihari says
These wraps look fabulous and making me hungry. The chickpeas remind me of an Indian dish called choole.
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy says
What a fantastic recipe. We LOVE wraps…for lunch, brunch and dinner. I always have chickpeas in the house….and don’t even get me started on goat cheese…a staple too!! Who needs takeout on a busy day when you can make this at home in a flash!!
I am a fan of chickpeas too except I never, ever make anything with them! But I always order things with them whenever I go out! These wraps look just wonderful and they inspire me to try actually using chickpeas at home!