Walnut-Lentil “Gyros” with Spiced Yogurt

Total Time
45 Mins
Serves
4
Serving Size
1 Prepared Pita

DESCRIPTION

This fully loaded falafel-like sandwich developed by our partners at Food 52, is made with a walnut crumble, hummus and spiced yogurt.

Total Time

Prep Time
30 Mins
Cook Time
15 Mins
Total Time
45 Mins

Nutrition

Calories
520 cal
Vitamin D
0 mcg
Potassium
405 mg
Calcium
138 mg
Total Fat
30 g
Cholesterol
0 mg
Polyunsaturated Fat
15 g
Iron
6 mg
Sodium
410 mg
Monounsaturated Fat
9 g
Added Sugars
0 g
Total Sugars
4 g
Dietary Fiber
8 g
Protein
17 g
Carbohydrates
50 g

Ingredients

walnut crumble:

  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped toasted California walnuts
  • 1 cup cooked green lentils
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon za’atar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

spiced yogurt:

  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon za’atar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

For assembly:

  • 4 Pita flatbreads, 6-inch diameter
  • Hummus (optional)
  • 2 cups arugula
  • Roasted red peppers, for serving
  • Pickled beets, carrots, or onions, for serving (optional)

Preparation

WALNUT CRUMBLE:

1.  To make the walnut crumble, heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, reduce the heat to low, add sliced garlic and jalapeño, and cook, stirring, until the garlic is golden, 3 to 4 minutes.

2.  Add the cooked lentils to the pan along with the cumin and za’atar. Season with salt and stir to coat. Turn the heat back up to high and, stirring occasionally, until crispy and popping, 5 to 10 minutes. 

3.  Lower the heat to medium-high, add the walnuts and the additional 2 teaspoons oil, and stir to coat. Cook for a minute or two more, until the walnuts are incorporated and warmed through. 

4.  Add the parsley and a squeeze of lemon juice and stir to combine. 

SPICED YOGURT:

1.  To make the spiced yogurt, mix together all the ingredients in a bowl. Taste and adjust seasoning.

FOR ASSEMBLY:

1.  To assemble, spread a flatbread with hummus, if using, then smear with the spiced yogurt.

2.  Top with a handful of arugula, sliced roasted red peppers, and any pickles of your choosing. Spoon the walnut crumble over top. Fold up and eat.