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Chickpea Crepes with Roasted Vegetables and Tzatziki

June 15, 2017
Chickpea Flour Crepes with Roasted Vegetables, fresh vegetables, and homemade sheep tzatziki! With a vegan option too! | thehealthfulideas.com

When you say Tzatziki, I immediately think of Greece. Especially that one summer trip to Rhodes with my mom around 2008. We stayed for over a week in this sleek hotel in Ixia and I would put a big scoop of tzatziki on my plate every night at dinner as if it were to disappear the next day and I could never eat it again. And well, after that I’d proceed to try all the desserts, of course.

Chickpea Flour Crepes with Roasted Vegetables, fresh vegetables, and homemade sheep tzaziki! With a vegan option too! | thehealthfulideas.com

Going to Ixia was a fun trip. We even rented a car and went around the island. Just thinking about it makes me want to travel more. There was this fruit guy by the beach next to our hotel selling local fruits AND gigantic chocolate-glazed donuts every day (think main course plates kind of big) and guess what I chose to buy almost every day and unwillingly shared with my mom… Nope. Not the delicious local fruit. I went after the donuts every time with absolutely no shame. If I were there now though, I’d definitely buy all the fruit he was selling and make myself a smoothie in the NutriBullet I’d probably take with me on the trip because I’m crazy like that.

Between the car rides and giant donuts, I actually experienced my first earthquake two nights in a row. It was a pretty big one and it was scary but the fun thing is, I’d probably sleep through the whole thing if my mom didn’t wake me. Talk about a deep sleep!

It hit me the other day that I haven’t been on a beach vacation for quite some time now. We used to go every summer when I was younger but then I chose different locations like New York and Toronto because anytime you get the chance to go to NY, you take it (that’s what I live by anyway). I miss the sea, though. Hopefully next year, or even earlier – you never know! ;)

Until then, I’m going to make these Chickpea Flour Crepes, add a big scoop of Tzatziki, and pretend I’m sitting by the beach in Greece.

Peace, friends xx

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PS: I used Greek style sheep yogurt for the tzatziki because I stay away from dairy but you can totally use regular greek yogurt here. You can even make it vegan by blending two cups of soaked cashews with a pinch of salt, 1-2 tbsp lemon juice (or more), and enough water to get the consistency you’re looking for. Then just mix in the rest of the ingredients and you have vegan tzatziki! It’s best to chill the cashew tzatziki overnight before serving so they’re thicker.


This recipe was inspired by this recipe by Dolly and Oatmeal. Her blog is so beautiful and her cookbook Chickpea Flour Does It All is still on my wishlist. <3

4.5 from 2 reviews
Chickpea Crepes with Roasted Vegetables and Tzatziki
 
Author:
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 6-7 crepes (2-3 people)
Ingredients
  • Chickpea Crepes:
  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp dried parsley (optional)
  • 1 tsp dried marjoram (optional)
  • ¼-1/2 tsp sea salt
  • ⅛ tsp chili or chipotle (optional, I added only a pinch of chipotle)
  • 1¼ cup water
Roasted vegetables:
  • 4 bell peppers (I chose all the colors)
  • A bunch of green asparagus (12 stalks, snap off the ends where they naturally snap off)
  • 1 red onion
  • Splash of olive oil or coconut oil
  • sea salt, pepper
Tzatziki:
  • ½ cucumber, grated
  • ½ cup Greek sheep yogurt
  • ½ tsp dried dill
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • Salt, pepper
  • Small splash ACV (1-2 tsp)
  • Lettuce and chopped cherry tomatoes (to serve)
Instructions
  1. To make the Chickpea Crepes batter, mix all the dry ingredients together in a big bowl. Then start adding the water about ½ cup at a time to avoid clumps. Whisk until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Preheat your oven to 200°C (400°C). Cut up all your vegetables. Spread them on a baking sheet, drizzle with a little bit of olive or coconut oil. Season with sea salt and pepper, toss, and roast for 20-30 minutes (or less or more depending on how soft or crunchy you want the vegetables) tossing once or twice.
  3. To make the tzatziki, simply mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.
Crepes:
  1. Heat about ½ tsp of coconut oil on a big low edge pan over medium high heat. When hot enough, lower the heat. Add about ¼ cup of the batter at a time and shake/move/tilt the pan to cover the whole pan and make a round. (This takes practice so don't worry if your crepes aren't perfect)
  2. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the edges start to peel off and the crepes are easy to flip. Cook for 2-3 more mins on the other side until slightly golden.
  3. Continue with the rest of the batter adding coconut oil if needed.
  4. Keep them warm in a preheated oven on a plate covered with another one (70°C or 158°F).
  5. To plate them, top one with some lettuce, the roasted veggies, tzatziki, and fresh tomatoes. You can either eat them like tortillas or put all the toppings on one side and then flip the other side of the crepe over and eat them with a fork and knife (the easier option as they might tear).

Chickpea Flour Crepes with Roasted Vegetables, fresh vegetables, and homemade sheep tzatziki! With a vegan option too! | thehealthfulideas.com


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32 Comments

  • Reply Megan June 15, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Wow! This looks amazing and so fresh for summer. I’m going to have to put this on my meal plan for next week. Great post!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas June 15, 2017 at 11:36 am

      Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy them!

  • Reply Jenny June 15, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    This looks so freaking yummy!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas June 15, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      Thank you!<3

  • Reply Lulu @ Thousand Caminos June 15, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    I am not a big fan of veggies but you make them look so delicious! You’ve convinced me to give this a shot :)

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas June 15, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      Oh yay!! Thats awesome!

  • Reply Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries June 15, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    I love crepes but would never have thought to make them out of chickpeas. These look absolutely divine, and the perfect way to eat some delicious veggies.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas June 16, 2017 at 8:16 am

      Thank you, Corey! :)

  • Reply steph parrell June 15, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Mmmm this looks like a great picnic food. Love your photos they make the food look so delicious!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas June 16, 2017 at 8:16 am

      Thank you so much, Steph!

  • Reply Amanda Frazier | The Light Owl June 15, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    These look so good. I’ve only ever made breakfast crepes before, like with fruit and such. I have been meaning to try something more savory!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas June 16, 2017 at 8:17 am

      Yeah, me too but then I decided it’s finally time to try them savory so this recipe came around. They’re so delicious!

  • Reply Jordan | Read. Eat. Repeat. June 15, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Oh yum! So much going on here with the crepes and the tzatziki and veggies….love it!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas June 16, 2017 at 8:17 am

      Thanks, Jordan! :)

  • Reply Molly | Miss Molly Moon June 15, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    I love tzatziki…and i love savory crepes. These look absolutely amazing and I wish I could make crepes without ruining them!

    Molly // Miss Molly Moon

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas June 16, 2017 at 8:18 am

      Thanks, Molly! <3 I'm sure you can! It does take some practice but snacking on those test pancakes is always fun :P

  • Reply Rachel Ritlop June 15, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Ooo wow looks scrumptious!!!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas June 16, 2017 at 8:18 am

      Thank you, Rachel! <3

  • Reply Christina Shoemaker June 16, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Yum yum yum! I love everything about this! I’ve never used chickpeas for crepes and I need to try it!!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas June 17, 2017 at 12:13 pm

      Thanks so much, Christina! I love chickpea flour, it’s so versatile!

  • Reply Whitney June 16, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    I’ve never had Greek food before, but this looks so tasty!!!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas June 17, 2017 at 12:14 pm

      It really was! :)

  • Reply Bailey June 16, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Yum! What a show-stopping dinner.

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas June 17, 2017 at 12:14 pm

      Thanks, Bailey! :)

  • Reply Jazz June 16, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    These look wonderful and more simple than I would have thought!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas June 17, 2017 at 12:14 pm

      Yeah, totally! Thanks, Jazz!

  • Reply Tiffany Haywood June 17, 2017 at 8:24 am

    This looks so great! I love how roasting vegetables can bring out flavors you may miss otherwise

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas June 17, 2017 at 12:14 pm

      Agreed! Thank you! :)

  • Reply Cynthia June 18, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    This looks so delicious, and I love your photography!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas June 19, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      Aw thank you so much! <3

  • Reply Oyinkan Ogunleye June 19, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    I’ve never used chickpea flour before. Didn’t even know it existed. Thanks for introducing this to me. Pinned!

    • Veronika | thehealthfulideas
      Reply Veronika | thehealthfulideas June 19, 2017 at 1:48 pm

      Oh it’s amazing! I was so happy when I finally found it in my grocery store! You should check out the Chickpea Flour Does It All cookbook by Lindsey S. Love. It’s a good one!

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