5 mins
30 mins
Serves 6

Sheet Pan Chickpea & Pasta Shawarma with Tomato Mint Salsa

This middle eastern inspired sheet pan supper is loaded with flavour, vegetables and plant protein. Bonus: it’s a great excuse to use up all those spices hiding in the back of your pantry.
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  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) tahini
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) hot sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Generous pinch of salt
  • Stir together all ingredients and set aside.

Tomato Mint Salsa

  • 1 cup (250 mL) halved grape tomatoes, (or chopped tomatoes)
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) diced cucumber
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) each of chopped fresh parsley and roughly chopped fresh mint
  • Squeeze of lemon juice (about 1 tsp (5mL))
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • Stir together all ingredients and set aside.

Vegetables and Pasta

  • 2 tbso (30 mL) vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) each of cumin and smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each of ground turmeric, ground cinnamon, ground ginger and salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each of ground cardamom and chili flakes
  • 1 cup (250 mL) canned chickpeas, drained and patted dry
  • 2 carrots, cut in thick matchstick pieces
  • 1 red onion, cut in thick strips
  • 2 cups (500 mL) Italpasta Fusilli


  • Preheat the oven to 425⁰F (220⁰C).
  • In a large bowl stir together oil and spices. Toss with vegetables and chickpeas.
  • Spread vegetable/chickpea mixture evenly on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Place in the center of the preheated oven. Bake for about 30 minutes, tossing once during roasting, until vegetables and chickpeas are golden.
  • While the vegetables are roasting, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain well and toss with a splash of vegetable oil. Set aside.
  • Remove pan from the oven and toss cooked pasta with vegetable/chickpea mixture (on baking sheet).
  • Drizzle reserved sauce evenly over pasta/veg mixture and garnish evenly with tomato mint salsa.
  • Serve immediately.
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~ For a lower fat sauce, use plain Greek style yogurt instead of mayonnaise.
~ Use one small diced sweet potato instead of carrots.

Nutritional Analysis

Calories: 360kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 9gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 570mgFiber: 5gSugar: 5g