Greek Vegan Burritos (Vegan Burgers & Burritos)
5 from 2 votes

Yiayia's Greek Burrito

A very nontraditional meal resurrected from my Greeklish (Greek/English) childhood. Don’t expect traditional Greek flavors here, simply my mom’s (yiayia’s) version of feeding us Mexican food when we were kids. She actually called it a taco, mostly because I think anything Mexican was a taco to us Greeks. Every bite brings back amazing memories even through this meatless version. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Fusion
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 238kcal
Author Amy Katz



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Coarsely chop the chickpeas, walnuts and lentils in a food processor. Be careful not to overchop. Add them to a medium-size pan. If you are using oil, sauté the bean mixture over medium-low heat with a drizzle of oil until it’s coated, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add the broth, tomato sauce, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Cook partially covered over medium-low heat for about 20 to 25 minutes until the beans are cooked and the liquid has mostly evaporated. Watch closely, stirring frequently, and lower the heat if it begins to stick, which can happen if you are not using oil. Uncover when most of the liquid has evaporated, and continue to cook, stirring frequently until the liquid is almost gone. Set the pan aside to cool.
  • Fill tortillas in the center with the meaty bean/nut mixture, lettuce, tomatoes, red onion and hot sauce, if using. Simply fold the burrito by folding the sides over toward the center and secure them with a toothpick. Place them on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake for about 20 minutes or until they’re crisp. Serve immediately.


Reprinted with permission from Vegan Burgers and Burritos by Sophia DeSantis, Page Street Publishing Co. 2017.
Make sure you soak your chickpeas overnight or for at least 6 hours.
Adjust the hot sauce to your liking. You can also take it out and add more tomato sauce instead to keep the burrito spice-free.
The hotter the hot sauce you use, the less salt you will need, so make sure to account for that.
Kids: This can be served as a bowl if folding a burrito is too hard! Reduce the hot sauce or don't use it altogether.


Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 273mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1075IU | Vitamin C: 5.3mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 3.3mg