Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Chickpea and Pita

Imagine one or more of the following scenarios:
1. It is 90 degrees outside.
2. It has been 90 degrees for several days in a row, all before the month of June has begun.
3. The thought of turning on any part of your oven/stovetop makes your brain melt.

What can you eat that is tasty, healthy, and (hopefully obviously) not made from opening a cardboard box?

Answer: see below.

Inspired by a recipe I found in Real Simple magazine a long time ago! One of my very favorites.

Ingredients (to feed 2)
  • 14 oz. can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed
  • 1 tub hummus, any flavor
  • 1 package of pitas
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced or diced
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • plain yogurt (optional)
  1. Spread hummus onto a pita.
  2. Dress with chickpeas, tomato, and onion.
  3. Top with plain yogurt, if using, and a squirt of fresh lemon juice.

Alterations could be made simply by adding whatever veggies or spreads you want! You could also jazz up the plain yogurt by making it into tzatziki sauce by adding in diced cucumber and some lemon juice. Other tasty additions to the dish could include fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped up. My brother-in-law experimented by replacing the hummus on one of his pitas with tahini (sesame butter), which he enjoyed.


  1. Don't mean to be creepy, but I was reading everyone's responses on the very awesome introduction thing on Yes and Yes. So many people sounded awesome that I wanted to go and check out their blogs.

    OK-loving the picture of your cat (he looks kind of nuerotic), and that picture makes me super hungry!

  2. I love this idea for a hot night. Healthy, interesting, tasty, and NO COOKING :)