Prevention's chickpeas in pita
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Prevention's chickpeas in pita
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:19:06 AM. Recipe ID 50292. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Prevention's chickpeas in pita
 Categories: Beans, Persia
      Yield: 8 Servings
 
     16 oz Chickpeas -- canned rinse
           Drain
      1 tb Virgin olive oil
      2 lg Tomatoes -- chopped
      1 c  Cucumber -- chopped
      2 tb Onion -- minced
      2 tb Lemon juice
      1 tb Chopped parsley -- or
           Fresh mint
      1 c  Arugula -- or shredded
           Lettuce
    1/8 ts Cumin
      4    6 inch pita bread rounds
           -halved
           TARATOR SAUCE:
      3 tb Tahini
    1/4 c  Plain nonfat yogurt
    1/2 ts Pressed garlic -- soaked in
    1/2 ts Fresh lemon juice
 
  PREPARATION
       1.    Preheat oven to 500F. 2. Roll chickpeas in 1 tbsp. olive
  oil until coated. Spread on baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 min.
  or until chickpeas begin to brown. 3. In a medium bowl, mix together
  tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, lemon juice, parsley, arugula and cumin.
  If desired, add chopped olives, sliced radishes or cilantro. 4. To
  make tarator sauce: in a small bowl, whisk together tahini, yogurt
  and lemon-soaked garlic.Set aside. 5. Pack pita pockets with 1/4 c.
  chickpeas, 1/2 c. tomato mixture and a drizzle of sauce. If desired,
  garnish with sprinkles of paprika and chopped parsley.
  
  PANTRY: TAHINI - Thick paste made from crushed sesame seeds. Also
  used in Hummus (a creamy paste made from mashed chickpeas flavored
  with garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and tahini. Usually scooped up
  with torn bits of bita or raw vegetables, eaten as an appetizer.
  TARATOR SAUCE - is usually served with falafel but can be used to
  garnish other dishes made with chickpeas. FALAFEL - Chickepea
  fritter. Cooked chickpeas, mashed, spiced and shaped into balls or
  patties; usually deep fried. -----[ mcRecipe/patH.24Au96]
  
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  NOTES : "Middle Eastern food is about vegetables. Eggplant and
  tomatoes, chickpeas and lentils and about bulgur, garlic, yogurt,
  parsley, olive oil, sesame seeds. All superfoods, every one!"
  (original recipe's claim, "serves 4 at 281 cals; 7.8 g fat" corrected
  here) 




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Recipe ID 50292 (Apr 03, 2005)

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