Thursday, January 31, 2008

White Bean Hummus Pitas

Note: Check yield before starting!
  • 1 small garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 (15.5oz) can great northern beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • dash ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1/4 C loosely packed fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 C loosely packed spinach leaves
  • 1/2 medium zucchini, very thinly sliced
  • 4 very thin slices red onion, halved
  • 8 thin slices tomato, halved
  • 4 (6-inch) whole wheat pita pocket breads, halved
1. Chop garlic in food processor bowl with metal blade. Add all remaining hummus ingredients except parsley; process 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. Add parsley; pulse to chop.
2. To assemble sandwiches, place spinach leaves, zucchini, onion and tomato slices in each pita bread half. Spoon about 2 Tbsp hummus into each.

Yield: 8 sandwiches; 4 servings

Robyn's notes: this was really quite good and very easy to make. I just had white bread pitas with the hummus, while he had the whole wheat pitas with everything. If variation is desired, the hummus can be made with either sun-dried tomato or marinated artichoke heart. Add either ingredient when adding the parsley.

*** 3 Stars: Good. At least one of us liked this enough for me to make it again, but not often

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