Red Pepper Hummus Pita Sandwiches

Middle Eastern dinner put together in 15 minutes! Progresso® chick peas pack a punch in this homemade hummus pita bread sandwiches, while roasted bell peppers add zing - a fresh and flavorful meal.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

Hummus

1
(15 oz) can Progresso™ Chick Peas, drained, rinsed
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1
tablespoon olive oil
2
garlic cloves, chopped
1/3
cup drained roasted red bell peppers (from 7.25-oz jar)

Sandwiches

8
lettuce leaves
1
cucumber, thinly sliced
4
(6 inch) whole wheat pita (pocket) breads, halved

  • 1 In food processor bowl with metal blade, combine chick peas, lemon juice, oil and garlic; process 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. Add roasted peppers; process 30 to 60 seconds or until peppers are finely chopped.
  • 2 To assemble sandwiches, place lettuce leaf and cucumber slices in each pita bread half. Spoon about 3 tablespoons hummus in each.

Expert Tips

Roasted red peppers give hummus an added zing loaded with vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps protect the body from damage.

If a food processor is not available, mash the chick peas with a fork. The mixture may be slightly lumpy, but the texture does not interfere with the flavor.

Place bell peppers on broiler pan. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat for 5 to 10 minutes, rotating peppers as skin blackens. Wrap peppers in damp paper towels and place in plastic bag. Cool 10 minutes. Peel skin from peppers; discard skin. Use roasted peppers as directed in recipe.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
360mg
360%;
Total Carbohydrate
61g
61%
(Dietary Fiber
11g
11%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%;
Vitamin C
50%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 3 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.