Red Pepper Hummus Pita Sandwiches

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

Minutes

Total Time

15

Minutes

Makes

8

sandwiches;

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.
Makes 8 sandwiches; 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Roasted red peppers give hummus an added zing loaded with vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps protect the body from damage.
Kitchen Tip
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.
Want to roast your own bell peppers?
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 370
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 360mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 61g
    • (Dietary Fiber 11g,
    • Sugars 8g),
  • Protein 14g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.