Did you know that Pita is an Aramaic word that means "bread"? During the 19th century, the Jewish immigrants who came to Palestine from Eastern Europe had to give a different Hebrew word for the Arabic bread, khubz. It’s one of the staples in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine and when paired off with the right ingredients, it’s a fun, tasty, filling treat.
Hummus is an Arabic dip made from mashed chickpeas mixed with tahini, lemon juice, salt, garlic and olive oil. It’s quite popular in Middle Eastern cuisine. Serve it with pita bread and you’ve got quite the healthy, tasty meal.
Here’s a recipe for a great hummus pita sandwich. But first, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- pita bread
- a can of hummus
- fresh tomatoes
- bean sprouts
- block cheese like havarti, mozzarella or muenster
To create the sandwich, follow the steps below:
- Cucumber. Peel then slice them into thin slices.
- Fresh tomatoes. Like most tomatoes you have two options: slice or dice. Depending on how you like to serve your tomatoes, choose either method of cutting up the fruit.
- Bean sprouts. Turn on the faucet and wash the sprouts in running water. Lay out a paper towel to dry them out.
- Cheese. Once again you have the option to slice or dice the cheese. Depending on your preference, choose either method of cutting it up.
- Set aside. For the tomatoes, cucumbers, bean sprouts and cheese. Set them aside as you work on the pita and the hummus.
- Pita. You can pull the pita directly from out of the package or lightly toast it on a pan. Tear a third off the top of the bread and set that aside as well.
- Pita. Open the pita pocket; take care to do this slowly as to avoid tearing the pita into shreds.
- Hummus. With a tablespoon, scoop about two tablespoonfuls onto the pita then spread it evenly
- Cheese. Distribute the cheese slices along the pita as evenly as possible.
- Tomatoes. Distribute the tomato slices along the pita as evenly as possible.
- Cucumber. Distribute the cucumber slices along the pita as evenly as possible. Spread all of the ingredients as evenly as you can, taking care not to tear the pita.
- Sprouts. Finally, stuff the pita full of bean sprouts.
- Serve and enjoy. ‘Nuff said!
This easy to prepare and tasty to eat snack treat is great for when
you’re on a diet or when you don’t have time to cook a filling meal. The
combination of ingredients will make for an interesting, Middle Eastern
/ Mediterranean flavor while the vegetables will provide nutrition and
tummy filling goodness.
Pita is great for this recipe because of its unleavened texture.
Combined with the hummus as a paste that brings together the flavor and
the texture of the individual ingredients, this is a great and healthy
snack / meal!
Here are additional sites you can visit for other tasty, healthy Hummus Pita recipes: