Lemony Broccoli, Chickpea & Avocado Pita Sandwiches Recipe

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Leta February 3, 2021
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These Mediterranean-style pita sandwiches come with broccoli and chickpea salad tossed with sundried tomatoes in a fresh lemon dressing.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Broccoli Chickpea Salad:

  • 1bunchbroccoli,florets removed and sliced thin
  • 15ozchickpeas,(1 can), rinsed and drained, or 1½ cups cooked chickpeas
  • cupoil-packed sun-dried tomatoes,rinsed and chopped
  • cupfinely chopped red onion
  • cupcrumbled feta cheese,or thinly sliced Kalamata olives

For Lemon Dressing:

  • ¼cupolive oil
  • 2tbsplemon juice,to taste
  • tspDijon mustard
  • tsphoney,or maple syrup, to taste
  • 1clovegarlic,pressed or minced
  • ¼tspsalt,to taste
  • pinchred pepper flakes

For Other Ingredients:

  • 2medium avocados,or about ¾ cup hummus
  • salt,to taste
  • 4whole grain pita breads,or 4 large, thick slices of hearty grain bread

Instructions

  1. To prepare the broccoli chickpea salad, in a medium mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients as listed. Toss to combine.

  2. To prepare the lemon dressing, in a small liquid measuring cup or bowl, combine the ingredients as listed. Whisk the ingredients together until emulsified.

  3. Taste, and add additional salt if necessary. The dressing should be a little tart, but if it’s too tart, add a little more sweetener to balance the flavors. If it’s not tart enough for liking, add a little more lemon juice.

  4. Pour the dressing over the broccoli chickpea salad and toss to combine. Set the bowl aside to marinate while working on the rest.

  5. To make the mashed avocado, halve and pit the avocados, then scoop the flesh of the avocados into a bowl.

  6. Mash them with a pastry cutter or a fork until they are mostly mashed, and spreadable. Season with a pinch of salt, and add more to taste.

  7. To prepare the pita bread, warm them for a few minutes in the oven, or in a toaster oven, or even in the microwave. If using slices of bread, pop them in the toaster until golden.

  8. Spread mashed avocado (or hummus) over one-half of the top surface of each pita round, and cover the other half with a few generous spoonfuls of broccoli chickpea salad.

  9. If serving on toast, spread avocado over the top surface of each slice, and spoon broccoli chickpea salad on top. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 925.86kcal
  • Fat: 40.46g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.94g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 22.75g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.98g
  • Carbohydrates: 117.85g
  • Fiber: 27.94g
  • Sugar: 18.47g
  • Protein: 35.11g
  • Cholesterol: 11.13mg
  • Sodium: 1084.16mg
  • Calcium: 223.68mg
  • Potassium: 1995.29mg
  • Iron: 8.15mg
  • Vitamin A: 78.93µg
  • Vitamin C: 163.41mg
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