Tuna and Chickpea Pita Sandwiches Recipe

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Naomi Hall Modified: March 22, 2022
Tuna and Chickpea Pita Sandwiches Recipe

How To Make Tuna and Chickpea Pita Sandwiches

Have a scrumptious bite of these pita sandwiches packed with tuna, chickpeas, and veggies, in a creamy lemon herb dressing.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking:
Total: 15 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Dressing:

  • cupfat-free Greek yogurt,or low-fat
  • ¼cuplight mayonnaise
  • tbspfresh lemon juice
  • ¼cupfresh parsley,chopped
  • 2tspfresh rosemary,chopped, or ½ tsp dried crushed
  • 1tspfresh thyme leaves,chopped, or ¼ dried

For Tuna Salad:

  • 10ozwhite albacore tuna,(2 cans), drained well
  • 15ozchickpeas,(1 can), aka garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¾cupcelery,chopped
  • cupred onion,finely chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2medium tomatoes,sliced
  • 2cupsspinach
  • 2whole wheat pita pocket breads

Instructions

  1. In a small mixing bowl whisk together Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, parsley, and thyme or rosemary. 

  2. To a medium mixing bowl, add tuna chickpeas, celery, and red onion. Pour the Greek yogurt mixture over the top and toss everything to evenly coat. 

  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste and toss. 

  4. Slice pita pockets in half then slice through the center to open. 

  5. Layer in spinach, tomatoes and tuna salad mixture. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 1139.94kcal
  • Fat: 23.63g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.82g
  • Trans Fat: 0.05g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.12g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 10.83g
  • Carbohydrates: 169.02g
  • Fiber: 22.88g
  • Sugar: 26.91g
  • Protein: 65.37g
  • Cholesterol: 23.20mg
  • Sodium: 1429.47mg
  • Calcium: 392.29mg
  • Potassium: 1737.09mg
  • Iron: 12.85mg
  • Vitamin A: 124.53µg
  • Vitamin C: 27.92mg
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