Chick Pea Salad in Pita Bread

Preparation info
  • Makes


    Generous Sandwiches
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Lighter, Quicker, Better: Cooking for the Way We Eat Today

By Richard Sax and Marie Simmons

Published 2000

  • About

Canned chick peas are the basis of a quick Middle Eastern-style salad, which can be stuffed into pita bread and moistened with seasoned yogurt. The yogurt dressing stands in for the fat-rich tahini usually included in hummus.


  • 1 can (19 ounces) chick peas, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup finely chopped parsley


  • Combine the chick peas, parsley, lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic, and salt and pepper to taste in a large bowl. Stir to blend. (The chick pea mixture can be prepared 1 day ahead.)
  • Just before serving, add the salad greens, cucumber, red onion, and tomato to the chick peas and toss to combine. Correct the seasonings, adding more lemon juice and/or salt an