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Garbanzo Bean Pitas Recipe *PIC*

Garbanzo Bean Pitas Recipe

This a wonderful meatless recipe for informal dinners and quick lunches alike. I add a little horseradish to my pitas for extra flair. —Susan LeBrun of Sulphur, Louisiana (Taste of Home)

4 Servings
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients:

Filling:
1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon water
2 Tablespoons minced fresh parsley
2 Tablespoons chopped walnuts
1 Tablespoon chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon pepper

2 whole wheat pita pocket halves
4 lettuce leaves
1/2 small cucumber, thinly sliced
1 small tomato, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup fat-free ranch salad dressing, optional

Instructions:

In a blender, combine the first eight ingredients; cover and process until blended.
Spoon 1/3 cup bean mixture into each pita half.
Top with lettuce, cucumber and tomato.
Serve with ranch dressing if desired.


Nutrition Facts: 1 filled pita half equals 241 calories, 6 g fat (trace saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 552 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 9 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat.

Source: Taste of Home; posted by LuAnn for KRT.

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