Fried Chickpea and Arugula Pita Sandwiches

Fried Chickpea And Arugula Pita Sandwiches Recipe

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Quick vegetarian meal!

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10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


1 c
2% greek yogurt, plain
3 Tbsp
fresh mint, chopped
2 tsp
fresh lime juice
5/8 tsp
kosher salt, divided
2 clove
garlic, minced
8 oz
cucumber, peeled, seeded, and shredded
pitas, halved
15 ounce cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
3 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil, divided
2 tsp
ground cumin
2 tsp
smoked paprika
1/4 tsp
ground red pepper
1 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp
black pepper, freshly ground
8 c
arugula, loosely packed
12 slice
tomatoes, 1/4 inch thick

How to Make Fried Chickpea and Arugula Pita Sandwiches


  • 1Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2Combine yogurt, mint. lime juice, 1/8 teaspoon salt, garlic, and cucumber in a small bowl.
  • 3Wrap pitas in foil; bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until warm.
  • 4Place chickpeas in a single layer on paper towels. Cover with additional paper towels to pat dry. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chickpeas to pan; saute 10 minutes or until lightly browned and crispy, stirring frequently. Remove chickpeas from the pan using a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Combine remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, chickpeas, cumin, paprika, and red pepper in a medium bowl; toss well to coat.
  • 5Combine the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, lemon juice, and black pepper in a small bowl stirring well with a whisk. Add arugula; toss gently to coat. Add chickpea mixture; toss to coat.
  • 6Fill each pita half with about 2/3 cups chickpea mixture, 1 tomato slice, and 2 tablespoons sauce. Serve immediately.

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About Fried Chickpea and Arugula Pita Sandwiches

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Low Carb
Other Tag: Quick & Easy