Crunchy Roasted Chickpea Pitas
- 2 cans chickpeas drained and rinsed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
- pinch of allspice
- 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes halved
- 1/2 cup your favorite hummus
- 4 ounces feta cheese crumbled
- fresh dill and oregano for topping
- olive oil for drizzling
whole wheat pita
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 package 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour plus extra for your workspace/kneading
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- canola oil for brushing
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
Place the chickpeas on a paper towel and pat the as dry as you can. Remove any loose skins.
Put the chickpeas on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil or the oil of your choice. Sprinkle on the salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, sugar and allspice and toss well to coat. Make sure the chickpeas are in a single layer. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, toss well and flip, then bake for about 15 to 20 minutes more. This will make more chickpeas than you need, so I keep them in a container to snack on for the rest of the week!
To assemble your pitas, spread each with a healthy spoonful of hummus. Add on your roasted chickpeas, some chopped tomatoes, fresh drill and a sprinkle of feta cheese. Add a drizzle of olive oil if you wish. You can also thrown on olives and roasted red peppers!
whole wheat pita
Combine the water, yeast and honey in a bowl, stirring once to mix. Let it sit until foamy, about 10 minutes, then stir in the flour and salt. Stir until the dough comes together then use your hands to further bring it together – if it is super sticky, add a bit more flour (I usually add extra all-purpose when needed). Place the dough on a floured surface and knead it with your hands for above 5 minutes. I have kneaded it for a shorter amount of time and it’s been fine. Rub oil along the inside of a bowl and place the dough inside, then cover it and set it in a warm place so it can rise. Let it rise until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.
Place the dough back on the floured surface and knead a few times. If it’s still sticky, add a few sprinkles of flour with your hands and knead until it’s silky smooth. Cut the dough into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece out as thinly as you can – we are talking super THIN.
Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Brush with a bit of canola (or another higher heat) oil. Place the thin dough round on the skillet and cook for 30 seconds, just until it starts to bubble. Flip it over and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, it should get puffy and have a few golden spots. Flip over and cook for another minute. Set aside and repeat.
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