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Spicy Chickpea Pita with Cucumber Dill Feta Yogurt Sauce

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

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Spicy Chickpea Pita

Ingredients

Spicy Chickpea Pita with Cucumber Dill Feta Yogurt Sauce
Ingredients for 3 servings

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can (15oz) can of chickpeas, drained
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder (or smoked paprika)
  • pinch of sea salt & pepper
  • PITA
    • 3 whole wheat pitas (6-1/2″ in diameter)
    • 3 cups arugula or your choice of leafy green
    • 2 Roma tomatos, sliced
    • 1/2 small red onion, sliced
    • 3 servings Cucumber Dill Feta Yogurt Sauce (see below)
Steps
  1. Set a nonstick skillet on medium high heat.  Once hot,  add olive oil, chickpeas and seasoning.  Continuously toss the chickpeas in the skillet for 3 – 5 minutes so that the chickpeas are well seared on all sides.   Set aside.
  2. Build the pita!  First add the yogurt sauce to the inside of the pita, then stuff with arugula, tomato and onion.  Enjoy!
    Spicy Chickpea Pita with Cucumber Dill Feta Yogurt Sauce
    Spicy Chickpea Pita with Cucumber Dill Feta Yogurt Sauce

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Calories
460
Protein
19g
Fat
16g
Carbs
66g
Sodium
1040mg
Fiber
12g
Sugar
11g
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Cucumber Dill Feta Yogurt Sauce

Ingredients

Spicy Chickpea Pita with Cucumber Dill Feta Yogurt Sauce
Ingredients for 10 servings

Serving size: about  2 tablespoons
  • 7oz 2% Greek yogurt
  • 6oz crumbled feta
  • 1/2 medium cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1/3 cup fresh dill (or more/less to taste)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • pinch of black pepper
Steps

Place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse blend until you reach your desired consistency.  Season to taste with sea salt & pepper.  If you desire for a thinner sauce, simply add more chunks of cucumber, lemon juice or tablespoons of water.
Spicy Chickpea Pita with Cucumber Dill Feta Yogurt Sauce

Calories
90
Protein
5g
Fat
7g
Carbs
2g
Sodium
220mg
Fiber
0g
Sugar
2g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.