Pita Bread Bowls with Couscous Filling

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 377
Caloriesfromfat 11 %
Fat 4.4 g
Satfat 0.4 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 12.5 g
Carbohydrate 70.8 g
Fiber 10.4 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 453 mg
Calcium 0.0 mg


4 (7-inch) pita bread rounds
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup couscous, uncooked
1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
1 cup chopped tomato (about 1 medium)
1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
1/4 cup sliced green onion (about 1 large)
1/4 cup raisins
1 teaspoon minced garlic (about 2 cloves)
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt or nonfat sour cream


Press 1 pita bread round gently into a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 1 1/2 minutes or until crisp. Repeat procedure with remaining pita bread rounds. Set aside.

While pitas cook, bring 1/2 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat. Add couscous; cover and let stand 5 minutes or until couscous is tender and liquid is absorbed. Fluff couscous with a fork, and transfer to a medium bowl.

Add garbanzo beans and next 6 ingredients to couscous; toss gently. Spoon couscous mixture evenly into pita bread bowls. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon yogurt.