Toasted Cumin Chicken Salad Pitas

Toasted cumin adds a nutty flavor to this traditional favorite. You can also serve it without the pita on a bed of lettuce with fresh tomato slices.


6 servings (serving size: 1 pita half)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes
Cook: 2 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 248
Caloriesfromfat 23 %
Fat 6.3 g
Satfat 2.5 g
Protein 24.8 g
Carbohydrate 22.5 g
Fiber 1.6 g
Cholesterol 62 mg
Iron 2.8 mg
Sodium 423 mg
Calcium 71 mg


2 3/4 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped seeded cucumber
1/3 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
3 (6-inch) pitas, cut in half
1 1/2 cups torn red leaf lettuce
1 cup chopped tomato


1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine sour cream and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl.

2. Heat a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add cumin seeds; cook 1 minute or until seeds become fragrant and pop, stirring constantly. Stir toasted cumin seeds into sour cream mixture. Add dressing to chicken mixture, tossing well to coat.

3. Line each pita half evenly with lettuce and tomato; fill each with 1/2 cup chicken salad.

Note: If made ahead, cover and chill chicken salad until ready to serve. Assemble pitas just before serving.

Lorrie Corvin,

Oxmoor House Healthy Eating Collection,

Oxmoor House

October 2006