You'll find prepared hummus in a variety of flavors. We used roasted red bell pepper hummus for this sandwich, but either spicy three-pepper or artichoke-and-garlic hummus would make a good choice, too. Round out your meal with a refreshing side of mixed melon.

Recipe by Oxmoor House March 2010


Credit: Oxmoor House

Recipe Summary test

11 mins
11 mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 pita half)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine lettuce and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Add lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper; toss gently.

  • Spread 1 1/2 tablespoons hummus inside each pita half; spoon salad mixture evenly into halves. Serve immediately.

  • Make it Faster

  • To make this meal even faster, forgo rinsing, slicing, and chopping the fresh vegetables and fruit yourself. Look in the produce section for packaged torn romaine lettuce and containers of presliced red onion, prechopped cucumber, and prechopped mixed melon. Sometimes these items may be more expensive, but the trade-off is time saved from prepping and cleaning.


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Nutrition Facts

278 calories; fat 13.5g; saturated fat 2.9g; mono fat 7.3g; poly fat 1.8g; protein 16.7g; carbohydrates 24.6g; fiber 4.1g; cholesterol 38mg; iron 2mg; sodium 669mg; calcium 71mg.