Crispy Chickpea Pita

Crispy Chickpea Pita
Get the recipe. Photo: Quentin Bacon
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 serves


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 15.5-ounce cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • ¼ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped, plus 1/2 whole parsley leaves

  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 4 plum tomatoes, diced

  • 4 pitas or pieces flat bread, warmed

  • 1 8-ounce container hummus

  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (such as Tabasco)

  • ½ cup plain yogurt

  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chickpeas and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly browned, about 5 minutes.

  2. Remove from heat. Add the lemon juice, chopped parsley, ½ teaspoon of the salt, and ¼ teaspoon of the pepper and toss.

  3. In a small bowl, combine the whole parsley leaves, tomatoes, and the remaining oil, salt, and pepper.

  4. Divide the bread among 4 plates and spread with the hummus. Top with the chickpea mixture, onion, and hot sauce. Serve with the parsley salad, yogurt, and lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

668 Calories
24g Fat
96g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 668
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 1528mg 66%
Total Carbohydrate 96g 35%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 23g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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