Avocado Pita Pockets
From RIG Greer
Hereís a fantastic combination of flavors featuring an avocado salad, fresh tomatoes, homemade Hummus and Pita bread from friend, Rig.
Make the Avocado Salad first; while itís chilling, prepare the Hummus.
Ingredients needed for Avocado Pita Pockets:
4 Pita Bread Rounds, halved
Romaine Lettuce, chopped or shredded
2 large ripe Avocados, coarsely chopped
4 large Radishes, chopped
2 stalks of Celery, diced
2 Green Onions, chopped
2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 to1/2 teaspoon Pepper
In a large covered bowl, mix all ingredients together, cover and chill for at least 1-hour.
Hummus for Avocado Pitas
1 15-ounce can Chick Peas (rinsed and drained)
3 to 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
1/3 cup Tahini
1/4 cup Lemon Juice
1/4 cup Water
3/4 teaspoon Salt
In a food processor, process chick peas until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides. Add garlic and remaining ingredients; pulse until blended. Pour into a bowl, cover and chill until needed.
Note: Tahini is Sesame Paste and can be found in most supermarkets or specialty stores.
Spoon 1/4-cup hummus and avocado salad into the pita halves. Add tomatoes and lettuce. Serve immediately.
Published Jun 24, 2003
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