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

     Avocado Salad

     Romaine Lettuce, chopped or shredded

     Tomato Slices


Avocado Salad

     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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