Indian Garbanzo Bean Salad with Pitas
- In a large bowl combine garbanzo beans, tomatoes, carrots, cucumber, and red onion. In a screw-top jar combine lemon peel, lemon juice, oil, cumin, curry powder, salt, and black pepper. Cover and shake well. Pour over salad mixture; toss to combine.
- Serve with yogurt and pita wedges.
From the Test Kitchen
If desired, before cutting into wedges, grill pita bread rounds on an indoor or outdoor grill over medium heat until warm and toasted. Transfer to a cutting board and cut into wedges.
- In a small bowl combine yeast, 1/2 cup of the warm water, and the honey. Let stand about 10 minutes or until foamy.
- In a large bowl combine 3-1/2 cups of the flour and the salt; make a small depression in the middle of the mixture. Stir the remaining 1 cup warm water and the oil into the yeast mixture. Slowly pour the yeast mixture into the flour mixture, stirring until dough forms.
- Place dough in a well-oiled bowl; cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place until double in size (1-1/2 to 2 hours).
- On a floured surface, knead dough for 10 minutes, adding enough flour to keep dough from sticking. Divide dough into 10 pieces; roll each into a ball. Cover loosely; let stand for 10 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. Position racks at bottom of oven. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough balls to 6-inch circles. Transfer circles to ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 4 minutes; turn over and bake for 2 minutes more. (they will puff.) Transfer to wire racks. Repeat with remaining dough.
From the Test Kitchen
Prepare Homemade Pitas as directed, except decrease all-purpose flour to 2 cups and add 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup ground flaxseeds or flaxseed meal. Knead in enough additional all-purpose flour to keep dough from sticking.
Nutrition Facts (Indian Garbanzo Bean Salad with Pitas)
- Per serving:
- 295 kcal cal.,
- 9 g fat
- (1 g sat. fat,
- 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
- 5 g monounsatured fat),
- 2 mg chol.,
- 905 mg sodium,
- 49 g carb.,
- 8 g fiber,
- 10 g sugar,
- 14 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet