Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Indian Garbanzo Bean Salad with Pitas

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  • 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.

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  • Serve with yogurt and pita wedges.

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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.

Nutrition Facts (Indian Garbanzo Bean Salad with Pitas)

295 calories; 9 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 5 g monounsaturated fat; 2 mg cholesterol; 905 mg sodium. 502 mg potassium; 49 g carbohydrates; 8 g fiber; 10 g sugar; 14 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 4033 IU vitamin a; 21 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 2 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 60 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 151 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;

Homemade Pita

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  • In a small bowl combine yeast, 1/2 cup of the warm water, and the honey. Let stand about 10 minutes or until foamy.

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  • 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.

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  • 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).

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  • 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.

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  • Preheat oven to 500° 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.

Wheat-Flaxseed Pitas:

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.

Reviews (1)

11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
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Rating: Unrated
06/07/2014
This is a delicious side salad to a grilled Indian meal.