How to Make a Healthy Hummus Pita Pocket Sandwich

Making a healthy hummus pita pocket sandwich is not as hard as some of us may think. Hummus is a thick spread or paste made from mixing sesame seeds, lemon, garlic, ground chickpeas and olive oil. Hummus is commonly used all across the world, even though it is originally made in the Middle East.

Luckily, you do not have to be an expert to make a hummus pita pocket sandwich. Pita bread, made from wheat or starch, can be easily purchased from any local supermarket. According to a research, Pita bread is one of the healthiest bakery items as it contains large amount of proteins, vitamin B and iron. It also contains less amount of fat and fewer calories than other types of breads available in the market.

By adding different ingredients inside the pita pocket, you can prepare a delicious snack or main course meal for your friends, relatives or guests. So what are you waiting for? Buy hummus sauce, chicken and pita bread from the grocery shop to prepare a tasty and healthy hummus pita pocket sandwich.

Prep time: 30 min
Bake time: 20 to 30 min
Total time: 50 to 60 min
Yield: 2 to 3 servings
Utensils: Baking dish, frying pan, mixing bowl, serving plates

Ingredients:
Chicken breast
Pita bread
Hummus sauce
Vegetables
Cheese

Instructions

  • 1

    Consider preparing one skinless and boneless chicken that will be used in the pita pocket. It is recommended to bake the chicken breast for at least 30 minutes in an oven. This can be done by setting the temperature to 350 degree Fahrenheit. Chicken may not be baked properly if the temperature is less than the recommended value. Once the chicken is prepare, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool down to room temperature. For those who do not have an oven, they can cut the chicken breast into small pieces and fry each of them in olive oil on a frying pan. Remember to be careful while operating the oven or cooking range and observe all safety precautions.

  • 2

    Now unwrap the pita bread and cut it in half. Consider placing the baked chicken pieces inside the pita pocket. Add other ingredients such as lettuce, diced onions, diced tomatoes, cheese, avocado, bean sprouts and broccoli to enhance the taste. It is advised to use dressing and seasoning to add flavour to the sandwich.

  • 3

    Now consider applying hummus sauce inside the pita pocket. The amount of hummus sauce to be used depends on your personal liking.

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