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Chickpea Salad Stuffed Pita Pockets with Quickles

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium cucumber
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 ribs celery
  • ½ cup parsley
  • 1 scallion
  • 1 can chickpeas (15 oz)
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp (Dijon) mustard
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 4 pita rounds
  • ½ clamshell spring lettuce mix

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Recipe created by Genuine Foods, a proud PHA partner developing thoughtful recipes and nutritious meal kits for the Pass the Love w/ Waffles + Mochi campaign.

The quickles, short for quick pickles, in this recipe aren’t the only thing that comes together fast. The chickpea salad sandwich is a snap to whip up as well. Transform satiating chickpeas into a fulfilling vegetarian stuffed pita that is perfectly balanced with the crunch of easy homemade pickles.

Make Quickles

1

Slice cucumbers. Combine vinegar, sugar and 2 tsp salt in a jar or bowl and whisk or shake until the sugar disappears. Add cucumber slices, and set aside and shake or stir occasionally for 15-20 minutes.

MAKE CHICKPEA SALAD PITAS

2

Dice the celery, chop the parsley, and thinly slice the scallion.

3

Drain chickpeas and add to the large bowl. Add chopped celery, chopped parsley and sliced scallions to the large bowl.

4

Add mayonnaise, Dijon mustard and lemon juice and mash all ingredients with a fork to desired consistency.

5

Halve pita rounds into half moons. Carefully open the pita halves and stuff with lettuce. Spoon the chickpea salad into the pitas. Serve with quickles.

Optional addition

6

Add 1 can of tuna to the chickpea salad (and double the mayo and Dijon mustard).

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