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Homemade Hummus

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Lentil Hummus

Time:40 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 cup brown or green lentils
  • 1/4 cup cashew butter
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 2 large lemons)
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce, such as Cholula
  • Coarse salt
  • 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 4 pocketless whole-wheat pitas, toasted or grilled and cut into wedges
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Zucchini Patty Sandwiches

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Meatball Pita Sandwiches

Ingredients
  • 1 cup reserved tomato sauce from Pork Meatballs
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 4 pitas, halved
  • 8 butter lettuce leaves
  • 10 to 12 reserved meatballs from Pork Meatballs, chilled or at room temperature, halved or quartered
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
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Homemade Pita Bread

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Pita
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Crispy Pan Seared Falafel

Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked (14 ounces) chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion, 4 ounces
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup peeled and grated zucchini
  • Pinch cayenne, pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup medium-chopped mixed fresh herbs, such as parsley, mint, and cilantro
  • 6 whole-wheat pitas
  • 4 1/2 ounces romaine or Bibb lettuce, (about 12 leaves)
  • 1 1/2 pounds tomatoes, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
  • 1 small onion, peeled and sliced into 1/8-inch rounds
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves
  • Olive-oil, cooking spray
  • Tzatziki
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Lamb Pita Pizzas

Time:30 mins
Ingredients
  • 4 regular-size (6-inch) pitas, split
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 containers (8 ounces each) store-bought hummus (1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 red bell peppers (ribs and seeds removed), thinly sliced
  • 1 can (14 ounces) artichoke hearts in water, rinsed, squeezed dry, and quartered
  • 1/2 pound ground lamb or beef
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • Lemon wedges
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Tahini Sauce

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Lemon, Sesame, and Garlic Hummus

Other Ideas:
Appetizers, Garlic, Hummus, Lemons
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Tabbouleh

Ingredients
  • 1 cup bulgur wheat
  • 4 plum tomatoes, finely chopped, with their juice
  • 1 3/4 cups finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (about 2 medium bunches)
  • 4 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
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