Lunch Box 1: Chickpea Pita by cacookin
February 8, 2011, 12:27 am
Filed under: Recipes

My mom was recently clearing out her “recipe drawer” and sent me a ton of new recipes to try… Here’s a super quick meal to prepare in advance and enjoy at lunch!


1 tbs. red wine vinegar

1/4 C. olive oil

2 garlic gloves, minced

1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

1 tsp. paprika

3/4 tbs. ground cumin

1, 15 oz. can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained

1 C. grape (or cherry) tomatoes, quartered

1/2 C. roasted red pepper from a jar, drained and chopped

3 oz. Monterrey Jack cheese, chopped into 1/4 in. cubes

1/2 tsp. dried thyme

salt and pepper to taste

Pita pockets

Romaine lettuce


1. Mix red wine vinegar, olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, paprika and cumin in a small bowl.

2. Combine chickpeas, tomatoes, red bell pepper, cheese and thyme in a medium bowl.

3. Drizzle vinaigrette mixture over chickpea mixture, tossing ingredients together with a spoon. Add salt and pepper to taste.

To serve:

Toast pita (or microwave) until warm. Spoon about 1/2 C. chickpea salad mixture into pita. Serve with fresh Romaine lettuce. Enjoy 🙂

-Jessie Cox


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I can’t wait to try this Jessie, kudos to your mom!

Comment by Moma Sandy

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