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White Bean Hummus Pitas

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White Bean Hummus Pitas
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4
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Stuff pita bread halves with veggies and homemade hummus made with white beans and fresh basil.

Ingredients

Hummus

1
can (15 or 19 oz) cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
2
tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1
tablespoon olive oil
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
small clove garlic, chopped
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves

Sandwiches

4
whole wheat pita (pocket) breads (6 inch), cut in half to form pockets
1 1/2
cups loosely packed fresh spinach
4
very thin slices red onion, cut in half
8
thin slices tomato, cut in half

Directions

  • 1 In food processor bowl, place all hummus ingredients except basil; process 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. Add basil; pulse to mix.
  • 2 To assemble sandwiches, spoon about 2 tablespoons hummus into each pita bread half. Place spinach leaves, onion and tomato slices in each.
Tips  

Cannellini beans are loaded with fiber—the soluble kind that helps to lower blood cholesterol. Start slowly so you have time to get used to more fiber.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
45
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
(
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
800mg
33%
Potassium
270mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
56g
19%
(
Dietary Fiber
11g
43%
,
Sugars
4g
)
Protein
14g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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