Chickpea Fritter Pitas with Garlicky Yogurt Sauce

Chickpea Fritter Pitas with Garlicky Yogurt Sauce

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  • Serving: Makes 4 servings

Try this easy and delicious recipe for chickpea fritter pitas with garlicky yogurt sauce. Your family will love it!


  • 1 cup low fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 tomato
  • 1, 15-ounce can chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans), rinsed
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 pitas, cut in half and toasted


  1. To make yogurt sauce, mix all ingredients well; add more garlic, to taste, if desired. Refrigerate until serving.
  2. Using the coarse side of a box grater, grate the cucumber into a mixing bowl. Finely dice the tomato and add to the bowl; mix well to make a slaw, and set aside.
  3. Place the chickpeas in a bowl and smash with a fork until there are no whole beans; stir in the egg white; add the green onions and spices, and mix well.
  4. Heat a pan to medium-high heat. When pan is hot, add the oil. When oil is hot, drop tablespoon-sized, tightly packed patties of the chickpea mixture into the pan. Do not overcrowd the pan.
  5. Brown one side of the patties, then flip and brown the other side.
  6. To assemble the pitas, place a few fritters inside each, then top with the cucumber slaw and garlicky yogurt sauce.


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