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Mediterranean Pan-Fried Pita Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

This flavor-packed pita salad is easy to make and perfect as a hearty side dish or a light main!

Course: Entree
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4
Author: Alissa
Ingredients
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup olive oil plus a little extra
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 large tomatoes seeded and diced
  • 1 cucumber diced
  • 1 ¾ cups cooked chickpeas or 1 can, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup fresh sliced mint leaves
  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • 2 pita loaves torn into bite-sized pieces
Instructions
  1. Whisk lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and salt together. Add to large mixing bowl, along with tomatoes, cucumber, chickpeas, mint, parsley and scallions. Toss to coat veggies.
  2. Coat or spray a medium skillet with olive oil and place over medium-high heat. Add pita bits and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until pita begins to brown and gets crispy in spots, about three minutes.
  3. Remove pita pieces from heat and add to veggie mixture.
  4. Stir to blend everything. Serve alone or over greens.