pita wedges pita wedges Israeli Kitchen These veggie pita wedges are a delicious way to use hummus. (Photo: Sarah F. Berkowitz)

Pita wedges with edamame hummus and grilled veggies

A new twist on an old favorite – grilled veggie-topped pita wedges are a unique party food or dinner appetizer.

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  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes

How can I use you, oh hummus, let me count the ways! With so many varieties of hummus on the market, it’s a fun challenge to come up with new uses for this versatile spread. This recipe combines soft pitas and savory grilled vegetables to create a perfect appetizer or finger food for your next party.

And no worries on the unique combination of edamame hummus and grilled veggies – this recipe was tested on the pickiest eater I could find (he happens to reside right here in my home) and it received the highest award given to new recipes – the clean plate designation.

Ingredients

  • 2 oversize or 4 small whole wheat pitas
  • 1 cup edamame hummus
  • 2 cups grilled vegetables (ingredients below)
  • Vegetables:

  • 1 Japanese (small purple) eggplant, sliced thin
  • 1 green zucchini, sliced
  • 1 yellow zucchini, sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, thickly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thickly sliced
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions

Brush vegetables with a thin coating of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Heat grill to medium high (or simply plug in a counter-top Foreman grill).

Place veggies in a single layer on pre-heated grill and allow to cook (without moving them around – this retains the nice grill marks) for 7-8 minutes. Remove from heat and repeat with second batch, if needed.

Preheat oven to 325° F.

Spread a generous layer of hummus over each pita.

Top with grilled vegetable slices.

Heat in oven 5-7 minutes to soften and re-warm vegetables.

Use a pizza cutter to cut into small wedges. Serve immediately.

pita wedgesGrilled veggie-topped pita wedges can be a unique party dish or dinner appetizer. (Photo: Sarah F. Berkowitz)

Related Topics: Appetizers, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

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