Middle Eastern White Bean Pitas

Middle Eastern White Bean Pitas

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Packed with flavorful spices, veggie varieties, and nutritional value, this is a white bean recipe you don’t want to miss out on! These middle eastern pitas make for a quick, light, delicious, and healthy meal. Serve with a cucumber or green salad.


Makes 4 servings

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 15-ounce can, rinsed and drained, or 1 3/4 cups cooked dry-packaged white beans
  • 1 1/2 cups tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups peeled, coarsely chopped cucumber
  • 1 cup coarsely crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup fresh chopped Italian parsley
  • 4 whole pita bread rounds, halved crosswise
  • Plain yogurt


  1. In a medium bowl whisk olive oil and white wine vinegar. Combine cumin, coriander, cinnamon and cayenne pepper, blend with the oil mixture.
  2. Place drained white beans in large bowl and mix in enough vinaigrette to coat. Let stand 10 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
  3. Add tomatoes, cucumbers, feta cheese, red onion, and parsley to white beans. Mix in enough vinaigrette to coat. Season bean salad to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Fill pita halves with bean salad and top with dollop of yogurt. Place 2 pita halves on each of 4 plates; pass remaining vinaigrette separately.