Grilled Vegetable Medley with Hummus and Pita Bread

Enjoy this hearty grilled vegetable medley with hummus and bread. Dinner ready in 20 minutes.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 4

Ingredients

Hummus

1
(15-oz.) can Chick Peas or garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed
1
to 2 garlic cloves, halved
2
tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2
teaspoon dark (oriental) sesame oil
Dash ground red pepper (cayenne) or hot pepper sauce to taste

Vegetables and Pita Bread

1
red bell pepper, halved, seeded
1
green bell pepper, halved, seeded
1
yellow bell pepper, halved, seeded
4
small zucchini, sliced lengthwise (1/2 inch thick)
2
yellow summer squash, sliced lengthwise (1/2 inch thick)
2
large onions, sliced (3/4 inch thick)
Olive oil or nonstick cooking spray
4
(6-inch) whole wheat pita (pocket) breads, quartered
  • 1 Heat grill. In food processor bowl with metal blade, combine all hummus ingredients; process until smooth. If necessary, add small amount of water for creamier texture. Place hummus in small serving bowl; cover and refrigerate until serving time.
  • 2 Spray both sides of all vegetables with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 3 When ready to grill, place vegetables on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 10 to 14 minutes, turning occasionally to brown evenly on all sides and removing vegetables from grill when crisp-tender. (Cooking time will vary depending on moisture content of each vegetable, grill temperature and distance from heat.)
  • 4 Place bowl of hummus in center of large platter. Arrange grilled vegetables around bowl. Serve with pita bread wedges.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    420
    (
    Calories from Fat
    50),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    6g
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    500mg
    500%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    75g
    75%
    (Dietary Fiber
    17g
    17%
      Sugars
    14g
    14%
    ),
    Protein
    17g
    17%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    40%;
    Vitamin C
    160%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    25%;
    Exchanges:
    4 Starch; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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