First, make Our Favorite Hummus and the Lemon Tahini Dressing according to the recipes below. Next, preheat the oven to 400°F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Place the Brussels sprouts, quartered red onion, and the sweet potatoes into a bowl, and sprinkle them with the garlic, salt, and pepper. Give it a good toss to combine.
Spread the vegetables out on the prepared baking sheets, making sure nothing is overlapping. Roast for 20 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and toss the vegetables. Place the sheets back in the oven—this time switch racks—and continue roasting for another 20 minutes.
You’ll know they are done when you can easily poke them with a fork, and they are nicely browned and crispy around the edges.
Time to build your pitas!
To each pita half, spread a generous layer of Our Favorite Hummus on the inside. Add a scoop of quinoa and stuff it with your roasted vegetables. Add some lettuce, cucumber slices and red onion. Toss on some olives. Drizzle everything with our Lemon Tahini Dressing and dig into deliciousness!
Tip: Store any leftover Lemon Tahini Dressing in the fridge for up to 5 days. It will most likely thicken up as it sits, so just add a splash of water and shake, shake shake!
You can find oil-free 100% whole wheat pitas at Trader Joes!
First, try to remove all or most most of the skins on the garbanzo beans by placing them in a clean dish towel and gently rubbing them with your hands, being careful not to break them up too much—only because things can get messy. Then, pick the skins off as many garbanzo beans for which you have the patience. I usually get about 90% of them removed. This step is not necessary, but it will make your hummus extra creamy.
Next, add your garbanzo beans, tahini, water, cumin, salt, garlic, and lemon juice to a food processor and blend until smooth. The longer you blend, the creamier! You may have to pause and scrape down the sides once or twice as you go. If it seems too thick, add a bit more water. Depending on the thickness of your tahini, you may need to add 2-4 more tablespoons of water.
Taste and adjust the salt and seasonings. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and a sprinkle of smoked paprika.
Serve with our Baked Pita Crunchers, cucumber rounds, baby carrots, or your favorite veggies.
Place all of the ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until creamy and smooth, about one minute.
Taste and adjust the salt. If it’s a little thick, add a splash of water and blend again. Once you’ve got your dressing to a good consistency, go ahead and drizzle it over whatever you’re eating and enjoy!
Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Tahini can be inconsistent because the oil in it separates from the sesame paste as it sits. You’ll need to stir it up every time you use it to make sure it’s completely blended before using. You can also blend the entire container of tahini in a blender and then pour it back into the original container to help it from separating.