Ingredients: 

Patties:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Cooking spray

Envelope:

  • 2 whole-wheat pitas
  • 1/2 cup hummus
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 4 cucumber slices
  • 8 strips of red pepper
Supplies: 
  • Cutting board and knife
  • Large frying pan
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • Food processor or vegetable masher
Instructions: 
  1. Wash all vegetables and set aside.
  2. Combine 1 teaspoon oil, chickpeas, egg, breadcrumbs, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper in a food processor. Otherwise, thoroughly mash chickpeas prior to combining with other ingredients and then mix well.
  3. Spray frying pan with cooking spray and heat to medium high.
  4. Shape bean mixture into four patties 1/2 inch thick and fry for 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  5. Cut pita in half to make two pockets per pita.
  6. In each pocket place 1 patty (1/2 for toddlers), 1/4 cup lettuce, 1/8 cup tomato, and 2 tablespoons hummus.
  7. On the outside of the pita, place pepper strips to look like address and cucumber to look like a stamp.

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