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On-The-Go Mediterranean Bento Boxes

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 8 min
Total Time: 18 min
Servings: 4
  • Homemade Pita Chips:
  • 2 pitas (7 inch), each cut into 8 wedges
  • 2 tbsp Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin and dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Sweet Potato Hummus:
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 sweet potato, cooked, peeled and chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp tahini paste
  • 2 tbsp Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • Bento Box:
  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 large or 2 small carrots, cut into sticks
  • 4 mini cucumbers, cut into sticks
  • 1/2 cup pitted black olives
      • Homemade Pita Chips: Preheat oven to 400°F. Toss together pita wedges, olive oil, salt, cumin, oregano and garlic powder. Arrange in single layer on parchment paper–lined baking sheet; bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden and crisp. Let cool completely. Store in airtight container for up to 3 days.
      • Sweet Potato Hummus: Meanwhile, in food processor, pulse garlic until finely chopped; add chickpeas, sweet potato, lemon juice, tahini, 1/4 cup water, olive oil, paprika, salt and pepper. Purée until smooth. Makes about 2 cups. (Can be covered and refrigerated in airtight container for up to 3 days.)
      • Bento Box: In 4 bento boxes, evenly divide Sweet Potato Hummus with pita chips, cherry tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers and olives.

       

      Tips:

      • To roast sweet potato, halve lengthwise and place cut side down on parchment paper–lined baking sheet; roast in 400°F oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until fork- tender. Let cool completely and remove skin.
      • Alternatively, prick sweet potato all over with fork; microwave on High, turning once, for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender. Let cool completely and remove skin.
      • Garnish Sweet Potato Hummus with a pinch of smoked paprika and drizzle extra olive oil over top if desired.

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    Categories

    30 Mins or Less

    Ingredient: Vegetables

    Cooking Method: Bake

    World Cuisine: Middle Eastern

    Product: Extra Virgin

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