chicken and chickpea salad pita sandwiches with broccoli sprouts

The great and POWERFUL food OZ has spoken.

2015 foods that you should add to your diet are…….drumroll, please!

Matcha, Kalelettes (hybrid of brussel sprouts and kale), Plantains, Watercress, Lychee, Purple Peppers, Coconut flour, Broccoli Sprouts, and…wait for it, Crickets! For reals. Actually, you know some intern threw that into this Yahoo article just to make sure people were paying attention. Unless, it’s dipped in foie gras, yours truly is going to pass on the ol’ cricket eatin’,


The rest of the recommend ingredients I can hang with. So stoked to see plantains on this list. I made these twice baked beef and chorizo plantains with homemade queso last year that need to be actioned again ASAP. Also, completely intrigued with the whole Kalelettes situation. I am obsessed with brussel sprouts, but kale, I’m kind of “meh” about. Thankfully, some British guy got smart and meshed them together so I have a fighting chance of actually eating kale for once in my life!

chicken and chickpea salad pita sandwiches with broccoli sprouts

But out of all these fellows, I have never heard of broccoli sprouts. Have you? Basically it looks like an alfalfa sprout, but it has super powers. As in cancer super fighting powers. Truly, I am surprised that Popeye isn’t chowing down on this stuff. I honestly didn’t have a clue what they would taste like, but surprisingly for a raw veggie, they don’t taste like dirt paste. Win.

I thought the broccoli sprouts would go perfect as a topper on these chicken and chickpea salad sammies. This is definitely my new go-to for quick lunches because it’s light, healthy, and full of protein. Simple, easy, and Food OZ approved.

Now, follow the yellow brick road.

Chicken and Chickpea Salad Pita Sandwiches with Broccoli Sprouts

Chicken and Chickpea Salad Pita Sandwiches with Broccoli Sprouts


1 cup chicken, cooked, chopped
1 15oz can chickpeas, drained, rinsed
1 1/3 cups plain greek yogurt
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup parsley
1 bunch broccoli sprouts
2 pitas
cucumber slices, garnish
red onion, garnish
salt and pepper to taste


In a large bowl, combine chicken, chickpeas, Greek yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper. Cut a pita in half and take the chicken & chickpea salad and stuff it into the pita. Garnish with broccoli sprouts, cucumbers, and red onion!

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