Sunday, July 10, 2011

Gardeners' Veggie Pita Pockets

This is our new favorite meal around here! You don't have to be a gardener to enjoy it--just use up whatever's in your crisper. As with many of our recent faves, this one is my husband's creation.

The Essentials
  • whole wheat pita bread
  • hummus
  • cucumbers
The Choose-Your-Own-Adventures
  • sliced tomatoes
  • sliced bell peppers
  • sliced banana peppers
  • sliced red onion
  • leftover cooked chicken, thinly sliced
  • sprouts
  • feta cheese
  • white balsamic vinegar*
  • fresh basil
The kids like the essentials with feta cheese.

The grown-ups at our house like any combo (as many as will fit) of the remaining ingredients. We've only rarely added the chicken; it's just as good all vegetarian. We especially like the white balsamic vinegar addition--it adds a subtle sweet/sour taste and moistens the veggies nicely.

Cut pita breads in half and open up so you can see the pockets. Spread hummus along one interior "wall." Add in remaining ingredients. Sprinkle the vinegar on just before serving--it can make them grow soggy. Mmmmmm

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