Stuffed Pita

December 11, 2011 · 3 comments

in Appetizer/Side, Diabetic Friendly, Recipe, Snack, Vegetarian

This the final post in three part series involving recipes for piquillo pepper hummushomemade pita (or pitta), and now stuffed pita.  The hummus is amazing and the pita is the best I’ve ever had.  Combine with a few more simple ingredients and you have a scrumptious snack.  This snack, or light meal, is also quite healthy even though it does not taste like it at all.  I feel like it’s a treat even though it’s good for me, and I’m not one of those people that enjoy eating tofu and call it “yummy.”  My skinny jeans wish I was though.

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When I was going to make dinner, I was planning on making stuffed zucchinis.  I’ve made them before, and they were awesome.  I chopped up the onion, and I pulled out he zucchini and….the zucchinis had begun to rot.  I was VERY bummed.  But, I had just made pita and hummus and my mom sent me falafel mix I had been intending to try.  So I took the lemons that life handed me and made stuffed pita.  This turned out to be a very good decision.  I didn’t have feta cheese which is typical in stuffed pitas so I used a different kind of goat cheese crumbles.  The tangy flavor of the goat cheese really complimented the other flavors in this pita in an unexpected, yet harmonious, way.

Before the recipe, I would love input regarding what types of recipes you, my audience, would like to see more.  More bread?  Healthy options?  Vegan recipes?  I would also love input about my writing, photography, and recipes.  Do you like having the nutrition facts and printable versions?  Since this is a very new blog, I’m still trying to find out the best way to cater to my readers.  I think the best way to do this is to ask my readers.  Please comment or email at hollyshelpings@gmail.com if you have any suggestions, questions, or just want to say “Hi.”  Now, for the recipe.

Stuffed Pita

Active Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 stuffed pita

Stuffed Pita

This stuffed pita snack is so amazing, healthy, and easy that you must go for second or third helpings.

Ingredients

  • 1 pita pocket
  • 1 tbsp piquillo pepper hummus
  • 2 prepared falafels*
  • Torn off bit of Romaine lettuce
  • 1 tsp chopped red onion
  • 1 tbsp goat cheese crumbles

Instructions

  1. Using a serrated bread knife, cut the pita in half.
  2. Take one of the halves and spread the piquillo pepper hummus on the thicker side inside of the pita pocket.  
  3. Sprinkle the goat cheese in the pocket in an even manner.  Make sure the front of the pocket has as much goat cheese and onion as the back of the pocket.  
  4. Do the same with the onion.  
  5. Wrap the falafel ball in a tiny bit of romaine lettuce and stick it in the pocket.  
  6. Repeat for the other half of the pita.  
  7. Devour.

Notes

*I used a falafel mix.  I tried to make my own and, as my sister put, they were fa-AWFUL.  I used Telema® brand.  They were slightly salty, but very easy and yummy in this stuffed pita. I got the mix from my mom. Thanks, Mom!

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Since there were  so many variants in this recipe, I have not posted nutrition facts.    The pita is 100 calories, the hummus would be about 25 calories, and the falafel brand I used would contribute approximately 50 calories.  However, I used a very specific brand of falafel mix and goat cheese and these factors could change the nutrition content significantly.  I would say that it is likely to be no more than 250 calories per whole stuffed pita (2 halves).  If you have questions about this, please leave a comment or email (address above) and I will do my best to answer.

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