Friday, July 15, 2011

Toasted Pita with Hummus and Vegetables

This might possibly be the easiest meal we've ever posted, and for that, I must thank my dear friend M. As we were chatting the other day, or rather as I was moaning about the heat- she lives in Seattle and has been donning a sweater the past few days, so I'm not sure she could truly sympathize- M suggested that I make these lil babies as a fast and heat-free meal.
And may I just say that M is a genius, for these are delicious! A little hummus, a little cheese, a bunch of vegetables, and maybe a sliced peach or fresh cherries on the side, and you have a perfect, fast, healthy lunch or dinner. Now I'd highly recommend using your own homemade hummus (preferably our very own recipe found here), especially because you might end up with some kind of weird tomato mixture on top like mine had (I've never been particularly fond of that), but there are plenty of tasty substitutes to be found. For a little variety, consider adding alfalfa sprouts or sliced green/red peppers.

Toasted Pita with Hummus and Vegetables
Recipe adapted from M
Pictures by Kelly

6 6-inch pitas
feta cheese
2 tomatoes, diced
1 cucumber, diced
2 cups lettuce, thinly sliced

  1. Preheat oven to broil (or, in my case, your toaster oven). Cut your pitas in half and spread hummus on one side. Sprinkle feta cheese and place under broiler for 1-2 minutes. Flip pita and toast the other side for about 1-2 minutes. 
  2. Remove pitas from oven and let cool 1-2 minutes. Stuff with lettuce, tomato, and cucumber, as desired. 

1 comment:

M said...

I'm so honored! (Of course I would suggest the easiest meal that you have posted to date!) I like the adaptions that you made. We usually put baby spinach and chopped tomatoes on top of our Mediterranean pitas (or Mediterranean flatbread). But I like your suggestion to use cucumber or peppers. What good ideas!

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