Rating: 4.48 stars
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Quick, filling, nutritious and delicious! I experimented with this unique pita recipe in college while trying to find a quick and different meal for dinner. Not only is this meal healthy and easy to make, the presentation is impressive! It's easily adaptable to include your favorite ingredients, too.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute bean sprouts, onions, mushrooms and olives until tender, about 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low, and add the carrots, celery, ginger, salt and pepper. Cook for a few more minutes to blend the flavors. The carrots and celery should remain crisp. Stir the black beans and sunflower seeds into the skillet, and cook just until heated through. Remove from heat.

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  • Meanwhile, prop open each pita using a toothpick, place some of the shredded cheese inside, and heat in the microwave for about 30 seconds, or until cheese has melted. Set aside.

  • Spoon vegetable mixture into the pita triangles, and remove toothpicks. Garnish with sour cream and chives.

Nutrition Facts

265 calories; protein 12.8g; carbohydrates 24.7g; fat 13.6g; cholesterol 31.5mg; sodium 613.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2008
Excellent! I did not use mushrooms because I do not care for them and I used chives instead of green onions because my store ran out of green onions. This recipe seems to be easily adapted to different tastes and vegetables. Read More
(8)
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2008
Excellent! I did not use mushrooms because I do not care for them and I used chives instead of green onions because my store ran out of green onions. This recipe seems to be easily adapted to different tastes and vegetables. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2003
Delicious! I used a whole pita spread cheese on half melted it in the micro and then added the filling and sour cream. It was really filling. One plus a side dish was more than enough. Very good!! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2004
This is decent. The entire family was willing to eat it. I grated the carrot rather than slice it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2006
Nice! Found it a little dry so I poured on a touch of Thousand Island dressing - delicious! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2008
These pitas are very unique...so many flavors going on in your mouth at once! May be easier to eat if you cut the pitas into halves instead of quarters. Enjoy! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2005
I thought this was pretty good. A better lunch than dinner though it was pretty filling. Unfortunately my bean sprouts spoiled before I made this and I don't like mushrooms or olives. With just the black beans carrots celery green onions cheese and sunflower seeds it was a good mixture but I know it would have been better with the sprouts. Also I used mozzerella instead of monteray jack. I think this would also be good with cream cheese instead of sour cream. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/11/2006
My wife and I manage a private community and serve from 5 to 100 people at a setting. We frequently cook for our smaller groups. We recently had one of our vegetarian families in and I went looking for some quick recipes and found your site. I believe in letting the consumer do the reviewing and this is what I received after serving Pita Love for lunch today--"wonderful great wow delicious etc." We served our pitas up with brocolli cheese soup a vegetable tray and macaroni salad. I would recommend this recipe to anyone. Great job. And quick and easy to make. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2008
Perfect in every way except the portions are way off - "serves 8" really serves just 2 people. Otherwise awesome recipe and will make again! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2004
This is an awesome recipie. It's fast and easy. It's the best tasting healthy meal you can find. Read More
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