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Greek Style Bean Pitas

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Greek Style Bean Pitas

As one of the highest-fibre, lowest-fat foods available, white pea beans, also known as navy beans, play a key role in good health. The combination of beans and grains in this recipe turns them into a complete protein, resulting in an ideal alternative to meat. They provide an excellent source of folate, and a good source of vitamin C, iron, and magnesium. 

Prep: 20 minutes Ÿ Total: 25 minutes

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients except pitas, spinach and tzatziki in a bowl (may be made several hours in advance).
  2. Place spinach leaves on top of flat pita. Spoon filling in the middle.
  3. Roll up sides of pita with bottom of pita smaller than the top. For easy handling wrap bottom of pita with wax paper.
  4. Serve with tzatziki sauce on the side if desired.

Ingredients:

Cooked white pea beans

Diced cucumber

Diced seeded tomatoes

Diced sweet green pepper
Cooked corn kernels

1 ½ cups

1 ½ cups

1 cup

½ cup
½ cup

375 mL

375 mL

250 mL

125 mL
125 mL

Crumbled feta cheese (reduced fat) ½ cup 125 mL
Diced red onion 1/3 cup 75 mL
Chopped, pitted black olives ¼ cup 50 mL
Red wine vinegar 2 tbsp 30 mL
Dried oregano 1 tsp 5 mL
Salt and pepper to taste
Whole wheat pitas (5 inch size)
Spinach leaves
Tzatziki sauce (optional)
As desired
6

3 cups
As desired

As desired
6

750 mL
As desired

Makes 6 servings Ÿ 1 serving = 1 pita

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Adapted from: The Supreme Bean

Prepared By: Jennifer Broxterman, Registered Dietitian & Shannon Smith, BScH Foods & Nutrition student
NutritionRx Ÿ Email: info@nutritonrx.ca Ÿ Phone: (519) 520-9549 Ÿ Website: www.nutritionrx.ca


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