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Black Bean And Quinoa Pita Pocket

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Okay, so I got a little distracted with Valentine's Day (chocolate covered strawberries can do that to me) but I haven't forgotten this months Food Focus...Quinoa! I've got more Quinoa recipes coming your way, starting with my Black Bean and Quinoa Pita Pockets! Now as you'll see in the video, I add some pre-cooked chopped chicken into my salad but for those of you who don't eat meat, have no fear!! Between the beans and the Quinoa this sandwich packs plenty of protein with or without the chicken. I decided to turn this salad into a sandwich but it would be just as good over a bed of greens...you decide! We only have two more weeks of Quinoa left, so don't leave me hanging here guys!! Let me know what kind of recipes you've been making with Quinoa as well...remember, I need inspiration too:)!!
Ingredients
  Black beans 15 Ounce, drained, rinsed
  Baby spinach 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lemon 1⁄2 , freshly squeezed
  Mango 1⁄2 , diced
  Ginger 1 Teaspoon, minced
  Pepper red 1 , chopped
  Scallions 3 , quartered, sliced
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Quinoa 1 Cup (16 tbs), cooked
  Wholewheat pita pockets 2 , halved
Directions

Combine garlic, scallions, pepper, ginger, mango, and lime juice in a large bowl. Stir in quinoa, chicken and beans before seasoning with salt and pepper.

Layer some spinach in each pita before stuffing with one fourth of the Quinoa salad…Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
6
Packing office lunch can be cumbersome to many of you in a regular basis. But, these pita pockets are ready within couple of minutes, and they are going to boost up your metabolism through various kinds of nutritional contents. In this video, famous chef Dani shows the method to assemble these pitas with the combination of quinoa, black beans and chicken. You can omit the chicken, if you don't like non-vegetarian food.

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Mikki Anderson's picture
The recipe does not have chicken in it or the amount..... I love the recipe however! where can I find more of your recipes using Quinoa? Thank you! Mikki Anderson