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Mushroom Pepper Pita

Mushroom Pepper Pita

Mushroom Pepper Pita is a vegetarian comfort food simple meal of sauteed mushrooms, bell pepper, onion, green chiles, and wonderful seasonings in a pita

Comfort food – that’s what this Mushroom Pepper Pita is for me. I just sautee mushrooms, bell peppers, onions and green chiles in a bit of olive oil, add the vinaigrette, sour cream and cumin, stuff it in a pita and it makes a scrumptious lunch. I had one for breakfast and another for lunch today. I don’t think it’s low cal. I would also make this as a quesadilla. Just put a tortilla in a quesadilla maker, cover with shredded cheese then this mushroom filling, more cheese and another tortilla & cook till done. Really easy and good.

I happened to have a bottle of Carly’s Gold Garlic Mustard Vinaigrette – truly awesome! Great on salads or in dishes like this. You can get it at Whole Foods or Tony’s Market. But for this recipe, another mustard vinaigrette will do as it’s a small part of the recipe.

Note that there’s a lot of water in mushrooms, so you sautee them on a medium low heat, covered, and you’ll get a lot of liquid that then cooks down.

Mushroom Pepper Pita
 
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Serves: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup sliced red onion
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • ½ bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp diced green chile (505 is good)
  • 1 tbsp mustard vinaigrette dressing (I used Carly's Gold)
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • ⅛ tsp cumin
  • ½ whole wheat pita
  • optional:grated cheddar cheese, avocado slices
Instructions
  1. Pour the olive oil into a small or medium skillet. Add onions, mushrooms, and bell pepper, cover, and over medium low heat cook for about 15 minutes or until liquid from mushrooms cooks down.
  2. Add the green chile, mustard vinaigrette, sour cream, and cumin.
  3. Open up the half pita, and if desired put a layer of grated cheese then stuff with the mushroom filling. Along with the flavor, the cheese can help protect the pita from getting soggy and falling apart. .
  4. Add avocado slices if desired & enjoy!

 

 

 

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