What are quinoa pockets you ask? Well, they’re a quinoa salad shoved in a pita.
And they’re good.
I got the inspiration from Angela’s Protein Packed Pita Pocket but altered it to what I had on hand. You can also make a wrap of this, which was originally my intention…but my wraps were moldy. Bummer.
You can use any combination of ingredients to make this work which makes this a great quick and easy lunch or dinner alternative. (I ate this for dinner three days in a row with a side of fresh veggies)
- 1/4 cup cooked quinoa
- 1/2 avocado, chopped
- 1 roma tomato, chopped
- fresh spinach
- 1 tbs balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbs olive oil
- garlic powder, salt, pepper to taste
- In a bowl, mix everything but the balsamic and oil together (I like to mix the oil and vinegar separately and then drizzle it in but you don’t have to)
- Shove everything in a pita. I overstuffed on half of a pita but you can obviously spread it out into a whole one
That’s it! Easy and so good! And it has healthy fats, plenty of protein, it’s vegan and very very tasty. And did I mention filling?
If you do try this, let me know what variations you try. You can essentially stuff a pita with anything (that’s what she said) so please feel free to let me know what you think!