If I had to choose an “ingredient of the summer” for 2014, it would definitely be radishes.
This is kind of a new-to-me vegetable. For some reason I always thought it would be like biting into a potato. Which maybe it is, because you definitely need to slice them super thin. I even bought a mandolin slicer so I could enjoy my delicate radish slices (and then immediately cut off the tip of my thumb; I still love it). I’m especially dying for some watermelon radishes but can’t seem to find them where I live. So sad.
The hummus stuffed pitas are a perfect summer lunch. They’re light and healthy while still being filling and satisfying. If you’ve ever tried to wrap up a sandwich made on two slices of bread and then take it to the park, you know that things don’t always stay where they’re meant to. The pita pockets keep everything in place and give you plenty of room for your fresh veggies of choice. Other options that would be nice here are crisp, sliced bell peppers, tomatoes, and onions. This is kind of a non-recipe. Grab a pita, shove some goodies in there, and go to town on that sucker.
I’m also enjoying radishes on all things Mexican. How do you use radishes?
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- Whole wheat or whole grain pita pockets
- Hummus (store bought or homemade)
- Crumbled feta cheese
- Spring mix, or your other favorite leafy green
- Julienned carrots
- Radishes, sliced thin
- Open up your pita and spread a thin layer of hummus. Evenly sprinkle in feta cheese and stuff with spring mix, carrots, and radishes. Enjoy!