Summer Pea and Radish Pitas With Cucumber Grape Smoothie

We drove up to San Ardo this weekend to visit my parents and when we came back we wanted to make a quick, light and refreshing dinner. Earlier in the week I found this awesome recipe in Vegetarian Times so I whipped it up and it turned out delicious!



1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

1 1/2 tsp. sugar

1 small red onion, sliced

1 cup frozen peas

3 Tbs. olive oil

6 cups pea shoots (or sprouts)

12 radishes, thinly sliced (2 cups)

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

3 pita breads, halved

3/4 cup low-fat cream cheese

  1. Bring vinegar, 3/4 cup water, and sugar to a boil. Remove from heat, and pour over onion slices in bowl. Let stand 15 minutes. Drain onion, and set aside. Reserve vinegar.
  2. Meanwhile, bring water to a boil. Add peas and when water returns to a boil, blanch for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  3. Whisk 3 Tbs. reserved onion-vinegar liquid with the oil in a large bowl. Add onions, peas, pea shoots, radishes, and sunflower seeds and toss to coat.
  4. Spread each pita with 2 Tbs. cream cheese. Fill each with a heaping cup of pea mixture.

The result was delicious! I highly recommend trying this recipe! 

Check out this awesome website if you want to find other amazingly healthy vegetarian meals:

I also made us a delicious cucumber-grape Smoothie!