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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Chopped Salads with Curry Dressing & Three Layer Pita Pockets

Picnics, school lunches, long bike rides, make these simple recipes three layer pita pockets with a side of curry dressed chopped salads for the day by Gift Style Blog Gave That Ingredients for a simple three layer pita pocket recipe on Gift Style Blog Gave That

Picnicking, long bike rides, something easy (and different) for back to school... here are two favorite recipes for super portable three layer pita pockets and a curry dressed chopped salads. Keep reading for:

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When we were kids one of the highlights of stopping by our local health food store was their freshly made three layer tofu pita pockets. Those things were so good that the order in which the ingredients were arranged in the whole wheat pita will forever be etched in my mind. First a layer of thick, creamy hummas, then chicken flavored tofu and then finally crisp alfalfa sprouts on top.

Quick to make en masse, refrigerate and easy to take to work or potluck's I've been loving these pita's with a side of chopped salad dressed in a creamy curry vinaigrette. Am I the only one who went to KFC for their coleslaw alone? While everyone else went the shredded route KFC finely chops their's, firmly packed them into those tiny Styrofoam cups and smothered it in a buttermilk based dressing. The thing is this often forgotten method works for almost any type of salad, allows for more of it to be packed tightly into containers and the salad dressing to infuse everything with its flavor without the need for dousing. The curry chopped salad here also works as a forth layer to the pita pockets below.

Sadly the health food store is gone along with whoever it was that created those original heavenly pita pocket sandwiches but the recipe lives on here. Oh and if you rather swap out pita pockets for homemade flat bread see my recipe over here.



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Three Layer Tofu Chicken Pita Pockets
These filling pita pocket sandwiches combine creamy hummus with chicken flavored tofu (or chicken salad) and crisp bean sprouts. A favorite for picnics and fueling up during long bike rides.
Ingredients
  • Hummas
  • Chicken flavored tofu or chicken salad
  • Bean sprouts (alfalfa)
  • Pita pockets (whole wheat)
Instructions
Split pita pockets and start with a first layer of thick hummas. Then add a layer of tofu cubes or cubed chicken salad. Finish by topping with alfalfa sprouts.Wrap tightly in plastic (cling) wrap and refrigerate to help sandwiches keep their shape, especially on long trips.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: Varies





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Curry Salad Dressing
My favorite dressing for finely chopped mixed salads of greens, cucumber, tomato, pepper, celery and chick peas. For easier blending and storing, use a Mason jar to shake this dressing up. Only 1 or 2 Tablespoons are needed per serving.
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup Coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Honey
  • 1 teaspoon Curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
Instructions
Combine oils with lemon juice, honey and seasonings. Whisk together or shake in a Mason jar until well blended and smooth.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6 servings





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