Sunday, June 24, 2012

Quick fixin!

   I think it's time for one of my famous super quick dinners that take less than 5 minutes to make, but are filling and delicious. Perfect for the middle of the week, when you get home late from work and you don't really feel like whipping up home made ravioli with four home made cheeses in it! So, the star of today's episode is a pita bread pocket stuffed with herby, crunchy, and delicious tuna "concoction" (sounds much better than a tuna salad).  I think the pita sandwiches (sandwiches in general) are Justin's favorite, not only because they are quick and easy, but also because there is not too many dishes left to clean! And since he is the one who cleans all the pots, pans, plates and millions of used utensils, he always encourages me to make "something easy", especially when we both had a busy day. So here you go, this is a super easy recipe for a crunchy tuna salad inside of a pita bread:

*  2 cans tuna in water
*  1/2 cup fat-free mayo
*  1 cup sweet relish
*  1/2 cup chopped radishes
*  2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
*  2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
*  salt and pepper

*  4-6 pitas

1. Mix all the ingredients (besides the pitas!) in a bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste.
2. Cut pita bread in half and stuff each half with a generous spoon of tuna filling.
3. Decorate the pockets with lettuce and radishes and it's ready to eat.

   If you don't have radishes, or if you are not the fan of them you can substitute them with chopped celery stalks. Just make sure you have something crunchy inside, it makes the dish much more "exciting". Relish makes the salad a little bit sweet and dill gives it a summery kick! I usually slice some more radishes and eat them on a side as I would potato chips... it's much healthier and much prettier.

Good luck.

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