I received an entire box of free Toufayan Pita Pockets (http://www.Toufayan.com) to enter into a sponsored recipe contest, and am eligible to win a prize for this recipe!  Although I was not compensated for my time, I was able to eat these delicious Pita Rabbits right in time for Easter!  

 

     We do love pizza in this house,  and what is better and guiltless than having a veggie pizza, with part-skim mozzarella on whole wheat pita?  This healthier version using organic sprouted whole wheat pita,  provides protein, fiber,  and is low in fat and carbohydrate.   Adding veggies increases the nutrient density. 
 
 
     I use my food processor almost every day, and here there was no exception.  I chopped and shredded my veggies in the processor, which took all of five minutes, and then cooked them before mounding them on the pitas.
 
          After they cook I get to make my Pita Rabbits!  
 
      I have to say this was one of the few times my pizzas came out crispy and not soggy.  I think its because of toasting them before putting the veggies on,  cooking the veggies which led to less time in the oven, and lastly because of the final broiling step.
 
     Hippity Hoppity Easter’s on its way 🙂  Even the kiddies can help to decorate these Pita Rabbits!! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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These whole grain sprouted Toufayan Pita Rabbits are perfect for those meatless Fridays in Lent as well as everynight!
Pita Rabbits
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian, Vegeterian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • 1 medium red peper chopped
  • 2 small garlic cloves minced
  • 2 cups brocolli chopped
  • 1 medium carrot shredded
  • 1 large zucchini shredded
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/8 cup romano cheese grated
  • 1 1/2 cups part-skim mozzarella shredded
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chick peas rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons basil leaves chiffonade
  • 1 black olive sliced
  • 1/2 orange pepper sliced
  • 2 Toufayan Organic Whole Wheat Sprouted Pitas cut and split in half
  • 1/2 cup tomato chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons canola oil
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian, Vegeterian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • 1 medium red peper chopped
  • 2 small garlic cloves minced
  • 2 cups brocolli chopped
  • 1 medium carrot shredded
  • 1 large zucchini shredded
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/8 cup romano cheese grated
  • 1 1/2 cups part-skim mozzarella shredded
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chick peas rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons basil leaves chiffonade
  • 1 black olive sliced
  • 1/2 orange pepper sliced
  • 2 Toufayan Organic Whole Wheat Sprouted Pitas cut and split in half
  • 1/2 cup tomato chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons canola oil
Pita Rabbits
Instructions
  1. Halve the pita pockets to form 4 rounds. Cut two of the rounds into ear shapes and arrange rough sides up, on a baking sheet and toast them in a preheated 350° oven for 5 minutes, or until they are pale golden and crisp. Sprinkle half the mozzarella onto the pita and bake for 1 minute, or until the mozzarella is melted. While the pitas are toasting, in a large skillet cook the onion and the garlic in a tablespoon oil over moderately low heat, stirring, until the onion is softened, add the red pepper, broccoli, carrot, zucchini and crushed red pepper, adding more oil if needed. Cook the mixture, stirring, for 4 minutes, or until the vegetables are softened.
  2. Stir in half the remaining mozzarella, Romano, tomato, and chick peas and divide the mixture among the pitas. Add the remaining mozzarella, and broil the pita under a preheated broiler about 4 inches from the heat for 3 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  3. Decorate with the sliced olives and orange peppers.

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