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Sautéed Mushroom, Spinach and White Bean Puree Stuffed Pitas

Posted Aug 24 2008 7:20pm
What?! This post isn't about a Mexican meal?! It's a little change-up, but I wouldn't get too used to it. Mexican will be on the menu pretty much all next week - Jen's got some ideas......

Anyways, I have been feeling under the weather for the last couple of days, and this is the first time I've felt almost decent enough to cook (basically, I'm tired of frozen pizza, take-out, and have food that I don't want to waste). I hope in a couple of days, I'll be back to 100%.

This meal was pretty easy and quite yummy.

Note: This makes more than enough for a meal for two, so we will be having the leftovers for lunch. We dipped these in Annie's Tuscany Italian dressing.

Idea for a variation: This would probably be good with a little more garlic and/or some kalamata olives pureed with the beans. We both thought this would be really good with plain or garlicky hummus instead of the white bean puree.

Sautéed Mushroom, Spinach and White Bean Puree Stuffed Pitas

Pureed White Beans:

2-3 cups navy beans

juice of 1/2 a lemon

1 clove garlic, minced



In a food processor blend all ingredients until smooth.

Mushroom and Spinach Mixture:

4 large white mushrooms, finely diced (or about half of one of those large packages of button mushrooms)

4-5 cups fresh spinach

1/4 onion diced

4 cloves garlic, minced

veggie broth

Italian seasoning


Heat a few tablespoons of veggie broth in a medium sized pan. Add onions and cook for about 5 minutes. Add garlic, mushrooms and seasoning (and more veggie broth if needed), and cook until the mushrooms are soft. Add the spinach in batches, covering with a lid if necessary to wilt. Drain any excess liquid before transferring to a bowl.

Putting It All Together:

canned, quartered artichoke hearts, rinsed

whole wheat pita bread

Spread a thin layer of the pureed white beans, a few spoonfuls of the mushroom/spinach mixture, and a few artichoke hearts. Enjoy!

I wanted to end by touting another of Brett's posts. I can't help it, he writes about topics that are of great interest to me, so I feel the need to share. This post is about stupidity. I still find there to be something ironic and a bit funny about an intellectual or scholarly discussion of stupidity. Anyways, if you want to check it out, you can find the newest post here .

'Til next time!
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