Lemon Hummus Stuffed Salad

These stuffed salads feature baby spinach tossed with cooked beets, seasoned tofu, sliced avocado, and creamy homemade lemon hummus stuffed inside an organic sprouted whole wheat pita.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hummus Pita Sandwich
Servings: 4
Author: Kelli

Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbs lemon juice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • 1 container extra firm tofu drained and pressed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 10- oz bag baby spinach washed and dried
  • 1 lb cooked beets quartered
  • 1 avocado peeled and sliced
  • 4 Organic Sprouted Whole Wheat Toufayan Pitas

Instructions

  • Start by draining tofu and slicing tofu block into fourths. Place tofu slices on cutting board, wrap in a paper towel, and place a heavy object (such as a teakettle) on top and press for 20-30 minutes.
  • While the tofu presses, place 1 garlic clove in food processor and pulse until minced. Add in chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Pulse until smooth. Taste and adjust salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  • Once tofu is pressed, heat 1 tsp olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Slice tofu into cubes and place in heated skillet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper then cook 10 minutes, stirring periodically, until tofu is browned on all four sides. Set aside.
  • In large bowl, place spinach, quartered beets, avocado slices, and tofu. Toss well.
  • Cut 1 pita in half and spread a large dollop of hummus inside each half. Using tongs, stuff hummus-filled pita halves with salad. Repeat with remaining pitas and enjoy!