Spinach Tofu Pita Pockets with Sesame Seeds

Spinach Tofu Pita Pockets with Sesame Seeds
  • Type
    Sandwiches and Wraps
  • Difficulty
    Easy
  • Flavor
    Savory
  • Estimated Time
    12 Minutes
  • Yield
    2

Ingredients

  • Spinach
    Spinach
  • Sesame
    Sesame
  • Olive Oil
    Olive Oil
  • Garlic
    Garlic
  • Tofu
    Tofu
  • Black Pepper
    Black Pepper
  • soy sauce
    soy sauce
  • 2 cups of Spinach
  • 2 tablespoons of Sesame (seeds)
  • 3 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 1 clove of Garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup of Tofu (cubed)
  • Black Pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Soy sauce

Directions

Wholesome and delicious, these spinach tofu pita pockets make for a great meal idea at any time of the day. Spinach brings a whole collection of essential nutrients, like manganese, iron, and vitamins K, B9, and A, all of which contribute to healthy bones, strong immunity, and good eye sight. Tofu, as a soy product, is a great source of protein as well as phytoestrogens, which are estrogen-like compounds that help maintain hormonal balance in the body. Sesame seeds, on the other hand, add a good dose of fiber and omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids.

  1. Pour a little bit of olive oil into the skillet and put the heat on to medium. When the oil is hot, add cubed tofu and brown it for two or three minutes. Then flip it and brown it on the other side, too. When done, take out the tofu cubes and put them on a plate lined with paper towel. Set aside.(6 minutes)
  2. Add the garlic to the same skillet. You may add a little more olive oil if necessary. Let the garlic infuse the oil for a minute, while keeping an eye on it so that it does not burn.(1 minute)
  3. When brown, add the spinach, soy sauce, and pepper, and give it a good stir. Cook it down for a few minutes until spinach is wilted.(3 minutes)
  4. Turn of the heat and add the tofu cubes and sesame seeds. Gently stir it to combine.(1 minute)
  5. Make small slits in one end of each pita bread to make pockets. Using kitchen tongs, gently stuff each pocket with the spinach tofu mixture.(1 minute)
  6. Garnish with some more sesame seeds. Serve right away and enjoy!