Black Beans in Pita Pockets
High Fiber Recipe
Black Beans in Pita Pockets with pimento, parsley, lemon juice, dry mustard and garlic stuffed into pita pockets.
1-1/2 pounds canned black beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons chopped pimento
2 tablespoons parsley
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1-1/2 tablespoon water
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
4 pita pocket breads, warm and cut in half
Combine beans, pimento and parsley in a salad bowl.
Combine remaining ingredients, except pitas, in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Add salt and pepper to taste. Shake vigorously. Pour dressing over beans. Set aside 30 minutes.
Divide equally and stuff into pita breads.
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories: 365; Fat: 5.8g; 14 percent calories from fat; Cholesterol: 0mg; Protein: 16g; Carbohydrates: 63.1g; Fiber: 13.3g; Sugars: 7.2g; Sodium: 487mg
Dietary Exchanges: Vegetable: 0.1, Bread: 3.9, Fat: 0.9
High Fiber Tip
Fiber (also called roughage or bulk) promotes the wavelike contractions that keep food moving through the intestine.