porta-pita: garlicky-kale stuffed pita sandwiches

garlicky-kale stuffed pita sandwiches | everybody likes sandwiches

Weekday lunches are often forgotten about when you work from home. Maybe it’s just me, but often coffee is the first order of business and then an hour or two later comes a bowl of cereal or some toast. Lunch, if I even eat something, is usually leftovers or if I need a quick bite…another bowl of cereal. It’s pathetic, but it does the trick.

garlicky-kale stuffed pita sandwiches | everybody likes sandwiches

But today things felt right with the universe. Coffee first, natch. But then came the toast for breakfast. A couple hours later and it was lunch. With no leftovers from last night in sight, I took some pita bread, a bunch of kale and decided that a garlicky, caesar-salad-like meal would make a fine lunch indeed.

garlicky-kale stuffed pita sandwiches | everybody likes sandwiches

The dressing is simple: just lemon juice with a little balsamic for a touch of sweet. Olive oil, garlic and mustard to bind and slick things up good. But the addition of not just Parmesan, but some strong Cheddar too? Cheesy in the best way. But the clincher are the toasted walnuts. I had some lying around that I had toasted the night before so it was easy to add them in for a super-duper crunch factor.

garlicky-kale stuffed pita sandwiches | everybody likes sandwiches

Hells-to-the-Yes! Super tasty….both my husband and I were blown away at how delicious and easy to eat they were. Portable lunches in a pita….HELLO! And do I need to mention that these are easy to make as well? Well, duh.

garlicky-kale stuffed pita sandwiches | everybody likes sandwiches

If you’re working outside the home, this may be a bit too garlicky for you and your cubical mates. But for the two of us sharing a home office, breathing in the same stinky air, this made for the perfect lunch.

garlicky-kale stuffed pita sandwiches | everybody likes sandwiches

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8 comments to “porta-pita: garlicky-kale stuffed pita sandwiches”

  1. 1
    Joanne   June 5, 2014 at 4:03 am

    Nothing is too garlicky for me! I don’t know about my coworkers, but I suspect they’ll be forgiving. If I share.

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    Marianne A.   June 5, 2014 at 6:45 am

    “Porta-pita”… What a great name for a food truck, or cart or little cafe.

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    Patricia   June 5, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Looks like a delicious lunch for at home or on the go!
    Just wondrin’ — would the pita bread get soggy if packing for away lunch or would you pack the kale salad separately and add to pita shell when it is time for lunch? :)

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    cheri   June 5, 2014 at 8:57 am

    This is my kind of lunch, love to make meals like this. And garlic makes everything taste better.

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    kickpleat   June 5, 2014 at 9:05 am

    :) That’s the spirit, Joanne!

    Marianne, yes!! I love it :)

    Patricia, yes, I’d pack the salad in a separate container and then throw the pita into a zip lock bag and stuff it when you’re ready for lunch.

    Thanks Cheri!

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    JoanneM   June 10, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    I totally agree that if one decides to eat garlic, then everyone around them should. I love garlic-based dressings and textured salads with chunks of cheese and nutty bits. Yum!!

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    hag   June 11, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    I thought the like read: Porka Pita! I really think some porchetta would be a great addition to this. At least I will have a way to use up some of the kale I planted this year!

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    kickpleat   June 18, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    JoanneM, it’s a must -eating garlic with a friend :) I’m sure you’ll love this salad.

    Ha, hag, so funny!! Enjoy all your kale eating!

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