Friday, August 24, 2007

Grilled 'Ratatouille' Pitas

I've sure been loving my min-George Foreman grill lately! It's just so compact and perfect, albeit a bit small for my appetite- I like my grilled eggplant!

This was a quick, easy lunch that I concocted today when I wanted to use up some of the lovely fresh produce in our fridge, but in a more civilized and 'gourmet' way than simply chopping up a big salad.

These sandwiches use the same vegetable combination as a ratatouille, hence the name. :)

The grilling of the pita makes it crispy and crunchy on the outside, but the tender & moist vegetables make it soft and 'soggy in a good way' on the inside. So good! And grilling the garlic makes it soft and buttery in texture. Wait, not buttery! OT VEGAN! I meant Earth Balance-esque. Yeah.

Grilled 'Ratatouille' Pitas
makes two sandwiches

1/3 cup each of:
-bell pepper
(all cut into bite-size pieces)

1 clove of garlic
Olive oil
Dried or chopped fresh basil and oregano- to taste
1 pita bread

Grill all the vegetables & garlic, or a selection of them, until well cooked. I preferred to keep my bell pepper and tomato raw for crunch and a fresh, cool taste.

Toss vegetables with a drizzle of olive oil and herbs, then halve the pita and stuff.

Place pita halves on grill and cook until just crispy. A George Foreman grill is perfect for this! A panini press would work well too.

And enjoy! I ate both sandwiches because I was that hungry. Mmm.

Also.... a few posts ago, I mentioned how something weird happened to me- a tingly, sunburnt-feeling sensation in my hands, knees, and feet, while my face just felt 'hot'. We thought that it might be an allergy to almonds, but it's happened 3 more times since! It's always at breakfast, and I haven't been eating almonds until today (and no reaction). My doctor thinks that it's an oral allergy, but there's nothing that I could have an allergy to ONLY at breakfast.... Hmm. It could also be my multivitamin, too, because I switched brands just last week as well. I had it at lunch today instead of at breakfast, and no tingling! Weird stuff.


Johanna3 said...

yes that alergy is so weird!!!

the food looks great!

bazu said...

I would have eaten both sandwiches too- that looks so delicious! Ratatouille is one of my favorite things. You've reminded me to dust off the ol' george foreman grill. Mmmm.