Thai Spinach Salad Pita Pockets



Have you ever been on a trip where you have to eat every meal out, and healthy eating goes out the window?

I often find I come back craving fruits and vegetables, and want to get healthy as soon as possible.

Usually, this means a few days of vegetarian recipes that are easy to make, and let the nutritional goodness of those vegetarian dinner recipes detox my overstuffed, overprocessed body!

One of these times, I was looking for vegetarian recipes for dinner and looking for roasted vegetable pita recipes, I found this Thai Chicken Salad recipe, and decided to make a few minor tweaks to make it a vegetarian dinner option.

Even though this looks like a lot of ingredients, it comes together really quickly. There are not many unique recipes for pita pockets fillings, but this is one salad recipe I think you will enjoy stuffing into a shell.

I used Sriracha as I do not have sweet chilli sauce, but if you do….lucky for you, I am sure it tastes even better!

Rather than drizzling the peanut butter sauce on top, I just decided to mix it in so it was more evenly spread over the salad.

Thai spinach salad pita pockets june 13

Thai Spinach Salad Pita Pockets
3 cups spinach
2 cups chopped red cabbage
1 cup edamame, cooked
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
¾ cup chopped green bell pepper
2 diced tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped green onions
¾ cup chickpeas, rinsed and drained
½ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup peanuts
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce (or other spice flavor)
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon sugar
salt and pepper, to taste
Peanut Sauce
1/4 cup peanut butter (I used crunchy)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon  vinegar
1 tablespoon Sriracha
1 tablespoons vegetable oil
In a large bowl, mix all of the salad ingredients
Combine all dressing ingredients and give it a good stir.
Pour over the salad and stir until the whole salad is covered.
Put all the peanut butter sauce ingredients in the same bowl that you mixed the dressing (saving washing up here) and whisk. It may take a few minutes, but keep whisking until it comes together in a creamy sauce.
Mix the peanut butter sauce into the salad and stir until coated.
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