Saturday, March 28, 2015

From a Facebook Buy and Sell page, I managed to get free back issues of Real Simple magazines.

Did I really need inspiration for a "Life Made Easier?" Well, for quick and delicious meal ideas, that's for sure. I've been working many hours and wanted fresh and healthy in a jiffy. I'm also a sucker for magazines.

So here's my take on a Real Simple and versatile meal- I served this for lunch and everyone loved, loved, loved it!

Pita and Cherry Tomato Toasts (serves 4, vegetarian)

1/3 cup olive oil
4 piece pkg. of white pita bread
8 oz. container of store-bought roasted garlic hummus
1/4 cup each minced fresh herbs of your choice (I used parsley and mint)
2 cups cherry tomatoes, tri-colours
1/2 cup Feta cheese, crumbled
1 cup baby arugula
paprika and freshly ground pepper to taste

Preheat oven 300°F. Brush one side of each pita bread with olive oil and place them all on one baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 12min. Set aside.

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While the pitas are toasting, chop your herbs.

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Add the herbs to your container of roasted garlic hummus along with the leftover olive oil and mix.

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Top your warm pitas with the herbed hummus, then tomatoes, Feta cheese, freshly ground pepper, arugula, more fresh herbs, perhaps a drizzle more olive oil and a sprinkle of paprika.

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Serve as is or with a side salad. Yum!

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Recipe inspired from Real Simple magazine, April 2014
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