Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Is that an avocado in your pita?

We recently came across a recipe for a super quick and very tasty meal. It has avocados in it, which I never touched until I moved to California in 2002. You can't help but eat those tasty fruits...Vegetables...What the heck are they? Nevertheless, this tasty recipe comes from my favorite recipe collection Taste of Home.

Avocado Chicken Pitas

4 whole pita breads
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
3/4 pound cooked rotisserie chicken, cut into strips
1 medium tomato, chopped
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Directions: Brush one side of each pita bread with oil. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until browned and crisp. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mash the avocado with lemon juice, salt, garlic powder and hot pepper sauce. Spread over pitas. Layer with chicken, tomato and cheese. Bake for 5-6 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Yield: 4 servings.

Zany thought of the day: Now I'd never leave you hanging about an avocado being a fruit or a vegetable! This is a tricky one...Botanically, it's a fruit but culinary or in the kitchen it's often treated as a vegetable.


Charlee said...

Avocados are considered a fruit because of the pit

Tonda said...

well a tomatoe is a fruit too.... so you pretty much covered your pita in fruit... sounds wierd huh
I remember in the 1st grade when they taught us "if it has seeds its a fruit" and I was shocked at whats a fruit

Splendid Little Stars said...

Yum! love avocadoes!

Chicy-Creations said...

Oh yum! I am so trying this one! Thanks for sharing!