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Grilled Tofu and Vegetable Pita Pockets
From: Helayne Gaither

Purchased tabbouleh spooned onto whole romaine lettuce leaves is ideal with these Mediterranean-inspired sandwiches.
Follow with baklava and fresh grapes.

  • 1/2 cup bottled Italian dressing
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
  • 4 3/4-inch-thick slices firm tofu (from 14-ounce package),
    drained well on several paper towels
  • 2 medium-size green bell peppers, quartered lengthwise, seeded
  • 8 green onions, all but 3 inches of green tops trimmed
  • 2 7-inch-diameter pita breads, cut in half crosswise
Prepare barbecue (medium heat).
Whisk dressing and mint in small bowl to blend.
Arrange tofu, bell peppers and green onions on small platter;
brush with some of dressing mixture.

Wrap pita bread in foil; place at edge of grill to warm through.
Grill vegetables and tofu until lightly charred and heated through, occasionally turning and brushing with some dressing mixture,
about 8 minutes for vegetables and 5 minutes for tofu.

Cut tofu and peppers into 1/4-inch pieces.
Fill each pita half with 1/4 of tofu and peppers.
Top each with 2 green onions
Drizzle with any remaining dressing mixture and serve.

Makes 2 Servings