Meet the Sullivans: Ten-Minute Meal | Black-Bean Pitas

April 11, 2013

Ten-Minute Meal | Black-Bean Pitas

I was flipping through Parenting magazine yesterday while eating lunch--this is not something that happens often, the reading-magazines-while-also-actually-eating-a-real-lunch thing--and saw an article about 10 Ten-Minute Meals that I just could not pass up. My time in the kitchen spent cooking dinner is a juggling act. I spend 1/4 of my time in said kitchen keeping an eye on the toddler, another 1/4 fending him off with yogurt melts and sippy cups full of cold milk, another 1/4 entertaining him with wooden spoons + pots, and the last 1/4 of my time is spent actually cooking dinner. See why the ten-minute meal thing sounds so appealing to me?

Anyway, I thought I'd try a few of them and bring them to you here on the blog. So, without further ado (I'm a big fan of Grammar Girl, even thought I'm not great with grammar I admire her knowledge) here is the first one we tried.

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 a package of frozen sweet corn, thawed
1 avocado, diced
2 plum tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup chopped scallions (I used green onions)
1-2 tablespoons EVOO
vinegar, to taste
whole-wheat pitas

In a bowl, combine black beans, corn, avocado, scallions, and a splash of vinegar and olive oil. Half and separate pitas and spread hummus inside. Stuff bean mixture into whole-wheat pitas.

Overall, this was a good dinner. Much more like something I might make for lunch during the week. I think we all liked it, but I imagine Keith would prefer something a little heavier for dinner most likely with some meat involved. He would never say so, because he is too nice. And I think he just appreciates there being food for dinner when he comes home! I'd make it again, but I would add felafel balls or chicken too next time to make it more dinner-like.


erin vancura said...

I'm glad your meal prep looks like mine. Entertaining a busy toddler!! This looks SO GOOD. I'm going on the list of meals for next week for sure!

Courtney said...

I've made a black bean salad like this before and LOVED it, but my hubs said the same thing. He likes something more substantial for dinner. Read: meat.

So, I've just used it as a side. It's yummy on chips, plain, or in a tortilla. It makes a yummy lunch for me though! Avocado always fills me right up.

Natalie said...

This looks tasty and perfect for the warmer weather!