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Ginger, Pork and Cucumber Pitas

Since we started participating in a food co-op, I’ve been altering my typical recipes and also searching for new ones to use the random veggies and fruits we get. We got a boatload of cucumbers one week, so I searched a new favorite (realsimple.com) for cucumber recipes. This was a total score.  We ended up making these Ginger, Pork and Cucumber Pitas, they were great!

Are Cucumbers Good For You?

Cucumbers are low in calories and contain a good amount of fiber.

Cucumbers also contain a small amount of Vitamin K, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, manganese and vitamin A.

Do Cucumbers Make You Burp?

Some people experience gastrointestinal distress from some varieties of cucumbers.

The more bitter your cucumber is, the more likely it will cause you to burp. 

Are Pitas Made From Wheat Flour?

Pita bread contains wheat flour.

Pita bread is made with flour, salt, water, and yeast. 

Ginger, Pork and Cucumber Pitas

Ginger, Pork and Cucumber Pitas

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 1 recipe

Ingredients

Recipe courtesy of realsimple.com

  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 Kirby cucumbers thinly sliced
  • 1 red or green jalapeno thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 4 pitas halved

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, combine the vinegar, sugar, and ¼ teaspoon salt, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add the cucumbers and jalapeño and let sit, tossing occasionally, for at least 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Cook the pork, breaking up with a spoon until no longer pink, 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Stir in the hoisin, ginger, and 2 tablespoons water.
  • Fill the pita halves with the pork and cucumber salad.

Notes

Variations:
*I made my own pitas because...well, because they're awesome.
*You could probably cut back on the jalapenos if you don't like things super spicy. I do, so I actually doubled the jalapenos.
Nutrition Facts
Ginger, Pork and Cucumber Pitas
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 2078
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 328.5mg110%
Carbohydrates 161.3g54%
Fiber 18.9g79%
Sugar 37.8g42%
Protein 100.8g202%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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