Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Prep Time
25 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 pita half and 1 lime wedge)

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine 1 tablespoon lime juice, 2 teaspoons oil, cumin, 1/8 teaspoon salt, red pepper, and 1 cup beans in a food processor; process until smooth, scraping sides of bowl as needed.

Step 2

Place remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice, remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil, remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, remaining beans, tomato, bell pepper, cucumber, red onion, cilantro, and jalapeño in a bowl; toss well to combine.

Step 3

Spread about 3 1/2 tablespoons processed bean mixture inside each pita half. Place 1 lettuce leaf, about 3/4 cup tomato mixture, and 2 tablespoons cheese inside each pita half. Serve with lime wedges.

Ratings & Reviews

MBuoni's Review

July 25, 2011
One of my favorites!

BrendaLRGale's Review

July 12, 2011
I agree with Janene in that "it was a simple fresh dinner that I enjoyed and felt very healthy eating." The spiciness was just right for my tender tongue, but my husband, who likes a lot of heat, said he didn't taste any spice. A lot more food than I expected, too. Not sure to what "bean patties" Matt is referring, though...

MattN25's Review

June 27, 2011
Terribly disappointing. The bean patties had mediocre, bland flavor, and the texture was awful.

JaneneRenee's Review

March 28, 2011
We followed the recipe exactly, and chose Cannellini for our white beans. Simple to make - lots of chopping and juicing, but no meat to cook, so time saved there. I was afraid it would be too spicy with the red pepper and whole jalapeno, but it wasn't hot in the slightest. If you like things spicy, don't seed the pepper, or use a hotter pepper. We had it with fresh fruit and some chips. I think I'll eat the leftover filling with pita chips! It wasn't a knock-my-socks-off, can't wait to make it again kind of meal, but it was a simple fresh dinner that I enjoyed and felt very healthy eating.