Recipe For Bean and Veggie Pitas


2 cups thinly sliced red cabbage
1 1/2 cups canned red beans, rinsed and drained
1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained
1 cup fresh or frozen corn
1/2 cup diced zucchini
1/2 cup diced yellow summer squash
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon lime juice
3 tablespoons olive or canola oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar or cider vinegar
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
6 (6 inch) whole wheat pita breads, halved
12 lettuce leaves


In a bowl, combine the first nine ingredients; set aside. In a jar with tight-fitting lid, combine the oil, vinegar, mustard, honey, lime juice, garlic powder, salt, cumin and cayenne; shake well. Line pita halves with lettuce; fill each with about 1/3 cup vegetable mixture. Drizzle with dressing.