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Greek Salad Pitas

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Greek Salad Pitas
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4
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When the temperature soars, this light, refreshing filling provides a lot of appetite appeal in quickly prepared sandwiches.

Ingredients

2
teaspoons sugar
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1
tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1
small garlic clove, minced
1
cup shredded fresh spinach
2
oz. (1/2 cup) crumbled feta cheese
3
tablespoons finely chopped red onion
1
medium tomato, chopped
1
medium cucumber, seeded, chopped
2
(6 to 8-inch) whole wheat pita (pocket) breads

Directions

  • 1 In small bowl, combine sugar, oil, vinegar and garlic; mix well. Set aside.
  • 2 In medium bowl, combine spinach, cheese, onion, tomato and cucumber; toss to combine. Pour oil mixture over spinach mixture; toss until well mixed.
  • 3 Cut each pita bread in half. Gently separate bread halves to form pockets. Fill bread halves with spinach mixture.
Tips  

Pita, a Middle Eastern daily bread, gets its hallmark hollow center while it bakes. In the hot oven, steam pushes the top from the bottom, leaving a convenient pocket in the middle. Pita can be filled with or wrapped around all sorts of fillings. It can be cut into wedges and used as a dipper, toasted or not. Some typical fillings include greek souviaki (grilled lamb or pork chunks served with cucumber sauce); falafel (fried Middle Eastern grain patties); and hummus, a spread made of ground garbanzo beans (chickpeas) and tahini.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
60
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
(
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
)
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
340mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
(
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
,
Sugars
5g
)
Protein
6g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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