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Greek Hero Recipe

Greek Hero Recipe

Margaret Wilson of Hemet, California makes a Greek-style sandwich by spreading a loaf of bread with hummus, veggies, seasonings and feta cheese. With plenty of garden-fresh flavors and a hearty bean spread that packs protein, this stacked submarine makes a satisfying meal-in-one.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • HUMMUS:
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • SANDWICH:
  • 1 loaf (8 ounces) unsliced French bread
  • 2 medium sweet red peppers, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 medium cucumber, sliced
  • 2 small tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped ripe olives
  • 1/4 cup chopped pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 4 lettuce leaves

Directions

  • 1. For hummus, in a food processor, combine the lemon juice, oil and beans; cover and process until smooth. Stir in the garlic, oregano, salt and pepper.
  • 2. Slice bread in half horizontally. Carefully hollow out bottom half, leaving a 1/2-in. shell. Spread hummus into shell. Layer with the red peppers, cucumber, tomatoes, onion, olives, cheese and lettuce. Replace bread top. Cut into four portions. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 350 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 1,219 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat, 1 lean meat.