Mediterranean Vegetable Pitas Recipe
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Mediterranean Vegetable Pitas Recipe

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Craving a fast and healthy meal? This one packs tomato, cucumber, onion and olives. Add a touch of cayenne for a punch. — Ivy Abbadessa, Loxahatchee, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped seeded cucumber
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 2 cups torn romaine
  • 8 whole wheat pita pocket halves
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Nutritional Facts

2 filled pita halves equals 354 calories, 19 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 580 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 9 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk the first six ingredients until blended; if desired, stir in cayenne. Add tomato, cucumber, onion and olives; toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving.
  2. To serve, add lettuce to vegetables; toss to combine. Spoon into pita halves; sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Mediterranean Vegetable Pitas in Taste of Home June/July 2013

Nutritional Facts

2 filled pita halves equals 354 calories, 19 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 580 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 9 g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 9, 2013

We really liked this! I did not add the olives and served it on a salad. Very good! I did take a hunk of italian bread and dip it in the marinade and thought is was great!

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Reviewed Jul. 8, 2013

I didn't really care for these, but my husband and 2 kids them so I guess the recipe is a keeper!

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Reviewed Jun. 19, 2013

This is just so delicious and colorful and makes you feel sinless because its so healthy! I got pita bread by mistake instead of pita pocket ... I bet it'll be even better next time. Crunchy & fun.

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Reviewed Jun. 14, 2013

I liked this dish, I thought it had a lot of flavor.

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Reviewed Jun. 3, 2013

great, l added cilantro and l couldn't fine small pita pockets so l cut mine in quarters. I served with fresh tomato soup. Yummy!

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