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Garden Tuna Pita Sandwiches Recipe

Garden Tuna Pita Sandwiches Recipe

A well-balanced meal packed into a pita is a breeze to whip up. Not a fan of tuna? Try canned chicken. —Rebecca Clark, Warrior, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:3 servings


  • 2 pouches (one 5 ounces, one 2-1/2 ounces) light water-packed tuna
  • 3/4 cup 2% cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 6 whole wheat pita pocket halves
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 6 slices tomato


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients. Line pita halves with spinach and tomato; fill each with 1/3 cup tuna mixture. Yield: 3 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 filled pita halves: 362 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 1114mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 5g fiber), 31g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 5, 2013

"My husband (and cat) love tuna, I'm a little iffy, but this was really tasty. The only thing I added was a little garlic powder. Thanks Rebecca for an alternative for plain old tuna salad!"

Reviewed Apr. 15, 2013

"bereitbach, I subbed the nonfat greek yogurt for the cottage cheese because that's what I had on hand. The yogurt gives more of a zip/tang than the cottage cheese would, but was tasty with the other fresh ingredients."

Reviewed Apr. 11, 2013

"What could be used to replace the cottage cheese in this recipe? We don't really care for cottage cheese, but we do like tuna and I would like to try this."

Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"i used canned instead of the pouches as i don't really care for the pouches and i doubled this recipe for our family. I also left out the cucumber as i don't care for cucumber either. I found this recipe very FRESH and loved it! It will be a regular menu item now!"

Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"I love this recipe. It is my new favorite tuna recipe. We ate it with the crisp cucumber salsa recipe."

Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

"I thought this recipe was delicious was not too strong. I didn't use spinach but just put lettuce on the sandwich. Even my picky daughter liked it."

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"Normally we like tuna fish salad but this recipe had too strong a flavor for us. I had never purchased tuna in a pouch. It might be better with canned tuna fish."

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