Monday, March 29, 2010

Vegetarian Greek Pita

Here's a quick and easy meal that's becoming a favorite at our house. My husband doesn't miss the meat, and we find it to be very filling.
For 1 serving:
Toss 1/4 cup shredded lettuce, 1/4 cup cooked garbanzo beans, 2 Tablespoons chopped cucumber, 2 Tablespoons chopped tomato, 1 oz (1/4 cup) reduced-fat feta cheese, 1 Tablespoon sunflower seeds, 4 large olives, 1 teaspoon olive oil, and 1 teaspoon vinegar. Stuff into 1 (2 oz) whole wheat pita.

For two of us, I just double the quantities and mix it all in one bowl. Then slice the pitas in half and stuff.

We just had this again recently, and it was SO delicious! However, we had a quick supper...and we were hungry!...so I forgot to take a photo of the finished sandwiches again. Sorry!

This recipe is from the Curves "Fitness and Weight Management Plan" book. They don't include calorie counts, but 1 serving of this recipe (1 whole pita, cut in half and stuffed) is about 400 calories. Very filling and high in fiber.

10 comments:

Polly said...

This sounds really good. Eric might take some convincing though...he's not a big fan of olives...but maybe I'll make them anyway.

Katie said...

Mmm. That sounds good. :)

Dorothy said...

Good idea for lunch today! I've got all the ingredients on hand...except I think I'll swap out the lettuce for spinach and use soy cheese shreds. Thanks for the inspiration!

Dorothy said...

PS..we made pita sandwiches this weekend stuffed with hummus, roasted red peppers, and greens. Also quite yummy!

Dorothy said...

Update: "Vegan" Greek Pita's were excellent! :)

Lisa Lou said...

are canned garbanzo beans the same as cooked garbanzo beans? This looks incredible and it might just be on the menu for a saturday picnic!

Kathy Haynie said...

I'm sure they're the same, and if you're cooking them yourself, they will be even more delicious! Yes, I think it work well for an easy picnic menu.

bellivas said...

dear friends ,i would like to give you an altrnative recipe about greek pita-we usually stuff it with choppe d tomatoes,onion, tzatziki(yogurt plus chopped cucumber,plus a little olive oil plus a little vinegar)with or without small cubes of roast pork.try it -it s delicious!!!!!
sofia(from greece)

Kathy Haynie said...

Thank you Sofia - that DOES sound good, and I'm sure it's more authentic! I've always wondered how to make the yogurt sauce...I'll give it a try!

bellivas said...

google tzatziki and you will find recipe for sure,in english!dont forget the garlic also(i forgot it whn i wrote my comment yesterday!)

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