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Mediterranean Pita Sandwiches


Mediterranean Pita Sandwiches

Mediterranean Pita Sandwiches

A garlic-cilantro dressing compliments a colorful mixture of chick peas, cucumbers, carrots and onions. Serve it in a whole wheat pita or as a side salad.

Yield

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

1 cup plain fat-free yogurt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 can (about 15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 can (14 ounces) artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained and coarsely chopped
1-1/2 cups thinly sliced cucumber halves (halved lengthwise)
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1/2 cup chopped green onions
4 rounds whole wheat pita bread, cut in half

Preparation

  1. Combine yogurt, cilantro, garlic and lemon juice in small bowl.
  2. Combine chickpeas, artichoke hearts, cucumbers, carrot and green onions in medium bowl. Stir in yogurt mixture until well blended.
  3. Divide cucumber mixture among pita halves.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 2 filled pita halves
Sodium 813 mg
Protein 19 g
Fiber 16 g
Carbohydrate 79 g
Cholesterol 1 mg
Saturated Fat 1 g
Total Fat 3 g
Calories from Fat 7 %
Calories 399

Dietary Exchange

Meat 1
Starch 5

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