By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

Pita bread is a hollow flatbread that is a staple in the Middle East as well as Mediterranean regions. It can be cut in half and filled with just about anything.

Number of servings

Serves 2

Ingredients

  1. 1 whole-wheat pita, cut in half
  2. 2 or more leaves of romaine lettuce
  3. 6 fresh basil leaves
  4. 1 thinly sliced tomato
  5. 2 thin slices of red onion
  6. 2 ounces reduced-fat smoked provolone cheese
  7. 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  8. Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Toast the pita bread halves in the toaster and open the pockets. Divide the lettuce, basil, tomato, onion and cheese, and layer between the 2 halves. Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar and freshly ground pepper. Serve.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size :Half a filled pita

  • Calories 199
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Trans fat 0 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 15 mg
  • Sodium 311 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 23 g
  • Dietary fiber 3 g
  • Added sugars 0 g
  • Protein 11 g
July 10, 2015