Baked Cheese Pita with Tomatoes and Cucumbers

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Baked Cheese Pita with Tomatoes and Cucumbers

Try our Italian-inspired version of a traditional grilled cheese sandwich.

Ingredients

Servings  4   Serving Size   1 pita with 1/2 tomato and 1/4 cucumber

  • 4 6-inch whole-wheat pita breads, cut in half
  • 4 ounces shredded fat-free mozzarella cheese (about 1 cup)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (optional)
  • Pepper to taste (optional)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 medium green onion, chopped (optional)

Directions

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the mozzarella, garlic, and basil.
  3. Put 2 tablespoons cheese mixture into each pita half.
  4. Put the pitas on a large baking sheet in a single layer.
  5. Bake for 5 minutes, or until the mozzarella has melted.
  6. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the tomatoes, cucumbers, and green onions.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, balsamic vinegar, and pepper. Drizzle over the tomato mixture. Serve with the baked pitas.

Nutrition Facts

Baked Cheese Pita with Tomatoes and Cucumbers

CaloriesCalories

223 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

16g Per Serving

FiberFiber

6g Per Serving

Cost Per ServingCost Per Serving

$1.55

Nutrition Facts

Calories 223
Total Fat 2.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 536 mg
Total Carbohydrate 39 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 16 g

Dietary Exchanges
2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 lean meat

 

Try our Italian-inspired version of a traditional grilled cheese sandwich.

Nutrition Facts

Baked Cheese Pita with Tomatoes and Cucumbers

CaloriesCalories

223 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

16g Per Serving

FiberFiber

6g Per Serving

Cost Per ServingCost Per Serving

$1.55
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Calories 223
Total Fat 2.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 536 mg
Total Carbohydrate 39 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 16 g

Dietary Exchanges
2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 lean meat

Ingredients

Servings  4   Serving Size   1 pita with 1/2 tomato and 1/4 cucumber

  • 4 6-inch whole-wheat pita breads, cut in half
  • 4 ounces shredded fat-free mozzarella cheese (about 1 cup)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (optional)
  • Pepper to taste (optional)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 medium green onion, chopped (optional)

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the mozzarella, garlic, and basil.
  3. Put 2 tablespoons cheese mixture into each pita half.
  4. Put the pitas on a large baking sheet in a single layer.
  5. Bake for 5 minutes, or until the mozzarella has melted.
  6. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the tomatoes, cucumbers, and green onions.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, balsamic vinegar, and pepper. Drizzle over the tomato mixture. Serve with the baked pitas.
 


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