Try our Italian-inspired version of a traditional grilled cheese sandwich.
Baked Cheese Pita with Tomatoes and Cucumbers
Calories223 Per Serving
Protein16g Per Serving
Fiber6g Per Serving
Cost Per Serving$1.55
|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|
|Total Carbohydrate||39 g|
|Dietary Fiber||6 g|
2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 lean meat
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)
Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
In a small bowl, stir together the mozzarella, garlic, and basil.
Put 2 tablespoons cheese mixture into each pita half.
Put the pitas on a large baking sheet in a single layer.
Bake for 5 minutes, or until the mozzarella has melted.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the tomatoes, cucumbers, and green onions.
In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, balsamic vinegar, and pepper. Drizzle over the tomato mixture. Serve with the baked pitas.