Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Greek Salad Pitas

1 cup peeled, seeded and diced cucumber
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1 cup diced zucchini
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup chopped pepperoncini, optional
1/4 cup chopped black olives, preferably kalamata
2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. dried oregano
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 6-inch whole wheat pita breads, cut in half
6 curly leaf lettuce leaves

1. Combine cucumber, bell pepper, zucchini, feta, onion, pepperoncini, olives, oil, lemon juice, vinegar and oregano in large bowl, and toss to mix. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Line each pita half with a lettuce leaf; fill with 1/2 cup salad mixture.

To pack this for lunch, wrap the pita pockets separately, and fill them with the salad just before serving. Or enjoy the chopped salad on its own with a bowl of soup for dinner. Note: Pepperoncini are thin, small pickled chile peppers that range in spiciness from medium to medium-hot. Look for them in the Italian section of large supermarkets.
Ingredient List

Serves 6 | 30 minutes or fewer

Greek Salad Pitas: Vegetarian Times Issue: April 1, 2005 p.38

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