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Greek Tuna Sandwiches

Per Serving

Greek Tuna Sandwiches

Makes: 4
Serving Size: 1 sandwich (1/2 pita, about 3/4 cup vegetable-tuna mixture)
Calories 220
Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 1.7 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 24 g
Fiber 4 g
Sugars 3 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 255 mg (without added salt)
Potassium 370 mg
Protein 8 g
Phosphorus 125 mg
Choices: Starch 1, Vegetable 1, Fat 2
  • Makes: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich (1/2 pita, about 3/4 cup vegetable-tuna mixture)
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

Vegetable-Tuna Mixture
1/4 head-large red cabbage, shredded (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 med. zucchini, unpeeled, shredded (about 1 cup)
1 large carrot, peeled and shredded (about 3/4 cup)
2 oz. water-packed white albacore tuna, drained and flaked
Dressing
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 tsp. red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp. finely minced onion
2 tsp. finely minced fresh mint
1tsp.dried oregano
salt and ground black pepper to taste (optional)
2(6 inch) whole wheat pita breads, cut in half

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, zucchini, and carrot. Fold in the tuna.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Pour over the vegetable-tuna mixture and combine well.
  3. Fill pita bread halves with the vegetable-tuna mixture. Serve immediately.
Flavor Boost: A modest amount of tuna goes far in these plump pita pockets. Fresh herbs add flavor and aroma without calories or added sodium.
 
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