Eat Smart  |  Posted 11.20.14

Veggie-Pita Bread Salad

Veggie-Pita Bread Salad

This chunky salad is loaded with colorful veggies and herbs. The addition of toasted bread and feta cheese gives it extra heft and protein. Ad the salad sits, the flavors meld and the bread softens.

The recipe can also be halved.

Makes 7 servings

Prep Time: 30 minutes or less
Total Time: 30 minutes or less

Ingredients

  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 red, yellow, or green bell pepper, seeded and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped red onion
  • 15 kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
  • 1 whole wheat or plain pita bread, toasted, split, and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, and onion. And the olives, pita bread, feta cheese, mint, and dill.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the oil and 1 tablespoon of the red wine vinegar. Add to the salad and stir gently to incorporate. Season with salt and pepper. Add more oil or vinegar if necessary.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (about 1 cup): Calories 145, Total Fat 10 g, Total Carbohydrate 11 g, Dietary Fiber 2 g, Sugars 3 g, Protein 5 g, Sodium 360 mg

Recipe from American Cancer Society, What to Eat During Cancer Treatment

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