Tuna: Salad Nicoise in Pita Pockets

posted by Terrytx 05-12-103 7:35 AM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Salad Nicoise in Pita Pockets
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Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Sandwiches, Burgers, Wraps
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 cup (1-inch) cut fresh green beans (about 4 ounces)
1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup nicoise olives, pitted and chopped (about 18 olives)
1 tablespoon capers
1 (12 ounce can solid white tuna in water, drained
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 (6-inch) whole wheat pita rounds, cut in half
4 curly leaf lettuce leaves

Combine beans and water in a small microwave-safe bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Microwave at high 1 1/2 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender; drain. Rinse with cold water. Drain well; cool. Combine beans, olives, capers, and tuna.

Combine oil, juice, and salt, stirring with a whisk. Pour oil mixture over tuna mixture; toss gently to coat.

Line each pita half with 1 lettuce leaf; spoon about 1/2 cup tuna mixture into each lettuce-lined pita half.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 pita half). 253 cal, 8.3g fat, 24.1g pro, 21.6g carb, 4.2g fiber, 36mg chol, 2.6g iron, 702mg sod, 48mg calc.

Source: Cooking Light-5/03

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