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Recipe: Tomato-basil sandwich

Medically reviewed on Jul 10, 2018

Serves 2

Dietitian Tip

Pita bread is a hollow flatbread that is a staple in the Middle East as well as Mediterranean regions. It can be cut in half and filled with just about anything.


  • 1 whole-wheat pita, cut in half
  • 2 or more leaves of romaine lettuce
  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 thinly sliced tomato
  • 2 thin slices of red onion
  • 2 ounces reduced-fat smoked provolone cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Toast the pita bread halves in the toaster and open the pockets. Divide the lettuce, basil, tomato, onion and cheese, and layer between the 2 halves. Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar and freshly ground pepper. Serve.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving SizeHalf a filled pita
Carbohydrate23 g
Cholesterol15 mg
Fiber3 g
Protein11 g
Sodium311 mg
Monounsaturated Fat0 g
Saturated Fat4 g
Total Fat7 g

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