Nutrients per serving
- Protein: 7.0 grams
- Fat: 8.0 grams
- Carbohydrates: 40.0 grams
- Calories: 254
- Source of Fibre
Panzanella is the Tuscan Bread Salad that was created to use up day-old bread. In this wrap, juicy tomatoes soak into the pita to create similar flavours. For a Canadian twist, replace the olives with precooked bacon bits. The wrap is great for outdoor summer lunches. Just peel back the paper as you eat it and have a napkin ready.
Cooking Time: Not Available
Standing Time: 15 Minutes (optional)
- 2 Ontario Field Tomatoes, seeded
- 2 Ontario Green Onions, sliced
- 1 small clove Ontario Garlic, crushed
- 1/3 cup (75 mL) sliced fresh basil leaves (about 8 leaves)
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
- 1 tsp (5 mL) red wine vinegar
- 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) each salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp (25 mL) sliced Kalamata black olives (optional)
- 2 7-inch (18 cm) Greek-style pocketless pitas
- Small basil leaves (optional)
Dice tomatoes to yield 1-3/4 cups (425 mL). In medium bowl, combine tomatoes, green onions, garlic, basil, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper; add olives, if using. If desired, let stand for 15 minutes for flavours to mingle. Warm pitas in microwave on High for 20 to 30 seconds or broil for 1 minute.
Place each pita on 10-inch (25 cm) piece of parchment paper or foil. Spoon 1/2 cup (125 mL) tomato mixture onto middle of each. Fold and roll pita snugly into cone, using paper to support and seal well at bottom. Stand in mug or glass. Spoon remaining filling into pitas. Garnish with basil, if desired. Serve immediately.
If tomato mixture is prepared up to 1 hour before serving or if tomatoes are soft, more juices will accumulate, so drain off excess before filling pitas.
Substitute low-carb whole wheat pitas (which are soft and pliable) for Greek pitas if you prefer less bread.
NOTE: Microwave recipes tested in a 700-watt microwave oven. Power level terminology in microwave ovens varies; check your owner's manual and use whichever word or number gives you the same percentages as in the recipe (High is always 100%). If your oven differs, cooking times may vary.