Mediterranean Pita Pocket Sandwich Recipe

Mediterranean Pita Pocket Sandwich

Ingredients

2 – 6” whole wheat pitas
4 – large eggs
1/4 cup – milk
Pinch – Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon – olive oil, for cooking
1 cup – baby spinach
1/3 cup – red pepper, chopped
1/8 cup – Kalamata olives, chopped (from about 8 whole medium olives)
8 teaspoons – prepared pesto
Pair each serving with: 8 ounce glass of milk

Sample flavors of the Mediterranean like roasted peppers, spinach and Kalamata olives, which combine with eggs for a delicious scramble that’s anything but traditional.  The pita, a slightly leavened flatbread, is perfect the perfect vessel for this simple, yet filling breakfast sandwich.

Makes 4 servings

Directions

Whisk eggs, 1/4 cup milk and Italian seasoning together in a small bowl.

Heat nonstick skillet over medium heat, and add olive oil to skillet. Toss in peppers and cook for about 3 minutes, until peppers soften. Add spinach and olives, and cook for another 2 minutes, until spinach is wilted. Add egg mixture and scramble together until eggs are cooked through and no liquid remains. 

Cut each pita in half to create 4 pieces. Cover pita halves with a damp paper towel and steam in the microwave for 20 seconds. Fill each half with 2 teaspoons of pesto and then 1/4 of the vegetables scramble. 

Pair each pita pocket sandwich with remaining 8-ounce glass of milk and serve. Enjoy!

Recipe and photo by Kath Younger of Kath Eats Real Food

 

Nutrition

330 calories; 14 g fat; 3 g saturated fat; 195 mg cholesterol; 19 g protein; 34 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 560 mg sodium; 393 mg calcium (40% of daily value). Nutrition figures based on using fat free milk, and include an 8-ounce glass of milk.