Food & Recipes

Turkey-Salad Pita

by Patricia Carolan

Turkey-Salad Pita

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 4 servings Serves: 4 sandwiches 2 cups chopped roasted turkey, skin removed (about 2/3 lb)
1/2 cup dried cranberries
2 stalks celery, diced
1/4 cup chopped red onion
4 Tbs nonfat lemon yogurt
6 Tbs low-fat mayonnaise
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional
4 whole-wheat pitas
2 cups torn green leaf lettuce

Measure ingredients and mix turkey with other ingredients; tear lettuce. Older kids can open and fill pitas.

1. In a medium bowl, combine the turkey, cranberries, celery, onion, yogurt, mayonnaise, salt and pepper, and pecans (if desired). Mix thoroughly.

2. Cut a thin slice from the top of each pita and carefully open the pocket. Line each one with 1/4 of the lettuce and fill with 1/4 of the turkey mixture. PER SERVING (1 sandwich): 449 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated), 599 mg sodium, 77 mg cholesterol. This sandwich is a good source of fiber.