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Gourmet Oil and Vinegar

Gourmet Oil and Vinegar

Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette Over Greek Salad Pitas

Credit: Created by Jeanne Stevenson, RD, for Heart Smart and tested by Susan Selasky for the Free Press Test Kitchen. 362 calories (20% from fat), 8 grams fat (2 grams sat. fat, 0 grams trans fat), 46 grams carbohydrates, 28 grams protein, 586 mg sodium, 53 mg cholesterol, 185 mg calcium, 4 grams fiber.

Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette over Greek Salad Pitas

Four Servings/ Preparation time: 15 minutes / Total time: 20 minutes


  • 1/2 cup garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 8 ounces cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 cup diced cooked beets
  • 3 tablespoons plain fat-free yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons Modena aceto balsamico balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic, finely minced
  • 4 (6-inch diameter) pita bread rounds, halved crosswise
  • 8 lettuce leaves


Combine the garbanzo beans, chicken, tomato, feta cheese, cucumber and beets in a medium bowl.

In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and garlic.

Pour the dressing mixture over meat-and-vegetable mixture and toss to combine.

Line the pita halves with lettuce leaves. Spoon the salad mixture into the pita halves and serve.

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