Because of their health benefits, flavor and overall appeal, strawberries
add vibrant color to almost any kind of salad. Not only that, they can add depth and
sweetness to enhance more traditional salad dressings.
California Strawberry Hummus Pita Sandwiches
These California Strawberry Hummus Pita Sandwiches are a modern twist on a Mediterranean favorite.
2 whole wheat pitas, cut in half
1 cup shredded cooked chicken
¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
½ cup sliced cucumber
4 medium California strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 bunch watercress
¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled
½ recipe California Strawberry Hummus
To make the sandwiches, spread hummus inside pita halves. Fill with chicken, onion, cucumber, sliced strawberries, watercress and feta.
Per Serving: 234 calories; 5 g fat; 38 mg cholesterol; 568 mg sodium; 30 g carbohydrate; 6 g fiber; 18 g protein
California Strawberry Hummus
2 cups hulled and quartered California strawberries
1 (14.5 ounce) can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
½ teaspoon kosher salt
To make the hummus, place strawberries, garbanzo beans, lemon juice, pepper and salt in the work bowl of a food processor. Blend until very smooth.
Per Serving: 114 calories; 2 g fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 532 mg sodium; 20 g carbohydrate; 6 g fiber; 6 g protein
Diabetes Exchanges: Starch 2, Fruit 0.5, Vegetable 0.25, Very Lean Meat 2, Medium-Fat Meat 0.5
Nutrition per Serving