Eastern Salad

Based on fattoush (the colourful, crunchy salad served throughout the Middle East), this version adds tuna for extra flavour and protein.

Excerpted from Eat to Beat Diabetes, available now in the Best Health Store


Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4servings 15minutes 5minutes
Servings Prep Time
4servings 15minutes
Cook Time
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  1. Preheat the oven broiler. Place the pita breads on a baking sheet and warm under the broiler, 6 in. (15 cm) from the heat source, for a few seconds or until puffy, then carefully split them open through the middle and open out each one like a book. Return to the broiler and toast on each side or until lightly browned and crisp, about 2 to 3 minutes. Roughly tear the pita into bite-size pieces and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the olive oil and lemon juice in a large serving bowl, and season lightly with salt and pepper. Add the scallions, tomatoes, cucumber and tuna, and toss gently to coat with the oil and lemon juice.
  3. Add the parsley, cilantro, mint and torn pita pieces to the serving bowl and toss quickly to mix. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Each serving provides calories 270, calories from fat 63, fat 7 g, saturated fat 1 g, cholesterol 13 mg, carbohydrate 38 g, fibre 4 g, sugars 6 g, protein 18 g.
Choices per serving: Carbohydrate 2, Meat & Alternatives 2, Fat 1/2