Healthified Grilled Fajita Pitas

Healthified Grilled Fajita Pitas

77% less sat fat • 64% less cholesterol than the original recipe. A Tex-Mex filling meets Greek bread in this veggie-packed dinner sandwich.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

20

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

12
ounces beef flank steak
1/2
cup bottled light clear Italian salad dressing
1/2
teaspoon finely shredded lime peel
1/4
cup lime juice
2
tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
1/4
cup finely chopped onion
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon black pepper
4
cups mixed spring baby salad greens
1
medium red sweet pepper, cut into bite-size strips
1
medium avocado, halved, seeded, peeled, and thinly sliced
3
whole wheat pita bread rounds, halved
  1. Score both sides of steak in a diamond pattern by making shallow diagonal cuts at 1-inch intervals. Place steak in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish.
  2. In a screw-top jar, combine salad dressing, lime peel, lime juice, and cilantro. Cover and shake well. Pour half of the salad dressing mixture into a small bowl and add onion; cover and chill until serving time. Pour the remaining salad dressing mixture in jar over steak in bag. Seal bag; turn to coat steak. Marinate in the refrigerator for 24 hours, turning bag occasionally.
  3. Drain steak, discarding marinade. Sprinkle steak with salt and black pepper. For a charcoal grill, place steak on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Grill for 17 to 21 minutes for medium doneness (160°F), turning once. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place steak on grill rack. Cover and grill as above.) (To broil, place steak on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 3 to 4 inches from the heat for 15 to 18 minutes for medium doneness [160°F], turning once.)
  4. To serve, thinly slice steak across the grain. In a large bowl, toss together steak, salad greens, red pepper, avocado, and reserved dressing mixture. Fill each pita half with steak mixture.
Makes 6 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 filled pita half)
  • Calories 270
    • (Calories from Fat 110),
  • Total Fat 12g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 25mg;
  • Sodium 460mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 25g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 17g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.