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Skinny Grilled Fajita Pitas

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 24 hr 20 min
  • Servings 6
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77% less sat fat • 64% less cholesterol than the original recipe. A Tex-Mex filling meets Greek bread in this veggie-packed dinner sandwich.

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 filled pita half
Calories
292.7
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20.5g
32%
Saturated Fat
4.6g
23%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
38.6mg
13%
Sodium
200.6mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
14.4g
5%
Dietary Fiber
4.2g
17%
Sugars
2.3g
Protein
14.7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
57.90%
58%
Calcium
3.50%
4%
Iron
10.20%
10%
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 Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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