Italian Tuna Stuffed Pita

Italian Tuna Stuffed Pita
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  • 10 Pita Pockets, whole grain
  • 7 oz Lettuce, romaine, EP
  • 8 oz Tomatoes, fresh, EP
  • 3 oz Onion, red, raw, EP
  • 1/2 cup Parsley, fresh, EP
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, plain
  • 1/2 cup Lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Garlic, granulated
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper, black
  • 1 StarKist® Chunk Light Tuna in Water, low sodium, 43 oz pouch
  • 1/2 cup Black olives, sliced
  • 10 oz Mozzarella cheese, shredded


  • Thaw pita pocket at room temperature overnight. Proper thawing will aid in handling the product without breaking and cracking.
  • Shred lettuce. Cut romaine head in half lengthwise through root end of lettuce. Rinse both halves thoroughly. Make 1 lengthwise cut leaving each root half intact, then cut across to make 1⁄4” strips. Rinse cut romaine under running water and drain well
  • Weigh then rinse tomatoes and onions under running water. Drain well in a colander.
  • Remove tomato core, and dice into ½” pieces. Dice onions into ½” pieces.
  • Rinse parsley under running water and drain in a colander. Further dry parsley by rolling in a disposable paper towel.
  • Cut away thick stems of parsley bunch, then finely chop.
  • Combine Greek yogurt, lemon juice, mayonnaise, parsley, and garlic powder in a large bowl. Add undrained tuna and using fresh gloves, crumble into small pieces. Add tomatoes, red onions, black olives, and mozzarella cheese. Mix gently until all ingredi
  • Cut pita rounds in half. To assemble pita, place ¼ cup romaine lettuce into pita pocket. Using a no. 8 disher, add 1/2 cup packed tuna mixture into center of pocket. Serve 1 pocket immediately. Avoid holding for long periods of time to prevent pita fro
Servings Per Container: 20 servings Serving Size: 1 each
Amount Per Serving DV%*
Calories 262
Total Fat 8.32g
Saturated Fat 2.15g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Cholesterol 29.94mg
Sodium 428.28mg
Total Carbohydrate 26.30g
Dietary Fiber 3.20g

*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.