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Salad Niçoise in Pita Pockets

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 pita half)
Fresh green beans give this tuna sandwich, inspired by the classic French salad, an interesting crunch. Cooking the beans in the microwave will save you time in the kitchen.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (1-inch) cut fresh green beans (about 4 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup niçoise olives, pitted and chopped (about 18 olives)
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1 (12-ounce) can solid white tuna in water, drained
  • 1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 (6-inch) whole wheat pita rounds, cut in half
  • 4 curly leaf lettuce leaves

Nutrition Information

  • calories 253
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 8.3 g
  • satfat 1.5 g
  • monofat 4.4 g
  • polyfat 1.7 g
  • protein 24.1 g
  • carbohydrate 21.6 g
  • fiber 4.2 g
  • cholesterol 36 mg
  • iron 2.6 mg
  • sodium 702 mg
  • calcium 48 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine beans and water in a small microwave-safe bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Microwave at high 1 1/2 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender; drain. Rinse with cold water. Drain well; cool. Combine beans, olives, capers, and tuna.

  2. Combine oil, juice, and salt, stirring with a whisk. Pour oil mixture over tuna mixture; toss gently to coat.

  3. Line each pita half with 1 lettuce leaf; spoon about 1/2 cup tuna mixture into each lettuce-lined pita half.