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Greek Salad and Grilled Shrimp Pitas

Last updated: July 31, 2023

It’s hot out there! The last thing you want to do is heat up the kitchen. This recipe makes a low-cost, quick summer meal — no stove or oven required. Consider adding a few low-sodium olives and red peppers to jazz up this dish. Or you can swap out the pita for your favorite low-carb wrap. Add some fresh fruit for a complete meal that’s low in saturated fat and contains at least 3 grams of fiber.

PREP TIME

15 Min

COOK TIME

10 Min

SERVINGS

4

DIFFICULTY

Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 cups romaine lettuce   
  • 1/2 large cucumber, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil  
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano (chopped)
  • 12 medium shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2 of a small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat crumbled feta cheese  
  • 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 whole wheat pitas (halved)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions

  1. Prepare an indoor or outdoor grill.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together lettuce, onion, cucumber, feta cheese, olive oil, red wine vinegar, and oregano.
  3. Fill each pita pocket half with ¼ of the lettuce mixture. Set aside.
  4. Season shrimp with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Spray shrimp with cooking spray.
  5. Grill shrimp for 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove from the grill and add 3 shrimp to each pita.   
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