BLT Pizza Wedges

Who says a BLT needs to be a sandwich? We took one of America’s favorite sandwiches and turned it into a light lunch or appetizer.

Let me start by saying, I am a huge fan on BLT sandwiches. This is a recipe that is perfect for parties/get-togethers due to the snack sized nature of the Pizza Wedges.  Also, you can use this recipe as a jumping off point for other “Pizza Wedge”- esque dishes. 

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
1 6-inch whole-wheat pita
bread round with pocket
Nonstick cooking spray
2 slices turkey bacon
crisp-cooked and finely chopped,
2 tablespoons plus 2
teaspoons fat-free or
light mayonnaise
1 cup chopped or finely
shredded iceberg lettuce
½ of a plum tomato,
seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon finely
chopped fresh basil (optional)
½ teaspoon grated
Parmesan cheese
Freshly ground black
pepper (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Split pita bread around its perimeter with sharp knife to form 2 pita bread halves. Place on baking sheet, inside sides up. Lightly spray with cooking spray. Bake in preheated oven about 5 minutes or until lightly toasted.

2. Meanwhile, stir together bacon and mayonnaise in small bowl. Add lettuce, tomato and, if desired, basil. Toss until combined.

3. Spoon lettuce mixture on inside sides of toasted pita bread rounds. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. If desired, season to taste with pepper and carefully cut into wedges to serve.

Per Serving (2 wedges):
calories: 90; 35 calories from fat
total fat: 4 g; 1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat
cholesterol: 15 mg; sodium: 340 mg
total carbohydrates: 11 g; fiber: 2 g; sugars: 2 g
protein: 4 g; vitamins: vitamin A (4% DV), vitamin C
(2% DV); minerals: calcium (2% DV), iron (4% DV)
exchanges: 1 starch, 0.5 fat
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