Budget-Friendly Greek Salad and Grilled Shrimp Pitas

Serve this dish with a cup of cold gazpacho soup or with sautéed zucchini seasoned with lemon juice and oregano.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 pita

  • Calories 160
  • Carbohydrate 19 g
  • Protein 9 g
  • Fat 6.0 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5 g
  • Sugars 2 g
  • Dietary Fiber 3 g
  • Cholesterol 30 mg
  • Sodium 435 mg
  • Potassium 235 mg

This Recipe Serves 4


2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
½ small red onion, thinly sliced
½ large cucumber (or 1 small), peeled and sliced
1/3 cup crumbled reduced fat feta cheese
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
4 whole wheat pita pocket halves (2 whole pitas)
12 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Cooking Spray


  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 lettuce mixture. Set aside.
  4. Season shrimp with salt (optional), ground black pepper and cayenne pepper. Spray shrimp with cooking spray.
  5. Grill shrimp for 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove from grill and add 3 shrimp to each pita.

Recipe cost: $10.15

Photo: Budget-Friendly Greek Salad and Shrimp Pitas. PNC Photography: Photographer: Peter Papoulakos.

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