I received free samples of Toufayan Pita mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Toufayan Bakeries and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
Oh I do love a pita! It’s so versatile, whether I want a pocket to stuff a hearty and good-for-you salad (I used to make a mean Greek salad and stuff it into a pita for portability during my college days), bake homemade pita chips or even use it as a way to scoop up some great dip such as Baba Ganooj or Hummus. So I was delighted to receive an assortment of Toufayan Pitas including these varieties: White, Multi Grain, Oat Bran, Savory Garlic, Sweet Onion and Whole Wheat.
Avo Salmon & Cheese Boats – Served Deliciously on Toufayan Pita
Pita lends itself well in Mediterranean dishes. But Instead of relying that type of cuisine, I thought I’d do something a little different. This appetizer is an homage to one of my favorite Jewish deli eats. It’s basically a good ole BLC (bagel, lox and cream cheese) with a twist. This one’s simply prepared with Nova Scotia Salmon (lox), onion (not ‘red’ but ‘green’) and Labneh (kefir cheese), a healthy alternative to cream cheese. I served up the combo up on Toufayan pita with watercress and radish to provide an extra refreshing and somewhat of a bitey delight. And although I admit to enjoying a good fresh out of the oven bagel, I do appreciate this thinner and healthy ‘bread choice’ (i.e. pita) so I can enjoy all the other good stuff.
And there’s many reasons to enjoy Toufayan Pitas. Toufayan Bakeries is a family owned business — American-made! And guess what?! Toufayan is the largest Pita company in the US. With old-world recipes, top quality, wholesome ingredients, Toufayan is also naturally cholesterol free and trans fat-free. It’s a great for making a healthy dish or snack. And some of their varieties have as much as 6g of dietary fiber. Fiber is important for regularity, glucose-control and overall heart health.
About this Appetizer: Oh boy did my girls love my Toufayan-inspired recipe! “Wow! Mommy, (This) looks like something a restaurant would serve,” said my girls in unison. The truth is that with quality ingredients (fresh is best) and a little supervision, even an 8-year-old can put it together. Impressive but simple. Yay! Now the only trouble was choosing the variety of Toufayan Pita. Did I want Sprouted? Whole Grain? Low Carb? or simply the most basic — White? Truth be told, I think any of the pitas would have worked deliciously – whether adding garlic flavor to the mix or a sprouted or whole grain texture. I had the opportunity to make it on the Whole Grain, Sweet Onion and Low Carb because – well my kids requested it twice after the initial recipe test and I love a satisfying snack to fuel me after a good spin workout. So no waste in trying more than one.
- 2 Toufayan Pita - Low Carb
- ½ large avocado, diced
- 2 oz Nova Scotia Salmon, torn into pieces
- 3 Radishes, thinly sliced
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1 cup watercress
- ¾ cup Labneh (Kefir cheese)
- Slice each pita into 4 equal triangles.
- Line up a tray with each ingredient to make assembly simple.
- Scoop one rounded teaspoon of Labneh to fill inside of each pita triangle.
- Add a few slices of radish and watercress to the inside.
- Spread each pita triangle with 1 rounded tsp of Labneh.
- Add ½ oz of Salmon and 2-3 chunks of avocado.
- Sprinkle with a large pinch of green onion.
- Garnish with ½ thin round of Radish.
To see all the great varieties of pita Toufayan Bakeries has, visit www.Toufayan.com