Veggie Pita Sandwich

"This sandwich was my favorite on the menu at a deli on Williamson Road in Roanoke, VA in the early 90's. I cannot remember the name of the place or what they called this sandwich. I don't know if it is still there or not, as I only lived there 2 years, but I still make it today. It was served with potato chips and a pickle. Sweet potato chips or potato salad are good, too. Do not let the list of ingredients scare you off. I have substituted others or omitted some when needed."
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  • Melt the shredded cheeses on (not inside) the pita bread in microwave. Do NOT use an oven or broiler, as you want the bread to remain soft.
  • Add spinach and lettuce leaves (uncut).
  • Add remained sliced veggies, oil and vinegar.
  • Fold in half and serve.
  • NOTE: Do not add salt, as the cheese adds a sense of saltiness.

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  1. What a great lunch! I used a mini pita so I couldn't fold it over. I used fat free cheeses,baby bells and instead of making my own dressing I just drizzled a low fat Greek vinaigrette on top. This was wonderful!! Thanks so much for posting! :)


I enjoy cooking the most when there is time to experiment. I substitute all kinds of ingredients to use what I have and avoid extra trips to the store. Growing up, I watched my mom cook. She never measured anything, but cooked by feel and approximations. I am known to measure quite a bit, but since I substitute so much, my dishes never taste the same way twice. I try to avoid packaged food and cook from scratch whenever possible. Since I dislike grocery shopping in city supermarkets (too small and crowded), I shop online for groceries every 3-4 weeks and have them delivered by the store in a refrigerated truck. I just pick up milk and produce and in between. I love the local farmers markets around the city each summer and fall, too!
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