Pita Tree Appetizers


Pita Tree Appetizers

Plant a forest of pita bread trees on your table in less than 30 minutes by topping wedges with guacamole.

Prep Time:25 min

Start to Finish:25 min

makes:32 appetizers

4 flavored or plain pita folds or pita (pocket) breads (about 6 inches in diameter)

16 thin pretzel sticks, halved

1/2 cup fat-free sour cream

1/2 cup guacamole

2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley

1/4 teaspoon garlic-pepper blend

1/4 cup very finely chopped red bell pepper

1. Cut each pita fold into 8 wedges. Insert pretzel stick half into center of bottom of each wedge to form “tree trunk.”

2. In small bowl, mix sour cream, guacamole, parsley and garlic-pepper blend. Spread about 1 teaspoon sour cream mixture on each pita wedge.

3. Blot bell pepper with paper towel to remove excess moisture. Sprinkle about 1/4 teaspoon bell pepper on each wedge or arrange to form a garland. If desired, cover and refrigerate up to 8 hours before serving.

1 Appetizer: Calories 30 (Calories from Fat 5); Total Fat 1/2g (Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 60mg; Total Carbohydrate 5g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g); Protein 0g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 6%; Calcium 0%; Iron 0% Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable Carbohydrate Choices: 1/2

George Rapitis, MS. Nutritionist

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