Monday, June 28, 2010

For 2: Italian Pita Sandwiches

Friday night my boyfriend and I went to the Braves game to celebrate his birthday.  I had gotten us some really good seats as part of his birthday present.  In typically Lainey fashion I packed us a little picnic as “tailgate food” to eat before we went in.  It was about 97 degrees outside so we just sat in the car with air conditioning instead of on the tailgate, but it was a blast!  These Italian Pita sandwiches were great and went perfect with a little potato salad and a cold beer.  Simple, easy and delicious; can’t ask for anything more!

Italian Pita Sandwiches
4 Slices Prosciutto (about a quarter pound)
4 Slices Turkey Breast (about a quarter pound)
Red Leaf Lettuce
Red Onion
Feta Cheese
Tomato Slices (sprinkled with salt/pepper)
Italian Sandwich Spread (recipe follows)
2 Pitas

Cut pitas in half and carefully pull apart to make a pocket. Generously spread the Italian Sandwich Spread inside of each pita, sprinkle feta cheese inside and stuff with prosciutto, turkey, lettuce, onion and tomato then sprinkle more cheese on top. Pitas can be wrapped in aluminum foil and refrigerated or kept in a cooler until ready to serve, although you probably don’t want to make them more than 3 or 4 hours in advance as the pita will become soggy.

Italian Sandwich Spread
2 tbl Mayonnaise
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
1 tsp Italian Dressing
½ tsp Garlic Powder
Sprinkle Salt/Pepper

Mix all ingredients together, can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for a couple of days.

From my kitchen, where I am always ready for a tailgate, to yours!

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