Providing a nice departure from the ever popular salad option for a healthy lunch—or light meal—these vegetarian-friendly Cottage Cheese and Salsa Stuffed Pita Sandwiches are hearty and satisfying. And surprisingly easy to modify.
You can use your favorite mild, medium or hot salsa, or salsa verde or pico de gallo. With an almost unlimited variety in salsas, you can continuously change up the flavors of these simple sandwiches.
Not a fan of butter lettuce? You can swap with romaine, iceberg, spinach or mixed greens—whatever you have on hand should work well.
How Many Calories and WW Points in Salsa and Cottage Cheese Stuffed Pitas?
According to my calculations, each serving has 264 calories. To see your WW Points for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, Click here!
How to Make Cottage Cheese and Salsa Pita Sandwiches, Step-by-Step
Step 1: Gather and prepare all ingredients.
Step 2: Add the cottage cheese, cucumber, salsa, cilantro and cumin to a medium bowl and mix well.
Step 3: Cut pitas in half and if desired, gently warm in microwave (affiliate link) or toaster oven.
Step 4: Stuff each pita half with 2 lettuce leaves and ¼ of the cottage cheese mixture.
Step 5: Store any leftover cottage cheese mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Make these protein-packed, fiber-rich sandwiches ahead by mixing up the salsa and cottage cheese mixture and storing in an airtight container. Cut the pita bread in half and wrap the pita and lettuce separately. Assemble sandwiches just before eating.
Use your favorite style of salsa in mild, medium or hot. Or maybe your prefer salsa verde or pico de gallo—the choice is yours.
Bibb lettuce has a nice mild flavor. Boston lettuce, like Bibb is in the butter lettuce family, and another good option. You could also use iceberg, spinach or Romaine to make these pitas.
One whole stuffed pita (2 halves) only has about 264 calories. You could enjoy half a sandwich with a side salad or cup of soup.
Ways to Use Leftovers
Store any leftover cottage cheese mixture in an airtight container. Try adding a spoonful or two to an omelette or scrambled eggs or to top a baked potato.
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Cottage Cheese and Salsa Pita Sandwiches
- 1 cup fat-free cottage cheese
- ¼ cup diced cucumber
- ¼ cup salsa or pico de gallo
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cumin
- 2 (6-inch) whole wheat pita breads
- 8 Bibb lettuce leaves
- Add the cottage cheese, cucumber, salsa, cilantro and cumin to a medium bowl and mix well.
- Cut pitas in half and if desired, gently warm in microwave or toaster oven.
- Stuff each pita half with 2 lettuce leaves and ¼ of the cottage cheese mixture.
- Store any leftover cottage cheese mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Recipe source: Weight Watchers PointsPlus Power Foods Cookbook (affiliate link)
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
More Cottage Cheese Recipes for Weight Watchers
- Baked Potato Stuffed with Cottage Cheese and Salsa
- Vintage WW Cottage Cheese Danish
- Baked Pasta with Cottage Cheese and Zucchini
- Favorite Ways to Eat Cottage Cheese
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That looks disgusting. Perhaps instead of mixing the cottage cheese in, you could layer it over the salsa to be more visually appealing. Or perhaps use a blender to blend with the salsa. Then put cucumbers over that?
I understand this is a low cal recipe, but we also eat with our eyes and that looks like vomit in a pita.
Thanks for the suggestions.