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Easy Spicy Avocado in Low-Carb Pita Bread

One of my favorite options for a quick healthy lunch is this Easy Spicy Avocado in Low-Carb Pita Bread. You can use any pita bread you prefer, but I would always use my favorite low-carb pita bread

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If you’re going to stick with any kind of healthy eating plan you need some easy and quick options for times when you just don’t want to cook, and this is one of my favorite things to make for an easy lunch or dinner, especially whenever avocados are on sale. It’s nothing more complicated than avocado mashed with a fork, spiced up with a bit of spicy chile powder and salt, and then eaten in a 100% whole wheat pita pocket. This recipe is so tasty though, and it’s especially satisfying for a quick lunch! 

What kind of pita bread do I use for this recipe?

This recipe is one of the reasons I’m a huge fan of Joseph’s Bakery Low-Carb Pita Bread, and that’s the kind I’d always use for this recipe. You can buy Joseph’s Low-Carb Pita Bread (affiliate link) at Amazon if you don’t find it where you live. I buy it there and this is something I always have in the freezer!

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?

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Steps for Making Easy Spicy Avocado in Low-Carb Pita Bread:

  1. I fold one piece of low-carb pita bread over and toast it in the toaster oven while I prepare the lettuce and avocado.
  2. I prefer Romaine Lettuce for this. Cut into thin strips and soak in ice-cold water in the salad spinner, then remove the water and spin the lettuce dry.
  3. Mash the avocado and then mix in spicy chile powder and salt to taste.
  4. Spread half the avocado mixture on each pita pocket.
  5. Top with shredded lettuce, fold over and eat!
  6. This is just a summary of the steps, see the complete recipe below, including nutritional information.)

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Serve right away and enjoy!

Make it a Meal:

If you wanted a more substantial lunch, add  Wake Up Your Mouth Thai Cucumber Salad.

More Easy Recipes with Avocado:

Five Fresh and Simple Avocado Salads ~ FoodieCrush
Chicken and Avocado Salad with Lime and Cilantro ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Easy Avocado Feta Dip ~ Two Peas and Their Pod
Cucumber and Avocado Salad with Lime, Mint, and Feta ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Avocado Toast ~ The Kitchn

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Easy Spicy Avocado in Low-Carb Pita Bread

Yield 2 pita sandwiches
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes

One of my favorite options for a quick healthy lunch is this Easy Spicy Avocado in Low-Carb Pita Bread.

Ingredients

  • 2 pieces Joseph's Bakery low-carb pita bread
  • 1 cup shredded Romaine lettuce
  • 1 very ripe avocado
  • 1/4 tsp. spicy chile powder (or more, see notes)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt or Vege-Sal, or a little more (see notes)

Instructions

  1. Fold over two pieces of low-carb pita bread over and toast in the toaster oven. This takes about 1 minute per side.
  2. Cut Romaine Lettuce into thin strips and soak in ice-cold water in the salad spinner, then remove the water and spin the lettuce dry.
  3. Mash the avocado and then mix in spicy chile powder and salt to taste.
  4. Spread half the avocado mixture on each pita pocket.
  5. Top with shredded lettuce, fold over and eat!

Notes

I love Vege-sal for this recipe, but regular salt will work. I used ground Chipotle, but any spicy chile powder would work here.

Kalyn created this for lunch one day in 2006, and she's been making it ever since!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 225Total Fat: 16.5gSaturated Fat: 2.1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11.8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 570mgCarbohydrates: 18.4gFiber: 9.2gSugar: 1gProtein: 8.3g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Easy Spicy Avocado in Low-Carb Pita Bread would make a great low-glycemic or South Beach diet lunch. If you use low-carb pita bread, this is pretty low in carbs, but probably still too high for Keto diets.

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  1. You mean you can do something with avocados other than guacamole??? Looks simple and YUM.