Baked Pitas with Walnuts and Cherry Tomatoes

Baked Pitas with Walnuts and Cherry Tomatoes
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Recipe for Baked Pitas with Walnuts and Cherry Tomatoes. This is an irresistible appetizer baked on top of crispy pita triangles.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup chopped California walnuts
  • 4 6-inch pita breads, cut into eighths
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved (about q1/2 pint)
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion (about 1/4 medium onion)
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon walnut oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Place the walnuts and pita pieces on a large nonstick baking sheet. (Keep the walnuts and pita pieces separated on the baking sheet.) Bake in the center of the oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the walnuts are slightly browned and the pitas are toasted and slightly dry. Remove from the oven and put on a heatproof surface.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the walnuts and the remaining ingredients to mix well. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the walnut-tomato mixture on top of each pita piece. Bake in the center of the oven at 350ºF for 5 minutes, or until the cheese is slightly melted and the mixture is warmed through. Arrange on a pretty platter and serve.
  4. 16 Servings; 2 pita triangles per serving Nutrition information per serving: 70 calories, 2.5g total fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 1mg cholesterol, 94mg sodium, 10g total carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 2g protein