Zucchini, Avocado, and Pomegranate Salsa
This red and green salsa combines roasted zucchini, creamy avocado, juicy pomegranate seeds, and pungent feta cheese. The avocado is a source of good fat, as is the olive oil used to coat the zucchini. Chips are cut from whole-wheat pitas, and then toasted.
- Yield: Makes about 2 cups
Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2006
- 2 zucchini (about 1 pound), trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch dice (about 3 1/2 cups)
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh oregano
- 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
- Freshly ground pepper
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
- 1 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, and cut into 1/4-inch dice (about 1 cup)
- 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
- 1 tablespoon crumbled feta cheese
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 3 whole-wheat pitas (6 inches each)
- Olive-oil, cooking spray
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Toss zucchini with oil, oregano, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a bowl. Spread zucchini in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast, tossing once, until tender and golden brown, about 25 minutes. Transfer sheet to a wire rack; let zucchini cool completely. (Leave oven on.)
Transfer zucchini to a medium bowl. Add onion, avocado, pomegranate seeds, feta, lime juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; gently stir to combine. Refrigerate 30 minutes (up to 2 hours).
Cut pitas in half; split each half into 2 half-moons, and cut each half-moon into 3 triangles. Arrange on a rimmed baking sheet. Lightly coat both sides with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Bake, flipping once, until pale golden brown, about 5 minutes. Serve with salsa.