Pita Tree Appetizers

How festive are these appetizers? And so easy to make. Just top the pita wedges with a mix featuring a little guacamole, fat-free sour cream, and red bell peppers. Thanks to eatbetteramerica for sharing.

Prep Time: 25 min
Start to Finish: 25 min
makes: 32 appetizers

4 flavored or plain pita folds or pita (pocket) breads (about 6 inches in diameter)
16 thin pretzel sticks, halved
1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
1/2 cup guacamole
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
1/4 teaspoon garlic-pepper blend
1/4 cup very finely chopped red bell pepper

1. Cut each pita fold into 8 wedges. Insert pretzel stick half into center of bottom of each wedge to form “tree trunk.”

2. In small bowl, mix sour cream, guacamole, parsley and garlic-pepper blend. Spread about 1 teaspoon sour cream mixture on each pita wedge.

3. Blot bell pepper with paper towel to remove excess moisture. Sprinkle about 1/4 teaspoon bell pepper on each wedge or arrange to form a garland. If desired, cover and refrigerate up to 8 hours before serving.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.

Nutritional Information
1 Appetizer: Calories 30 (Calories from Fat 5); Total Fat 1/2g (Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 60mg; Total Carbohydrate 5g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g); Protein 0g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 6%; Calcium 0%; Iron 0% Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable Carbohydrate Choices: 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe reprinted with permission


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