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Recipe: Mahi-Mahi Pitas with Feta, Cucumber, and Tomato Salad

Recipe: Mahi-mahi Pitas With Feta, Cucumber, and Tomato Salad Recipe: Mahi-mahi Pitas With Feta, Cucumber, and Tomato Salad

​​ Mahi-Mahi Pitas

  • 2 6-ounce mahi-mahi fillets
  • 4 loaves whole wheat pita bread

Middle Eastern Spice Marinade

  • ¼ cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon ground dried garlic (or 1 tablespoon fresh garlic)
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion
  • ¼ cup fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Pinch of saffron

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

To prepare the fish: Mix the spice marinade ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Cut the mahi-mahi fillets into ½-inch cubes and place in the marinade. Refrigerate for 1 hour. When ready to cook, put 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Place the fish in the pan and cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until the fish is cooked through. Divide the fish mixture into 4 servings and place on top of warm pita bread.

Feta, Cucumber, and Tomato Salad

  • 1 English cucumber, seeded and chopped into ⅛-inch cubes
  • 3 Roma or vine-ripened tomatoes, seeded and chopped into ⅛-inch cubes
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • ½ cup black olives, seeded and halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

To prepare the salad: Put all the ingredients except the oil in a mixing bowl and mix well. Drizzle with the olive oil. Top the fish and pita bread with the salad mixture.

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About Dr. Muth:

Natalie D. Muth, MD, MPH, RDN, FAAPNatalie D. Muth, MD, MPH, RDN, FAAP, is a pediatrician and registered dietitian who practices general pediatrics and is the director of the W.E.L.L. healthy living clinic at Children's Primary Care Medical Group in Carlsbad, CA. She is author of the Family Fit Plan and co-author of Picky Eater Project, both published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Dr. Muth is also a current executive committee member of the AAP Section on Obesity and lead author of the joint AAP/AHA statement on public policies to reduce sugary drinks consumption in children and adolescents. She is also the AAP representative to the expert panel that developed the above beverage recommendations for children ages 0-5. Follow Dr. Muth on Twitter @drnataliemuth, Instagram @dr.nataliemuth, Facebook @howtoraisehealthyeaters, and visit her website drnataliemuth.com.

About Dr. Tanaka:

Dr. Mary TanakaDr. Mary Tanaka graduated from UCLA with a degree in Mass Communications. She completed her master’s degree in Complementary and Alternative Medicine through the Department of Physiology at Georgetown University. She went on to earn her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She finished her pediatric residency at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital with a focus on Community Health and Advocacy and served as Chief Resident. Dr. Tanaka is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a pediatrician at Children’s Primary Care Medical Group and sees patients in the W.E.L.L. Nutrition Clinic. As a talented amateur cook, she is passionate about helping children optimize their health through nutrition and has created healthy family friendly recipes for parenting books and blogs.


Last Updated
3/3/2020
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Family Fit Plan: A 30-Day Wellness Transformation (Copyright © 2020 American Academy of Pediatrics)
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