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It’s like the famous Trojan horse all over again – but instead of a vicious bunch of hairy, sweaty and smelly soldiers leaping out (much to the surprise of all involved), these Greek pitas come bursting out with delicious (not to mention much less dangerous) ingredients, perfect as a snack or healthy meal.

Would you really turn down such a gift?

Especially as these vegetarian pitas are full of iron, important to keep you fresh and focused and prevent anemia. Also stocked with vitamin A and vitamin C, important for your immune system and a whole host of other benefits?

Didn’t think so…

Adding more protein to these Pita Bread Sandwiches

With 26 grams of protein per serving we got the protein level as high as it gets for a vegetarian version! Thank you, low-fat feta cheese and hummus!

Now, who says you can’t get enough protein on a vegetarian diet? Check out these compilations of high protein vegan and vegetarian lunch recipes for more ideas.

Also noteworthy: these pitas taste the best during summer. Why? Then tomatoes and cucumbers are in season and most flavorful (and cheapest, haha). Moreover, the vitamin and mineral content of these veggies are at their top game.

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These veggie pitas are filling too!

One review concluded that including legumes like chickpeas in the diet increased feelings of fullness after a meal by 31%. One more reason why hummus is one of the top dogs in the dip business.

You can use regular pitas, but we recommend going for whole-grain pitas as they are higher in fiber, which keeps you full for longer.

All together one serving provides you with 58% of your daily fiber intake (with whole-grain pita bread). That’s pretty deece!

A recipe being both high in protein and fiber is double greatness. Especially if you prefer to have these veggie pitas for lunch, it will keep you full until your next meal and help with appetite control.

Veggie vitamin power

Thanks to crispy onions, fresh tomatoes, juicy cucumbers, and the “Goddess of Greens” spinach, this pita bread fillings recipe is high in vitamins A and C.

Vitamin A is crucial for eye health and bone remodelling.

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that clears free radicals from your body and strengthens your immune system.

Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner?

This vegetarian pita recipe is the perfect easy-to-make lunch or snack. The sandwiches also pack well for work or school.

Either time of the day – enjoy!

What our readers are saying

Really good balance of ingredients and flavours, perfect with some black olives.
Thanks for the idea!

Marcus ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I tried this and it is absolutely delicious! In fact one of the simplest and most yummy recipe. Please keep sharing more such recipes and thanks for helping the vegetarian community with such lovely recipes.

Ami Vora ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Hi, really good:) thanks for the recipe! It turned out I didn’t have spinach but even without it tastes nice

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Greek Pitas
4.87 from 22 votes
Greek Pitas Recipe. Ready in 10 minutes. High in vitamin A, C and iron. Bursting out with delicious ingredients, perfect as a snack or healthy meal.
Cuisine:Greek
Prep Time:8 minutes
Cook Time:2 minutes
Total Time:10 minutes
Servings:2 (4 pitas in total)
Calories:573kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ red onion
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 3.5 oz low fat feta cheese (use regular if you prefer)
  • 4 pitas (we like wholegrain)
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 4 tbsp hummus (to spread)
  • ½ lemon (juiced)
  • 1 tbsp oregano, fresh (1 tbsp = 1 tsp dried)
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (dried cayenne also goes really well)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar (balsamic vinegar or any you have is also great!)
  • salt

Instructions

  • Chop the cucumber, tomatoes, onion, cheese and throw into bowl.
    ½ red onion, 1 small cucumber, 1 cup cherry tomatoes, 3.5 oz low fat feta cheese
  • Add the spinach.
    1 handful spinach

In a seperate bowl:

  • Squeeze in the lemon, olive oil and vinegar.
    ½ lemon, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • Add the oregano, pepper and salt.
    1 tbsp oregano, fresh, 1 tsp red pepper flakes, salt
  • Mix well and pour over salad. Give it a toss 😉
  • Toast the pitas, spread the hummus inside, and fill.
    4 tbsp hummus, 4 pitas
  • Enjoy!

NOTES

  • And don’t forget – be creative! Add whatever you fancy, or whatever leftovers you have. Olives, sweetcorn and bell peppers all work really well.
  • Recipe adapted from Cookie Monster Cooking. All props to Ashley! Awesome recipe 🙂
  • Please note our nutritional data includes low fat feta and wholegrain pitas.
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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Greek Pitas
Amount per Serving
Calories
573
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
19
g
29
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
7
g
Cholesterol
 
27
mg
9
%
Sodium
 
1063
mg
46
%
Potassium
 
836
mg
24
%
Carbohydrates
 
84
g
28
%
Fiber
 
13
g
54
%
Sugar
 
11
g
12
%
Protein
 
27
g
54
%
Vitamin A
 
2233
IU
45
%
Vitamin C
 
42
mg
51
%
Calcium
 
129
mg
13
%
Iron
 
7
mg
39
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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A quick note regarding the nutrition label: one serving is one filled pita.

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19 comments
  1. THIS SOUNDS DIVINE! Thank you!

    1. This is amazing for quick healthy lunch ..Thank you for sharing the recipe …

  2. Yay! So glad to hear you enjoyed them!! 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    Really good balance of ingredients and flavours, perfect with some black olives.
    Thanks for the idea!

    1. You’re welcome, Marcus! Glad to have helped. I love this recipe, even after three years it still gets eaten in this household almost every week!

      1. 4 stars
        Very helpful and easy recipes

        1. Thanks! Glad you like them 🙂

  4. Are you planning to put out an app for iPhones? I just found you and am obsessed! I’ve been a vegetarian my entire life and am always looking for new realistic recipes for everyday life. You’re all awesome! Thank you!!

    1. Hi Beth! We are indeed – it’s in development, just taking a little longer than expected. We’ll certainly announce it when it’s ready! We’re really pleased to have us with you too, thank you for the kind words!

  5. 5 stars
    I tried this and it is absolutely delicious! In fact one of the simplest and most yummy recipe. Please keep sharing more such recipes and thanks for helping the vegetarian community with such lovely recipes.

    1. Awesome to hear, Ami! I love this one too, it’s been on rotation in our meals plans ever since we first tried it. We’ll keep sharing and help where we can :). Thanks too!

  6. Hi, really good:) thanks for the recipe! It turned out I didn’t have spinach but even without it tastes nice

    1. Haha yes, I sometimes secretely eat it without spinach, too. I’m really glad you enjoyed it as well!

  7. 5 stars
    Love this quick recipe and so tasty Thankyou

  8. 5 stars
    Fantastic recipe, instant favourite. Couple of pro-tips:

    1: You do NOT need the vinegar and lemon; either on their own is more than enough and adding both just gives a sour flavour that overpowers everything.
    2: Add the spinach and dressing to your bowl first and crush it down with a wooden spoon, or whatever you’re stirring the salad with, to reduce the volume, and GENTLY stir in the feta LAST. If you stir everything indiscriminately you either get big spinach leaves poking out everywhere or tiny fragments of feta mixed in with the dressing. No bueno.

    Other than this is one to convince your meat eating friends veggie lunches can be delicious and filling; it’s that good. Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Wow, these are pro tips indeed! I hope Dave sees this, because he makes them regularly! Will let him know. Thank you Dylan!!

  9. Hi, Can this be made the night before? Thanks

    1. Hi Suhaya, hmm, partly I’d say. The filling, yes definitely. But I wouldn’t fill them the night before, the pitas will soak too much liquid.

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