Vegetarian Greek Pitas – Summer-Loving | Ready in 10 Mins
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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!
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.
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.Marcus ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Thanks for the idea!
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 niceDessislava.email@example.com
- 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!)
- 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
- 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.
A quick note regarding the nutrition label: one serving is one filled pita.