Greek Pitas (10 Min, Vegetarian)

Lovely Greek Pitas, ready in 10 minutes, high in vitamin A, C and iron | hurrythefoodup.com

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 they’re full of iron, important to keep you fresh and focused (1). And stocked with vitamin A and vitamin C, important for your immune system and a whole host of other benefits?

Didn’t think so…

If you prefer watching over reading, check out the recipe in the video below.

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Greek Pitas (Summer-Loving)

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.

Course Mains, Salads
Cuisine Greek, Vegetarian
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 pitas
Calories 343 kcal
Author HurryTheFoodUp

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Chop the cucumber, tomatoes, onion, cheese and throw into bowl.
  2. Add the spinach.

In a seperate bowl:

  1. Squeeze in the lemon, olive oil and vinegar.

  2. Add the oregano, pepper and salt.

  3. Mix well and pour over salad. Give it a toss 😉
  4. Toast the pitas, spread the hummus inside, and fill.
  5. Enjoy!

Recipe 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 🙂

Nutrition Facts
Greek Pitas (Summer-Loving)
Amount Per Serving (265 g)
Calories 343 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 4.8g 24%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 697mg 29%
Potassium 455mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 7.8g 31%
Sugars 2.5g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 30%
Vitamin C 27%
Calcium 7%
Iron 30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

A quick note regarding the nutrition label: one serving is one filled pita.

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9 comments

  1. THIS SOUNDS DIVINE! Thank you!

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

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

    • 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!

  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!!

    • 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. 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.

    • 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!

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