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Vegetarian Middle Eastern Pita Sandwich

Classic Middle Eastern salads are folded into a pita to create a delicious and portable vegetarian meal.

Vegetarian Middle Eastern Pita Sandwich

Lemon, garlic and olive oil runs through my veins so it probably comes as no surprise when I tell you I could eat Middle Eastern/Lebanese/Syrian food every day of my life. In fact, we eat a traditional Lebanese salad just about every evening with dinner.

Syrian Salad The Lemon Bowl

Why buy salad dressing when you can use lemon juice,  garlic and olive oil? Of course, that’s how my mom dresses salad and the lemon doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Easy Hummus Recipe a traditional Lebanese appetizer dip recipe

Speaking of lemon, garlic and olive oil – have you made my hummus yet? I’m confident Bobby Flay will receive a secret packet regarding our Hummus Throw Down any day now.

Vegetarian Middle Eastern Pita Sandwich

Today’s Middle Eastern Pita Sandwich is inspired by a local pita shop famous for their gyros and delicious toppings bar offering cucumber sauce, baba ghannoush, feta and more. Since they never give you enough hummus, I decided to create my own vegetarian version.

Vegetarian Lebanese Pita Sandwich Recipe

For extra flavor and nutrition, I added a little chopped fattoush-style tomato salad and a creamy cucumber yogurt mint sauce. Boom.

Your pita bread is waiting.

Vegetarian Middle Eastern Pita Sandwich

Vegetarian Middle Eastern Pita Sandwich

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Classic Middle Eastern salads are folded into a pita to create a delicious and portable vegetarian meal.
PREP: 10 mins
TOTAL: 10 mins
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Servings: 1

Ingredients
 

  • 1 large pita
  • 2 tablespoons hummus
  • ½ cup diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup diced cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon za’atar
  • 1 teaspooon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ cup plain low fat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1 clove garlic (grated)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Lay pita flat and spread hummus along the middle leaving space at the edges.
  • In a small bowl, combine diced tomato with half of the cucumber (1/4 cup), za’tar, olive oil, half of the lemon juice (1 tablespooon) and salt/pepper to taste; spread on top of hummus in the pita.
  • To create cucumber yogurt sauce, combine remaining 1/4 cup cucumber, yogurt, dried mint, garlic and remaining 1 tablespoon of lemon juice in a small bowl. Season with salt/pepper to taste then drizzle on top of the tomato salad.
  • Roll pita into a wrap and slice in half to serve.

Notes

Another option is to serve the salads on a big platter and use pita bread for dipping instead of creating a sandwich.

Nutrition

Calories: 331kcalCarbohydrates: 51.1gProtein: 12.6gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1.8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7.2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 489mgFiber: 4.6gSugar: 10.3g
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Liz DellaCroce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families.

27 Comments

  1. I just wanted to tell you how much I just LOVE your website, your recipes and how you write about your dishes. You certainly have a way of really pumping me up to cook!!
    THANK YOU!

  2. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to mention that I’ve really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing for your rss feed and I am hoping you write once more soon!

    1. So glad you found my blog!! Glad you’re enjoying my blog posts. Are you getting my daily feeds? I post 3 new recipes a week but I know Feedly has been having issues so I just want to make sure you’re not subscribed on there. Let me know!!

  3. We love Sami’s, too. When we get to Eastown, we can never decide between Yesterdog and Sami’s! But your version will be much healthier for me :)

  4. Oh, man…I’m sorry I ate lunch already! This sandwich looks so delicious!!! I have found the Udi’s gluten-free pizza crust makes a great sub for pizza, so I will be making this soon for sure!

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