Vegetarian Middle Eastern Pita Wrap

This vegetarian Middle Eastern pita wrap takes a classic Lebanese salad, some hummus, and yogurt sauce wrapped in pita to create a delicious vegetarian meal.

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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 food every day of my life. We eat a lot of Lebanese food for dinner in our house, but I like to include it in my meal plans for lunch as well. As much as I love protein, sometimes I want a vegetarian dish to keep things simple. Today’s Vegetarian Middle Eastern Pita Wrap is inspired by a local pita shop famous for their gyros and delicious toppings bar offering cucumber sauce, baba ganoush, feta cheese, and more. But I figure, why not enjoy a similar dish from the comfort of home!


  • Pita: A flat bread that is frequently used for wraps and sandwiches.
  • Hummus: A delicious middle eastern dip made with chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, and pine nuts. It can also be flavored with garlic and other spices.
  • Tomatoes: Juicy, acidic, and slightly sweet, tomatoes pair great with cucumber in the simple salad.
  • Cucumber: Used in the salad and the yogurt sauce, it adds fresh somewhat sweet flavor.
  • Za’atar: A popular spice used in many Middle Eastern cuisines.
  • Olive oil: Heart healthy oil that helps to dress the cucumber and tomato salad.
  • Lemon juice: Adds bright, citrusy flavor to the salad and yogurt sauce.
  • Yogurt: To make the creamy, tangy sauce, make sure you use only plain yogurt or the flavor will be off. You can use regular or Greek yogurt.
  • Dried mint: I typically only use dried mint in my yogurt sauce, as it has a different flavor profile than fresh mint.
  • Garlic: Adds a nutty, pungent taste to the yogurt sauce and the pita wrap.

How to Make Vegetarian Middle Eastern Pita Wrap

Cutting cucumber

Start your vegetarian Middle Eastern pita wrap by preparing your vegetables by dicing your tomatoes and cucumber.

Adding yogurt to cucumbers

Then make your cucumber yogurt sauce by taking half of the cucumber and mixing it with the plain yogurt.

Adding mint to yogurt sauce

Then add the dried mint and lemon juice to the bowl.

Grating garlic into bowl 1

Finish by using a microplane to grate the garlic clove into the sauce.

Stirring cucumber yogurt sauce

Stir until fully combined, and then chill in the fridge.

Dressing salad with olive oil

Then take the other half of the cucumber and toss it with the tomatoes, drizzled with some olive oil.

Adding herbs to lebanese salad

Sprinkle the salad with the za’atar and some salt and pepper.

Adding lemon juice to salad

Then add in the rest of the lemon juice and toss until evenly coated.

Spreading hummus on pita

Then take your pita bread and spread it with some hummus.

Spreading cucumber yogurt sauce on pita

Top the hummus with some of the cucumber yogurt sauce (laban).

Spreading vegetable salad in pita

Finish the pita off with the tossed vegetable salad before wrapping it all up.

Vegetarian middle eastern pita wrap.

Serve and enjoy your vegetable Middle Eastern pita wrap!

Switch It Up

  • Add more veggies. The simple tomato and cucumber salad would be delicious with red onion or bell peppers added in as well.
  • Throw in some cheese. Some crumbled feta cheese would taste great with the rest of the ingredients, and add an extra zing.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is pita bread traditionally eaten with?

Pita bread is eaten will all sorts of things. Hummus, baba ganoush, and tzatziki are all commonly served with pita.

Are you supposed to toast pita bread?

When using it to make a wrap (like this recipe) it should not be toasted. However you can toast it if you want to dip it or use it in an appetizer.

Is Greek pita bread vegan?

Yes, most pita bread is made of just flour, yeast, and some salt, so totally vegan and vegetarian friendly.

Vegetarian middle eastern pita wrap

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Liz eating vegetarian middle eastern pita wrap.

For an easy, quick lunch or dinner, my Vegetarian Middle Eastern Pita Wrap comes together in under 10 minutes and will be sure to satisfy.

No fork required.

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Vegetarian Middle Eastern Pita Wrap

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This vegetarian middle eastern pita sandwich takes a classic Lebanese salad, some hummus, and yogurt sauce wrapped in pita to create a delicious vegetarian meal.
PREP: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 10 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 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


  • 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.


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


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

30 thoughts on “Vegetarian Middle Eastern Pita Wrap”

  1. Liz, it looks delicious! I like how all of the ingredients are something I usually have on hand, making it a great pantry pull supper for a busy day. The only difference is that I prepare a tzatziki sauce with Greek yogurt instead of hummus. Delectable! Thank you very much for the recipe!!

  2. 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!!

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  4. 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 :)

  5. 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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