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.
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
Start your vegetarian Middle Eastern pita wrap by preparing your vegetables by dicing your tomatoes and cucumber.
Then make your cucumber yogurt sauce by taking half of the cucumber and mixing it with the plain yogurt.
Then add the dried mint and lemon juice to the bowl.
Finish by using a microplane to grate the garlic clove into the sauce.
Stir until fully combined, and then chill in the fridge.
Then take the other half of the cucumber and toss it with the tomatoes, drizzled with some olive oil.
Sprinkle the salad with the za’atar and some salt and pepper.
Then add in the rest of the lemon juice and toss until evenly coated.
Then take your pita bread and spread it with some hummus.
Top the hummus with some of the cucumber yogurt sauce (laban).
Finish the pita off with the tossed vegetable salad before wrapping it all up.
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.
More Vegetarian Dishes
- M’Juddarah (Lentils, Rice, and Caramelized Onions)
- Wheat Berry Salad with Feta
- Lemony Lentil Soup with Spinach
- Lebanese Eggplant and Chicpea Stew
- Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili
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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.
Vegetarian Middle Eastern Pita Wrap
- 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.
30 thoughts on “Vegetarian Middle Eastern Pita Wrap”
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!!
So glad you’re able to use your pantry staples for this!
I love that so many of your recipes reuse the same ingredients! It makes it easy to meal plan and prep
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!!
Wow thank you so much – that really means the world to me!!! :-) Thank you!!
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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!!
Oh, this looks and sounds amazing! There is a lebanese restaurant near my parents house and I try to go every time I’m visiting – now I can just re-create at home! :)
Oh I hope you like it!! It’s one of our favorite easy lunches and the little man loves it. :)
My mouth is watering! I can’t wait to start expanding my Middle Eastern palette! And healthy, to boot! :) xoxo
This looks so good to me! Why do I always browse your recipes when I’m starving to death??!!! :)
This looks fabulous! I love to make pita pocket sandwiches. I have a baked falafel recipe that I need to publish ;)
I would love to see that recipe!!!!
I love sandwiches like this, Liz! Move a little closer to NYC, will ya?!
Same here!!! Twist my arm… I’ll move to NYC. (I WISH!) :)
All of the foods I love!!! We think alike :)
Same here!!! I could eat this every day. ;-)
I’ve decided that whenever my Syrian MIL comes to visit, I will only cook from your blog! :) I love your version of this pita wrap. Yum yum!!
Aww you are so sweet!! Make her do the cooking!! I bet she has some amazing recipes!!!
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 :)
That’s too funny!!! I love Sami’s but I always seem to overdo it. ;-)
I made hummus today and thought of you lol
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!
You must make this- so healthy and satisfying!!
this looks SO good! We love middle eastern food…sometimes, i just eat hummus on a spoon, nothing else. so good.
Same here!! We go through so much hummus it’s embarrassing. Sometimes I even eat it on toast. ;-)
YUM! This is the type of food that I can eat every single day as well and never get sick of. Along with Asian soup or noodle dishes ;).
You and me both sista!! Craving noodle soup right now!
I could eat this pita sandwich for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! It looks so healthy and delicious!! Can’t wait to dig in.
Same here!! Make extra of the fillings – hummus and cucumber sauce are really tasty with grilled meats of any kind!