Vegetarian Middle Eastern Pita Wrap

Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes

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!

Ingredients

  • 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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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
Servings1

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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30 responses to “Vegetarian Middle Eastern Pita Wrap”

  1. Lucy Daniel Avatar
    Lucy Daniel

    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!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      So glad you’re able to use your pantry staples for this!

  2. Aidyn Avatar
    Aidyn

    I love that so many of your recipes reuse the same ingredients! It makes it easy to meal plan and prep
    Thank you

  3. KC Avatar
    KC

    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!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Wow thank you so much – that really means the world to me!!! :-) Thank you!!

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    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. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      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!!

  5. megan @ whatmegansmaking Avatar
    megan @ whatmegansmaking

    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! :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oh I hope you like it!! It’s one of our favorite easy lunches and the little man loves it. :)

  6. Katie | The Hill Country Cook Avatar
    Katie | The Hill Country Cook

    My mouth is watering! I can’t wait to start expanding my Middle Eastern palette! And healthy, to boot! :) xoxo

  7. Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} Avatar
    Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking}

    This looks so good to me! Why do I always browse your recipes when I’m starving to death??!!! :)

  8. addie | culicurious Avatar
    addie | culicurious

    This looks fabulous! I love to make pita pocket sandwiches. I have a baked falafel recipe that I need to publish ;)

    1. The Lemon Bowl Avatar
      The Lemon Bowl

      I would love to see that recipe!!!!

  9. Ashley - Baker by Nature Avatar
    Ashley – Baker by Nature

    I love sandwiches like this, Liz! Move a little closer to NYC, will ya?!

    1. The Lemon Bowl Avatar
      The Lemon Bowl

      Same here!!! Twist my arm… I’ll move to NYC. (I WISH!) :)

  10. Julia Avatar
    Julia

    All of the foods I love!!! We think alike :)

    1. The Lemon Bowl Avatar
      The Lemon Bowl

      Same here!!! I could eat this every day. ;-)

  11. Nikki @Pennies on a Platter Avatar
    Nikki @Pennies on a Platter

    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!!

    1. The Lemon Bowl Avatar
      The Lemon Bowl

      Aww you are so sweet!! Make her do the cooking!! I bet she has some amazing recipes!!!

  12. Liz DV Avatar
    Liz DV

    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 :)

    1. The Lemon Bowl Avatar
      The Lemon Bowl

      That’s too funny!!! I love Sami’s but I always seem to overdo it. ;-)

  13. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen Avatar
    Katrina @ In Katrina’s Kitchen

    I made hummus today and thought of you lol

  14. EA-The Spicy RD Avatar
    EA-The Spicy RD

    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!

    1. The Lemon Bowl Avatar
      The Lemon Bowl

      You must make this- so healthy and satisfying!!

  15. brandi Avatar
    brandi

    this looks SO good! We love middle eastern food…sometimes, i just eat hummus on a spoon, nothing else. so good.

    1. The Lemon Bowl Avatar
      The Lemon Bowl

      Same here!! We go through so much hummus it’s embarrassing. Sometimes I even eat it on toast. ;-)

  16. Alyssa (Everyday Maven) Avatar
    Alyssa (Everyday Maven)

    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 ;).

    1. The Lemon Bowl Avatar
      The Lemon Bowl

      You and me both sista!! Craving noodle soup right now!

  17. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain Avatar
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain

    I could eat this pita sandwich for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! It looks so healthy and delicious!! Can’t wait to dig in.

    1. The Lemon Bowl Avatar
      The Lemon Bowl

      Same here!! Make extra of the fillings – hummus and cucumber sauce are really tasty with grilled meats of any kind!

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