Middle Eastern Vegetable Pita Sandwich

Middle Eastern Vegetable Pita Sandwich
Grilled Cheese Social
Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 30 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 wrap
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
1189 Calories
33g Fat
180g Carbs
56g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 1189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 2082mg 91%
Total Carbohydrate 180g 65%
Dietary Fiber 24g 85%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 56g
Vitamin C 287mg 1,434%
Calcium 830mg 64%
Iron 19mg 106%
Potassium 2048mg 44%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This Middle Eastern vegetarian pita sandwich is stuffed with homemade tzatziki, homemade tabbouleh, feta cheese, fresh vegetables and a lot of fresh herbs. Craving something with a little bit of heat? Try this spicy Middle Eastern hot sauce made with harissa, garlic and tomato paste. 

Ingredients

For the Tzatziki Sauce:

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons chopped cucumber

  • 1/2 tablespoon grated red onion

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint

  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Salt, to taste

  • 1 tablespoon water, or more to thin out sauce

For the Tabbouleh:

  • 1 cup cooked bulgur wheat

  • 2 tablespoons chopped scallions

  • 1 bunch parsley, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

  • 2 tablespoons chopped tomato

  • 2 tablespoons chopped cucumber

  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/2 to 1 lemon, juiced, to taste

For the Sandwich:

  • 1 large pita

  • 2 tablespoons tzatziki

  • 1/4 cup lettuce

  • 2 tablespoons halved cherry tomatoes

  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped red onion

  • 2 tablespoons tabbouleh

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons feta cheese

  • Mint leaves, to taste

  • Parsley leaves, to taste

  • Sprigs dill, to taste

Steps to Make It

For the Tzatziki

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl add greek yogurt, chopped cucumber, grated red onion, chopped fresh mint, chopped fresh dill, the juice from half lemon, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and salt. If the sauce is too thick, add 1/2 tablespoon of water at a time until desired thinness is reached.

For the Tabbouleh

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Add bulgur wheat, scallions, parsley, mint, tomato, cucumber, olive oil and lemon juice (starting with half a lemon) to a small bowl and mix. Salt to taste.

For the Sandwich

  1. Heat the pita until it's soft and pliable. Add tzatziki to the center and top with lettuce, cherry tomatoes, red onion, tabbouleh, feta cheese, mint, parsley, and dill. Serve immediately. 

Tip

  • The flavor will get better as the tabbouleh sits, so be sure to let it rest for at least 30 minutes before serving.