Middle Eastern Vegetable Pita Sandwich

Middle Eastern Vegetable Pita Sandwich
Grilled Cheese Social
  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 wrap (serves 1)

 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 tbsp. cucumber (chopped)
  • 1/2 tbsp. red onion (grated)
  • 1 tbsp. fresh mint (chopped)
  • 1/2 tbsp. fresh dill (chopped)
  • 1/2 lemon (juiced)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp. water (or more to thin out sauce)
  • For the Tabbouleh:
  • 1 cup bulgur wheat (cooked)
  • 2 tbsp. scallions (chopped)
  • 1 bunch parsley (finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp. mint (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp. tomato (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp. cucumber (chopped)
  • 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 to 1 whole lemon (juiced, adjusting to taste)
  • For the Sandwich:
  • 1 pita
  • 2 tbsp. tzatziki
  • 1/4 cup lettuce
  • 2 tbsp. cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 1/2 tbsp. red onion (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp. tabbouleh
  • 1 to 2 tbsp. feta cheese
  • Mint leaves (to taste)
  • Parsley leaves (to taste)
  • Sprigs of dill (to taste)

Steps to Make It

Note: while there are multiple steps to this recipe, this pita dish is broken down into workable categories to help you better plan for preparation and assembly.

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.