Middle Eastern Vegetarian Pita Sandwich

Middle Eastern Vegetable Pita Sandwich
Middle Eastern Vegetable Pita Sandwich. Grilled Cheese Social
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  • 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 chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 tbsp grated red onion
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • the juice from half lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp water - or more to thin out sauce
  • For The Tabbouleh:
  • 1 cup cooked bulgur wheat
  • 2 tbsp chopped scallions
  • 1 bunch parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped mint
  • 2 tbsp chopped tomato
  • 2 tbsp chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • the juice from 1/2 - 1 whole lemon (adjust to taste)
  • For The Sandwich:
  • 1 pita
  • 2 tbsp tzatziki
  • 1/4 cup lettuce
  • 2 tbsp halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 tbsp chopped red onion
  • 2 tbsp tabbouleh
  • 1-2 tbsp feta cheese
  • a few mint leaves
  • a few parsley leaves
  • a few sprigs of dill

Steps to Make It

 FOR THE TZATZIKI

  1. 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. Stir to combine all the ingredients completely.

  2.  If the sauce is too thick, add 1/2 tablespoon of water at a time until desired texture is reached.

FOR THE TABBOULEH

  1. 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.

  2. FYI: The flavor will get better as it sits so be sure to let it rest for at least 30 minutes before serving. 

FOR THE SANDWICH

  1. Heat the pita in a microwave or in a saute pan on the stove 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.