Middle Eastern Vegetarian 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 tablespoons cucumber (chopped)
  • 1/2 tablespoon red onion (grated)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint (chopped)
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh dill (chopped)
  • 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 scallions (chopped)
  • 1 bunch parsley (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons mint (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons cucumber (chopped)
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 to 1 whole lemon (juiced, adjust to taste)
  • For The Sandwich:
  • 1 pita
  • 2 tablespoons tzatziki
  • 1/4 cup lettuce
  • 2 tablespoons cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 1/2 tablespoon red onion (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons tabbouleh
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons 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 vegetarian pita dish is broken down into workable categories to help you better plan for preparation and cooking.

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.

Tip

  • The flavor of the tabbouleh 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.

  2. Add tzatziki to the center and top with lettuce, cherry tomatoes, red onion, tabbouleh, feta cheese, mint, parsley, and dill. Serve immediately. 

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