Middle Eastern Vegetarian 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)
605 Calories
9g Fat
108g Carbs
21g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 605
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 1332mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 108g 39%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 20mg 98%
Calcium 321mg 25%
Iron 7mg 41%
Potassium 489mg 10%
*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 choppedfresh dill

  • 3/4 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice, from 1/2 lemon

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Salt, to taste

  • 1 tablespoon water, or more as needed

For the Tabbouleh:

  • 1 cup cooked bulgur wheat

  • 2 tablespoons chopped scallions

  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

  • 2 tablespoons chopped tomato

  • 2 tablespoons chopped cucumber

  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3/4 to 1 3/4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, from 1/2 to 1 lemon, to taste

For the Sandwich:

  • 1 pita

  • 2 tablespoons tzatziki sauce

  • 1/4 cup lettuce

  • 2 tablespoons cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped red onion

  • 2 tablespoons tabbouleh

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons feta cheese

  • Fresh mint leaves, to taste

  • Fresh parsley leaves, to taste

  • Fresh dill sprigs, 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.