Pita breads are by far one of the best inventions. Sure, normal bread is good too, but pita is amazing, it can be much more than just a type of bread. It is so versatile, you can make it into so many things and incorporate it into so many different types of meals.
This round flatbread serves so many purposes, and today we will share a selection of those purposes with you.
Let’s get to it !
The Italian cuisine meets the Greek cuisine in this to bring you pita bread and pizza combined. Slathered in hummus and with a topping of salad made from olives, tomatoes, feta cheese, olive oil and a delicious vinaigrette, it is heavenly.
This is a beautiful mixture of healthiness and meat-free food, suitable for vegetarians, or pescetarians.
Many of us love Italian food, and many also love Greek cuisine, why not combine them for heaven on earth?
This dish will taste as though it was made at a restaurant, no matter who has cooked it. It’s delicious through and through from the roasted veg to the tasteful pita.
It comes with zucchini, chickpeas, and squash, each seasoned carefully with paprika and cayenne. The sauce is also like something from another world too, blended thickly with tomatoes, roasted red peppers, bread, almonds, red wine vinegar and romesco sauce, what could be better?
If you are bored with having the standard breakfast then this could be something to be excited about. It is especially suitable for you if you enjoy eggs, as it is filled to the brim with scrambled eggs!
It might seem plain, but hold on! It is mixed with cheddar cheese, green onions, Greek yogurt, black beans, and salsa, all to make the scrambled eggs into a tasteful work of art.
It might be a vegetarian dish, but it really is suitable for everyone.
Pita pockets are one of the best inventions ever thought up. This one is quite something itself. It is a wonderful mixture of BBQ chicken, crunchy veg, and perfectly crumbly feta.
It is chock-a-block with nutrition as well, packed with veg, fats, proteins and starch, it is incredibly nourishing. Not to mention, delicious in texture and flavor. You’ll never want BBQ chicken any other way again.
Caesar salad is without any shadow of a doubt the world’s favorite salad. But, it is even better when it is served in a pita bread! Stuff that delicious salad into a toasty pita to make yourself the perfect lunch!
The chicken from a Caesar salad goes perfectly, and the dressing itself is incredible. Mix in the Parmesan cheese and the coated lettuce, and you have bingo!
Nachos are great, don’t get me wrong, but they can get a bit boring after a while. So, why not reinvent it?
Change it up, get some crunchy pita chips and lather them in olives, cucumber, feta, sun-dried tomatoes, chickpeas, and some banana peppers. Dip into some tzatziki and hummus to finish.
It is so easy to make pita into chips as well, slice them up into triangles and jam them in the oven and wait!
This meal is both wholesome and tasty, it makes for a great meal to rotate through your week in the spring and summer months. Whole wheat pitas are best for this, as you fill them with a chicken salad that is dressed with a gorgeous vinaigrette.
It is both healthy and tasty, but it is also a good meal if you have leftover chicken!
Another super healthy option. Pack your pita pocket with chickpeas, fresh dill, cucumber, and sweet potatoes. Add a bit of spice with harissa powder. This is an African seasoning that contains coriander, cayenne peppers, chili peppers, and paprika.
This is the option for those who can handle quite a bit of heat, but they do make a great choice, cold or hot!
If you like pita and like your veg, this is the one for you. Even the kids will love it. It is a medley of color thanks to the veg, and you can fill it with cucumber, lettuce, spinach, or whatever else.
However, the kids won’t love them for this, it’s the savory but rich cream cheese spread that you lather it in they will love.
It might not be the first thing you think of when you look at some pita bread, but you could be making pita chips. It is also extremely easy to do so as well!
The best thing about pita chips is that they are just as versatile as pita bread is itself. You could use it to dunk in dips, as nachos, to enhance a hummus based dish, or even just as a healthy snack! There are endless opportunities.
These are little mini pizzas, brushed over with olive oil and topped off with Parmesan and arugula. There is little more to it than this really, it is so simple and so easy, and only takes a measly 15 minutes to make as well!
The sound of having leafy greens on a pizza is not everyone’s cup of tea, but it is great, and you shouldn’t deny it til you try it!
This is another pizza pita, it is an incredible combination of flavors, with salty tangs, sweet tangs, and savory flavors. But what’s best is it is nutritious and vegetarian as well.
You can include a variety of toppings, but we recommend onions, broccoli, sweet potatoes, mozzarella, BBQ sauce and so on.
It is brimming with color, and it tastes just as good as it looks. For this pizza pita, you should judge a book by its cover.
These pinwheels are not some weird food reference to Arabian Nights or Aladdin. They are not served on a flying carpet either, but they do taste incredible. They are filled with Tabbouleh salad, hummus and lettuce.
You probably have not heard of that before, this is a Levantine salad made up of burglar, mint, parsley, onions, tomatoes, and dressed with lemon juice, salt, pepper, and olive oil.
It is easy enough to make, although you can buy them in stores too.
Tacos are awesome, Mediterranean food is amazing, combine the two, and you have this. They are really light and very fresh. You could easily eat tonnes in one sitting. Thank goodness they’re good for you right!
They are filled with grilled chicken, sweet onions, crunchy cucumbers, with lime sauce, and with Roma tomatoes. They win first prize in health and flavor. They are also easily made so, for the busy bee, it’s a win!
15. Quick Pita Pizza
We’ve spoken about pita pizzas a little already, but if you want something made up and ready to eat in less than an hour, this is for you.
They are sweet with caramelized onions, savory thanks to goat cheese, and tasteful with roasted cherry tomatoes. It is simple, but exploding with flavor.
Serve these up for breakfast if you want a change! You can’t say no to these. You smother them over with a ricotta cheese and load them with sweet raspberry preserves, juice peaches, and fresh blueberries.
They are perfect for the summer, when any other breakfast is a bit too much. Elegant, and seemingly complex, it is actually simple enough to put together in only 15 minutes! We will take 12!
A traditional quesadilla is usually made with tortilla, but try a pita if you are feeling adventurous. Add a middle eastern mix to this Tex-Mex style meal.
Make these quesadillas with cheddar and Monterey jack cheese, and some tomatoes, salsa, and jalapeños to finish. Then top it off with garlic powder, cheese, cilantro, and finally you will have a fascinating delicious quesadilla nacho dish!
Who doesn’t love hummus? These pitas are stuffed with hummus, but also feta, carrots, radish, and leafy greens. They are full of flavor, color, and they are fantastically crunchy too!
It is light and refreshing, but also hearty and leaves your stomach very happy. You can serve one of these on its own as its own meal, and not have to worry about anything else.
The Italians really know what they are doing with their cuisine don’t they? Here we have an Italian sausage and some bell peppers, stuff them inside some pita pockets and done.
An easy but tasty snack that really satisfies hunger and the taste buds. It is also quite healthy, especially if you use whole wheat pitas, and fresh veg, it can be a perfect answer to snack boredom, and a hunger for something a little different.
20. Gyro Meat
Gyro meat is a classic Mediterranean dish, but here you do not need to be local, or take a cooking class to make it. Actually gyro is not far off from meatloaf, you just use lamb instead of beef.
When you have baked it, slice the lamb nice and thin and top it off on your pita bread. Add on some sliced onions, tzatziki, and tomatoes. Voilà!
Middle East, meet the West with this tasty treat. Make up a chicken fajita and stuff them into… A pita pocket! Now, we are combining cuisines here.
This way of making a fajita includes a mixture of chicken, bell peppers, and onions, add in some seasoning, and the dish is amazing. But then you stuff it all into a pita pocket! This is how you give it a tender and crispy outer shell that makes it ideal for a snack on the move.
Ever heard of a layered Greek dip? No. You’re in for a treat, this gives a typical 7-layer dip a spin on the Mediterranean side of things. It is layered with hummus, cucumber, tomato, garlic cream cheese, feta, kalamata olives, and green onions.
With such a mix of flavors and textures, it does differ, but it is even more epic. Also, it is just much healthier too. Dip away!
Combine spinach, melting cheese, and tomatoes to make yourself a very colorful, bright, and tasty grilled cheese pita pocket. The gooey cheese keeps all the ingredients held tightly together, which gives you the tastiest bite ever.
It is something a little different, although it is down the same route as the rest of our pita pizza options, this one is the most suitable for those who really love a stringy, gooey cheese.
Enjoy ground beef and melting cheese? So do we, that’s why we love this one! A mixture of ground beef and melting cheese makes for the ideal combination. But we already know that any dish where these two meats are going to be golden.
Pita pizzas are already amazing as we know, but top this one off with cheese, ground beef, onions, peppers, and slices of avocado it is both healthy and mouth-watering.
Turkey meat is not always a favorite but in this dish you mix it with cucumber, tomatoes, lettuce, and onions. Drizzle over a tzatziki sauce and wrap it all up in a soft pita bread.
Gyros are great as they are, but this take on them is hot to trot and will slam a series of flavors right into your taste buds, Mediterranean style, while staying healthy!
Are you a seafood fan? Nothing quite beats a plump and sweet shrimp, does it? Oh, wait, what about sweet plump shrimp marinated in garlic, lemon, mint and oregano and grilled just right.
It already sounds great, doesn’t it? But now you tuck the shrimp into a pita pocket that is already filled with cucumber, lettuce, bell peppers, tzatziki, and tomatoes. It is the perfect summer dish to fill up your tummy, while also refreshing you.
27. Greek Pork Pitas
If you love pork, this one’s for you. You want this pork to be flavorful, tender and shredded nicely. Season the pork shoulder with onions, salt, onion powder, oregano, and garlic, and slow cook it for 10 hours.
Then, accompany the pork with parsley, lettuce, red onions, fed crumbles, sun-dried tomatoes, and tzatziki all stuffed neatly into a perfect pita pocket!
Shawarma is an all-time favorite of many, there is something that people just love about meat and veg wrapped up in pita and paired with tahini. But, this makes it healthier, using chicken, and making it yourself!
Season the chicken with cumin, coriander, paprika, turmeric, garlic powder, cayenne, and cloves. Remember, just because it hasn’t got beef in it, doesn’t mean it is not delicious.
Beef shawarma is all the rage, it gives you that happy feeling in your tummy. It is the type of wrap that you can enjoy all day long and will never tire of.
However, most of us do not think we will be able to make it at home. We were wrong. It is actually so easy, and if you love shawarma, it will be a game changer for you!
30. Veg Pitawurst
Even if you are not a fan of plant-based meat, we still recommend giving this one a try. Pitawurst is something quite delicious. Paired up with bell pepper, sauerkraut, sour cream, onions, and mustard, as a pita pocket for vegetarians, this uniquely flavorful dish has come by to blow your mind.
You do not need meat to make a pita great, all you need is a bit of creativity, and whatever is in your fridge and this works!
Chicken is one of the healthiest meats if eaten the right way, and avocados are notoriously good for you. So, why wouldn’t you want to combine them into a pita pocket and enjoy it for a gentle lunch?
It is perfect for workdays and is so easy to make, taking mere minutes to make and filled with plenty of flavor, from the main chicken, and avocado ingredients to including Swiss cheese, cilantro, and Greek yogurt, it is the perfect combination!
The name says it all really, bar one thing, add in a yogurt sauce. Cucumbers are so fresh it makes for a perfect summer day when your mouth needs waking up.
Slices perfectly they will provide the perfect crunch, and with chicken cooked well you will get the tender juiciness of the meat. Add in a cucumber-yogurt sauce, and you are golden with a refreshing pita sandwich fit for a king!
Using pita pockets is an easier way to make a tasty sandwich, and it’s healthier too. Pita is much less calorie dense than a loaf of bread, and so why not improve your health by pairing up a pita pocket with some grilled chicken and a lemon based chopped salad.
It makes you the perfect easy lunch, or even a light dinner.
Frequently Asked Questions
Want to know more? We’ve got you covered, plenty of people have questions about pita bread, and we have the answers!
Pita bread has a low calorie count, meaning that as a bread it is better for weight loss. It is also a healthy source of vitamins, fats, carbohydrates, and minerals. It also even provides protein!
The best pita bread to eat is whole-grain pita. Whole-wheat flour will have more vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber, and antioxidants.
Pita is one of the healthiest breads, and hummus has been known to be healthy for years. It is made from chickpeas and is very rich in many nutrients!