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Pita - Another kind of Sandwich

Updated on October 6, 2015

Fast n' Good

This is one of those things you can 'cook' quick and easy in between work, college, kids and more.

Apparently the round and flat bread, while still relatively new to Europe and America, is a Mediterranean-, Middle Eastern-, and Balkan- favorite. I knew the flat bread from the Turkish I grew up with (wonderful cooks; geniuses with Lamb!) and later from some of the Greek foods I had enjoyed. But it is also used in the Balkan, Arabian Peninsula and the Levant (Syria, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, etc.).

It kind of has a need fixture: The pocket. It is created by steam puffing it up and makes stuffing it so much easier. When it cools, you get your pocket!

While Pita is the western name for 'Khubs', a Arabian 'ordinary' bread, there is nothing ordinary about it! A few simple ingredients can make it a killer food!


Fresh Garden Vegetable Stuffed Pita

The ingredients you will need are:

- Pita bread
- Romano lettuce mix
- Broccoli slaw (shredded broccoli with ranch dressing)
- Relish mix
- Ranch dressing

You can either mix everything and stuff the sliced open Pita bread with it or fill the Pita with the vegetables and add the dressing at the end.
You can garnish with a few cheese, ham, or turkey cubes.


Chicken n' Ranch Pita

For this Pita you will need:

- Pita bread
- Lettuce mix
- Broccoli slaw
- Chicken cubes (cooked or browned)
- Ranch dressing

Same method: Either mix it up and stuff the Pita or add the veggies/chicken and then your dressing.


A Greek Stuffed Pita

After seeing the picture I am almost questioning my version, but here it is:

- Pita bread
- Lettuce mix (romano lettuce, red cabbish, grated carrots)
- Relish mix (cucumber, tomato, red onions)
- Feta cheese
- Caesar dressing (I tried it with Greek dressing and loved it!)

Mix and stuff or stuff and 'dress up'. Great garnish would be some fresh herbs, Feta cheese cubes and tomato dices.

Can't find it? Just make your own!
Can't find it? Just make your own! | Source

Chicken n' Caesar Pita

A more Italian version of Stuffed Pita:

- Pita bread
- Chicken cubes (cooked or browned)
- Lettuce mix
- Parmesano
- Caesar dressing

Mix and stuff or stuff and 'dress up'. Garnish with fresh green herbs, olives, some Prosciutto slices and a good glass of wine.

You can season them with all kinds of goodies!
You can season them with all kinds of goodies! | Source

My own Tex-Mex Pita

You this had to come: The kicked up Tex-Mex Pita!

- Pita bread
- Chicken cubes, turkey cubes or pork cubes fried in the skillet and seasoned with Taco seasoning
- Bell peppers in all colors
- Cooked black beans (the tiny ones)
- Mexican cheese mix (coarsely shredded)
- Diced jalapenos or other spicy peppers
- Sweet corn
- Diced red onions
- Diced green onions
- A Tex-Mex inspired dressing like the roasted tomato or something like that

I prefer to mix it all up rather than stuffing and 'dressing up'. Makes for a more even flavor!


Chicken Pita Bread with Hummus


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    • jojokaya profile image

      jojokaya 6 years ago from USA

      Great hub about Pita. We love pocket sandwich. Voted up

    • picklesandrufus profile image

      picklesandrufus 6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      YUMMYYYYYY! I love pocket pitas. Haven't tried the tex mex

    • kayha profile image

      kayha 6 years ago

      Pita bread is so versatile. You can eat almost anything with it.

    • WillStarr profile image

      WillStarr 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      My wife loves anything that employs pita bread.