Looking for some new great Pita Recipes? You’ve come to the right place!
Those round little flatbread pockets popular in the Middle East and Mediterranean are so versatile, from breakfast to lunch and everything in between. That’s why we decided to put together this collection of 35 great recipes.
Here you’ll find classics like Greek gyros as well as some unique fusions like pita pizzas, pita tacos (pitacos!) and chicken tikka gyros. So dive in and find your new favorite recipes… it’s pita time!
1. How to Make Homemade Pita
Let’s learn how to make your own Pita bread before starting these yummy pita bread recipes. It’s so much easier that you would think. This easy recipe for homemade pita bread uses instant yeast and requires no kneading. The store brand pitas are no match to these fresh, warm pitas out of your oven in just a few minutes. Once you have them ready, there are endless pita recipes ideas coming your way…
2. Greek Flatbreads
These Greek Flatbreads can be your easy, quick and healthy snack or lunch. They’re topped with all the delicious Greek salad ingredients like Kalamata olives, tomatoes, green onions, and feta cheese. Such a simple delight. Munch on…
3. Sheet Pan Greek Nachos
Your nachos can be Greek, you know? Yes… of course, with a plateful of pitas. This pita nacho platter is loaded with chicken chunks, cucumber, olives, roasted red peppers, onion, feta and tzatziki sauce all atop crispy pita triangles. Now that would look so inviting to your crowd when you take it to the serving table straight from the oven.
4. Grab & Go Pita Bread Wraps
These easy pita bread recipes are great for grabbing on the go. Start with whole wheat pita bread, then choose one of six Mediterranean inspired toppings for a delicious and fresh meal. Lunches could be such fun and creative deliciousness.
5. How to Make Pita Pizza 3 Ways
Here’s how to make Pita Pizza 3 Ways – Veggie, Margherita and Tex-Mex. They’re so great for meal prep and make fantastic freezer meals. Making piazza out of pitas is one of the easiest brilliant ideas. All your favorite toppings on this pita bread pizza. Dig in…
6. Steak Gyros
Once you have pitas at home, they are the source for never ending different types of gyros. Here, the steak is grilled to perfection and piled high with a fresh cucumber feta salsa and lots of homemade tzatziki sauce. I bet you just can’t stop at just one.
7. Chicken Avocado Pita Sandwich
These Chicken Pita Sandwich pockets are a healthy and delicious lunch option. They’re filled with healthy and delicious ingredients, like avocado, chicken, tomatoes, and Greek yogurt. They’re packed full of nutrients, will keep you full during the day, and are easy to make. Suddenly your lunches will start looking mighty interesting, thanks to good old pita.
8. Crispy Pork Gyros
Delicious, tender and well seasoned pork packed in a pita along with lettuce, onions, tomatoes and tzatziki makes for a great tasting gyro. Make a big batch and have plenty for leftovers to cover all your lunches for a few days.
9. Fattoush Salad with Grilled Vegetables
This Mediterranean salad recipe is loaded with vegetables and pita pieces. Although traditional salad might not have grilled veggies, this recipe features grilled veggies which adds ton of flavor and looks great. Grilled Fattoush Salad is chunky veggies mixed with feta cheese, Kalamata olives and pieces of toasted pita, then tossed with a simple lemon vinaigrette. This salad would be so inviting for your next summer potluck.
10. Fried Eggs with Green Tahini & Pita
Need some change for your regular breakfast? Try your eggs on a pita. These Fried Eggs with Green Tahini and Pita are packed with spices and herbs and make a perfect breakfast, brunch or even easy weeknight dinner.
11. Lamb Gyros
These lamb gyros are perfect for lunch or dinner, or even as a super hefty snack. There is no wrong time to enjoy a delicious Greek gyro! Homemade gyros might seem intimidating. But guess what?! You absolutely can easily make fabulous lamb gyros at home. No vertical broiler required! Learn how to make this easy gyro hack and enjoy loads of pita gyro fun.
12. Chicken Shawarma
This Chicken Shawarma recipe is a must try for grilling season! The shawarma meat is marinated in aromatic spices, grilled, and tucked into a warm pita with crisp vegetables. Serve it with Greek salad and tzatzki sauce.
13. Greek Pita Tostadas
If you like your Mexican tostadas, try this new take on them… Greek Pita Tostadas! They’re super simple to make and require only minimal cooking. Crispy pita bread topped with red pepper hummus, cucumber and tomato salad and flavorful lemon garlic chicken all topped with creamy feta cheese. Now that is a brilliant pita recipe.
14. Beef Shawarma Sandwich
Beef Shawarma is classic Middle Eastern street food. Here, the beef is seasoned with an exotic shawarma spice mixture and cooked and wrapped in a pita along with crispy veggies. In no time, you are going to get addicted to all these foreign flavors.
15. Grilled Shrimp Pitas
Seafood can find its place into pitas. Try these Grilled Greek Shrimp Pitas! Plump, marinated grilled shrimp are tucked into a pita pockets stuffed with bright, fresh vegetables in this mouthwatering handheld meal that is perfect for the summertime! YUMMM…
16. Chicken Fajita Pita
Fajitas in pita? Why not ? Chicken, onions, and assorted bell peppers are perfectly flavored with a homemade fajita seasoning blend. You can cook this on a sheet pan in the oven or on the grill. Serve it in a pita along with fresh salsa, guacamole, sour cream, and shredded cheese. You are going to love these fajitas… pita style.
17. Chicken Gyros
This is a very easy make ahead meal prep idea. Here chicken is marinated in olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, thyme and paprika and grilled to tender perfection. Serve atop pita breads with the usual Greek affair.
Pita + Tacos = Pitacos… 🙂 Someone actually invented that term. Brilliant! It tastes awesome and is very satisfying and filling. These 30 minutes tacos are made with with pita bread all jam packed with spicy ground beef, beans and grated cheese. Get that platter ready for your next get together and let the fun begin.
19. Peri Peri Chicken Pitas
Nando’s style peri-peri chicken stuffed inside the pitas with all your favorite fillings, they are absolutely bursting with flavors. Make this delicious meal this weekend and wow your friends and family.
20. Cobb Salad Pita Pockets
Turn your favorite tasty cobb salad into a sandwich, with the help of pita bread. Chopped veggies along with cooked chicken, bacon, eggs, blue cheese in a light vinaigrette all rolled inside pita pockets. Hearty and delicious lunch or light healthy dinner.
21. Hawawshi – Ground Beef Stuffed Pitas
Hawawshi is a classic Egyptian dish. It is basically crispy pita bread stuffed with a seasoned minced meat mixture. It’s a super easy dinner idea that is also perfect for parties and get together.. It would be a great conversation meal.
22. Greek Chicken Meatball Gyros
These Greek chicken meatball gyros are packed full of fresh herbs and feta cheese and topped with creamy tzatziki sauce and crunchy vegetables. They are a fun twist to traditional gyros and chicken souvlaki. Perfcet contender for Greek night in your home.
23. Tuna and Chickpea Pita Pockets
Healthy, hearty tuna sandwiches. Flaky tuna and tender chick peas are coated with a bright and creamy, lemon herb dressing then added to whole wheat pita pockets along with fresh spinach and tomatoes. This one is for tuna lovers.
24. Egg Breakfast Pita with Feta and Spinach
Looking for a healthy breakfast sandwich? Look no further. Check out these tasty Egg Breakfast Pitas with Feta and Spinach. This healthy breakfast sandwich pairs scrambled eggs with fresh spinach, tangy feta cheese and a whole wheat pita. You can even add sliced avocado and tomatoes to boost more veggie power.
25. Grilled Cod Gyros
Want your fish in a pita? We have a great Mediterranean pita recipe with cod. A simple Mediterranean spice rub and an amazing lemon basil sauce takes this perfectly crispy, flaky fish to a new level of delicious! Wrap it in a warm pita with the usual Mediterranean add-ons.
26. Mini Pita Bread Pies
Make these pita bread hand pies. Here, homemade Greek pita bread dough is folded over a delicious feta cheese and red pepper stuffing. You will love these Greek savory flavors in your pie.
27. Hummus Veggies Pita Wraps
Great lunch option for meatless Mondays. This Pita Wrap with Hummus and Veggies is a healthy sandwich filled with protein-rich hummus and loads of fresh vegetables. Super easy and delicious. You won’t miss the meat today with this awesome veggie pita recipe.
28. Doner Kabab with Pita Bread
Doner Kebabs are a Turkish kebab recipe that’s healthy, juicy and bursting with exotic flavors from an easy marinade layered with hand-picked seasonings. You won’t need the rotating spits that they’re usually cooked on. You can grill or bake the these chicken kebabs on skewers to achieve the same irresistible juicy caramelized edges. Load them in pita with veggies along with hummus or tzatziki and you are all set.
29. Greek Gyro
Make your favorite American-style Greek gyros at home! This gyro meat recipe combines ground beef and lamb to get that distinctive flavor you find at Greek restaurants. The texture is meatloaf-style rather than restaurant-style, but the flavors are on point. Top with tzatziki, tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers! Another yum pita recipe.
30. Chicken Souvlaki Pita Gyros
Chicken Souvlaki is a Greek street food classic that is bursting with flavor. It consists of chicken kebabs marinated in lemon, garlic, herbs and olive oil. It’s delicious served with a classic Tzatziki sauce in a pita wrap.
31. Falafel Pita Sandwich
Make this delicious homemade Falafel Pita Sandwich. It’s filled with great Middle Eastern flavors. A great meatless night option.
32. Homemade Pita Chips
These crunchy pita chips are healthy, easy to make in under 30 minutes, customizable with your favorites herbs and perfect for snacking. All you need is bowlfuls of your favorite hummus or tzatziki to finish them off.
33. Arayes – Meat Stuffed Pita
This one is very similar to Hawawshi. These seasoned ground beef stuffed pitas are surprisingly easy to make and so full of flavor! Make arayes for your next get together with friends and no one will leave hungry.
34. Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce
If you’re looking for some great delicious, yet unique flavors in your burger, this is for you. This rich lamb burger is packed with classic Greek herbs and spices such as cinnamon, coriander, mint, and oregano. The whole thing is topped with tzatziki and fresh veggies and wrapped in a pita pocket. Great for a summertime lunch or dinner.
35. Chicken Tikka Gyros
Chicken Tikka Gyros!! Does such thing exist? It does NOW! Who wouldn’t like to take a bite of Indian flavored chicken bites wrapped in your favorite pita bread, topped with Greek flavors? A dollop of tzatziki, fresh Greek salad and a good sprinkling of feta. It’s the perfect marriage of Indian and Greek flavors, creating this amazing fusion delight!!
We hope you’ve enjoyed going through this collection of pita recipes as much as we enjoyed finding them. The next time you’re thinking pitas, you know where to come for inspiration.
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