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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

Anjali Shah

Greek Pita Sandwich

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Healthy eating just got a whole lot tastier with this easy Greek pita sandwich recipe! Whole wheat pitas are filled with creamy hummus, crunchy cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and salty feta for a tangy, refreshing lunch or dinner. The best part? This can easily be made gluten free and vegan, too!

Greek pita sandwiches stuffed with veggies, feta, and chickpeas on a white cutting board.

I love visiting local pita places – their food is total comfort food, delicious and convenient. But, they don’t always offer the healthiest selection of menu items. And if you love classic Greek flavors as much as I do, you probably want to be able to enjoy this cuisine on a regular basis.

The great thing is, you can get all of the satisfying flavor from your favorite Greek pita or gyro place, with just a few healthy swaps! This healthy Greek pita sandwich is made with wholesome ingredients, a light dressing, and has a balance of protein, fiber, and healthy fats. 

This tasty sandwich is similar to traditional Greek gyros, just without the gyro meat, making it welcoming for more dietary needs and preferences. It’s definitely going to become your new go-to for lunch time!

Plus, this easy recipe only requires 10 minutes from start to finish so you can quickly whip this chickpea pita sandwich up anytime!

👩🏽‍🍳 Why You’ll Love This Greek Pita Sandwich

  • Easy To Make: A healthy lunch or dinner in just 10 minutes?! Yes please! All you have to do is combine fresh ingredients and fill the pita pockets for a delicious meal the whole family will love.
  • Customizable: Add your own flair to these Greek style pita sandwiches! Get inspiration for more pita sandwich ideas in our variations section below.
  • Family-Friendly: This Greek pita sandwich recipe is elegant enough for adults, but it’s also a perfect way to get kids to eat more veggies! When coating with a flavorsome dressing, the vegetables are more enjoyable for little ones. Plus, you can swap any of the ingredients for things they love. As an added bonus, this sandwich is also easy enough for kids to help mix together and fill!

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🥘 Ingredients

With a base of whole wheat pita and hummus, you’ll combine a flavorful dressing with a fresh sandwich filling mixture using classic Greek ingredients. Grab everything you need from the local grocery store! Check out the recipe card at the bottom of this post for the detailed list of ingredients, nutritional information and daily values.

Ingredients for easy Greek pita sandwich recipe on a white background.

Dressing

  • Balsamic Vinegar & Olive Oil: This combination never fails to impress! Coating the filling with an oil & vinegar base is an easy way to add flavor.
  • Dried Oregano & Cayenne Pepper: I like to keep the dressing super simple with only a couple spices. Oregano and cayenne add the best balance of herb and spice for an earthy spice. Feel free to grind up your own oregano leaves in the food processor.
  • Salt & Lemon Juice: You won’t need much of either of these to liven up the filling and add a refreshing note to the pita veggie sandwich. About ⅛ teaspoon salt will work great!

Sandwich Filling

  • Veggies: Baby spinach, Kalamata olives, tomatoes, red onion, and cucumber are staples in many Greek inspired recipes and their flavors and texture pair together in the best way!
  • Roasted Red Pepper: You’ll get a bold taste with the roasted red pepper compared to using regular red bell pepper.
  • Chickpeas: Chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans, are a great thing to add to recipes for additional protein!
  • Feta Cheese: The feta cheese gives that perfect pop of refreshing flavor that goes well with all the other ingredients in this Greek pita recipe.

🍲 Ingredient Substitutions

  • Dressing: Switch up the dressing with red wine vinegar, fresh oregano, or the addition of some black pepper. This would be great with other tasty sauces like tzatziki sauce or a Greek yogurt sauce, too.
  • Veggies: While this combination of vegetables is amazing, you can adjust based on personal preference. Try these pita bread sandwiches with black olives, grape tomatoes, or throw in a diced green pepper.
  • Legumes: Instead of chickpeas, feel free to experiment with other plant-based protein sources like lentils, white beans, or kidney beans.
  • Cheese: Swap the feta cheese for halloumi, goat cheese, or crumbled blue cheese.

🔪 How To Make This Greek Pita Sandwich

Follow along with these detailed instructions to make the best vegetarian Greek pita sandwich ever!

Prepare Dressing: Prepare the dressing by whisking all dressing ingredients in a small bowl until well combined. Set aside.

Dressing for pita hummus sandwiches on a white cutting board.

Combine Filling Ingredients: In a medium bowl combine all of the sandwich filling ingredients. Drizzle with prepared dressing and mix well.

Chickpeas and veggies tossed with feta cheese in a mixing bowl.

Add Hummus To Pita: To assemble the pita sandwich spread hummus on the inside of the pita bread.

Hummus spread into whole wheat pita breads on a cutting board.

Add Filling: Fill each pita half with pita bread fillers, being careful not to overfill as this will cause the pita bread to tear and fall apart.

Pita sandwich filling being stuffed into whole wheat pita bread.

Repeat & Serve: Repeat with remaining ingredients. Serve the pita hummus sandwiches immediately.

Greek pita sandwich stuffed with veggies, feta, and chickpeas on a white cutting board.

💭 Expert Tips

  • Do Not Overfill: Overfilling pita sandwiches will cause the bread to tear and fall apart, making for a messy experience. 
  • Avoid Excess Liquid: Use a slotted spoon to transfer the pita bread filling, so that excess liquid from the dressing can drain. Too much liquid can cause the bread to get soggy and break.
  • Best Flavor Results: For the very best flavor, use fresh lemon juice and a high quality organic olive oil for this Greek pita bread sandwich recipe.
  • To Meal Prep: The sandwich filling can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to 2 days in an airtight container. Do not add the dressing to the salad until you are ready to make the pita sandwiches. Prepare the dressing ahead of time and store in a sealable glass jar in a cool dry place for up to 3 days. To serve make sure to give it a good shake to re-emulsify the dressing.

📖 Variations 

  • Lettuce Wraps: Use lettuce wraps as a convenient way to hold the chickpea pita filling while also eliminating some carbs and keeping things gluten-free.
  • Hummus: Play around with different hummus flavors in this veggie pita sandwich. Feel free to make your own hummus, following a recipe like this hummus without garlic. You can even use butter bean hummus if you prefer to skip the chickpeas. 
  • Add More Flavor: Herbs such as fresh dill, basil, oregano and parsley can be added to the sandwich filling to add additional freshness and flavor.
  • Add More Spice: Adjust the spiciness in the Greek sandwiches by adding more cayenne pepper to the dressing. You could also add fresh chopped peppers or red pepper flakes.
  • Add Meat: If you are not vegetarian or vegan feel free to add meat for more protein. You can use grilled chicken breast, ground turkey, ground beef, or any lean meat of choice as part of your sandwich filling. To make gyro meat – prepare a large skillet with cooking spray or a little olive oil. Cook beef, arranged in a single layer of thin strips, over medium-high heat. It’s a good idea to check the internal temperature to make sure the meat is done, before adding to the pita sandwiches.

🍽 Serving Suggestions

This vegetarian pita sandwich is hearty and filling all on its own, but I have a few favorite sides to take it up a notch! 

🙌 Dietary Adaptations

  • Vegan Option: For a vegan pita sandwich substitute the feta cheese with vegan feta. Follow Your Heart has a great option! You’ll also want to ensure that the pita bread is vegan, containing no egg or dairy.
  • Gluten-Free Option: You can use gluten-free pita bread or coconut wraps. Transform this into a lettuce wrap if you follow a low-calorie diet. All of the ​​pita fillings will taste great no matter what they are stuffed in.

🫙 Storage Directions

Greek pita sandwiches are best served immediately as filled pita bread will become soggy by the next day. However, there are some ways to make the chickpea pita pockets in advance when stored properly:

To Store In The Fridge: For best results, store the dressing, filling, and pita bread separately. Store the filling in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. The dressing can be stored in a mason jar in the fridge or pantry for up to 3 days. When you are ready to assemble, place hummus on the pita and follow the steps provided.

❓Recipe FAQs

HOW DO I CHOOSE THE BEST PITA BREAD FOR MY SANDWICH?

It really boils down to preference, but I prefer to use a whole wheat pita bread for the fiber & whole grains. Pita bread can range in size, so I recommend looking for one that is around 7 inches in width so you’ll have enough room to add all your fillings. I recommend finding a soft pita bread for this easy recipe, versus a thinner more tough bread. Lastly, it’s best to use the freshest bread you can find, since older pita bread will fall apart more easily.

HOW DO I PREVENT THE PITA BREAD FROM GETTING TOO SOGGY?

To prevent the pita bread from getting too soggy it is important to serve immediately and not let the assembled sandwich sit for too long. Adding a layer of hummus on both sides of the pita bread can also help to keep the dressing from seeping into the bread.

HOW DO YOU MAKE A GREEK PITA SANDWICH HEALTHY?

Thanks to the veggie-forward ingredients in this pita pocket sandwich you’ll get a lot of health benefits. It is loaded with dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. However, if you want to ensure your sandwich is super healthy, I recommend using organic produce and looking for a whole wheat pita bread with minimal processed ingredients.

SHOULD I WARM THE PITA BREAD BEFORE ASSEMBLING THE SANDWICHES?

While warm pita bread is not necessary, you can heat it up in the toaster oven for a few minutes. Just be sure to not overcook it – if it is too crunchy or crispy it will be hard to fill. If you are craving something comforting, warming the bread slightly beforehand is a nice touch!

Vegetarian Greek pita sandwiches stacked on a wooden cutting board.

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Greek Pita Sandwich

Healthy eating just got a whole lot tastier with this easy Greek pita sandwich recipe! Whole wheat pitas are filled with creamy hummus, crunchy cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and salty feta for a tangy, refreshing lunch or dinner. The best part? This can easily be made gluten free and vegan, too!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 359kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

For The Pita Pockets

  • 4 whole wheat pita cut in half
  • ½ cup hummus

For The Dressing

For The Sandwich Filling

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Instructions

  • Prepare the dressing by whisking all dressing ingredients in a small bowl until well combined. Set aside.
  • In a separate mixing bowl combine all of the sandwich filling ingredients, drizzle with prepared dressing and mix well.
  • To assemble the pita sandwich spread a thin layer of hummus on the inside of the pita bread.
  • Fill the pita bread with salad filling, being careful not to over fill as this will cause the pita bread to tear and fall apart.
  • Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Pita sandwiches are best served immediately as the pita bread may become soggy if filled and left for too long.
  • Adjust the seasoning to taste.
  • The salad can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to 2 days in an airtight container. Do not add the dressing to the salad until you are ready to make the pita sandwiches.
  • For a vegan option substitute the feta cheese with vegan feta.
  • Adjust the spiciness by adding more or less cayenne pepper to the dressing.
  • Prepare the dressing ahead of time and store in a sealable glass jar in a cool dry place for up to 3 days. To serve make sure to give it a good share to re emulsify the dressing.
  • Fresh herbs such as basil, oregano and parsley can be added to the sandwich filling to add additional freshness and flavor.
  • Overfilling pita sandwiches will cause the bread to tear and fall apart.

Nutrition

Serving: 2halves | Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 843mg | Potassium: 571mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 6g

22 responses to “Greek Pita Sandwich”

  1. This was everything a gourmet sandwich should be, and then some! Definitely, my new go-to recipe for lunch; easily, a new favorite!5 stars

  2. Is there anything chickpeas can’t improve? This recipe looks fabulous and easy – can’t wait to try it out!5 stars

  3. These veggie & chickpea sandwiches are so easy to make, hearty & delicious. The yogurt topping adds a delicious creaminess.5 stars

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