Whether you wrap, stuff, or dip them, pita breads are such a versatile food, and can be used in almost any meal.
They are a staple of Mediterranean cuisine, but have made their way into dishes all over the world.
We have put together a list of the 35 best pita recipes. And we are sure that there is more than one which will make your tummy rumble.
Ever wondered if pita bread makes a good tortilla replacement? Well guess what, it does, and filling a warm pocket with food makes a nice change to rolling it up!
Make sure the pitas are nice and warm, then slide then open, and fill with your favorite veggies and succulent chicken. The magic is in the sauce, which can be sweet, savory, or even tangy.
Garnish with a little salad and you are good to go.
Swap out sliced bread for pita, and you can make yourself some delicious homemade Greek chicken sandwiches. These sandwiches bring the taste of the Mediterranean to your kitchen, and are filled with great ingredients.
Pack your pitas with chicken, Greek olives, creamy Caesar salad dressing, and crumbly feta cheese. Load it up with an assortment of green leaves and a dressing, and your Greek chicken sandwiches are complete.
We have the perfect snack coming right up. These creamy slaw turkey pitas are excellent for days out, home, or as school lunch box meals.
They are loaded with interesting flavors, and will go down easily. Make them tasty with mango chutney and coleslaw. Add some fruit to the mix with raisins. And slide in some chopped onion for an extra zing.
Now for the meat. Turkey and bacon strips combined make some good protein, and a little salad finishes it all off.
Sounds good, right?
A tandoori spiced chicken pita pizza might already sound flavourful enough, but that is not all. This bad boy has been blessed by the food gods, with Greek yogurt and cilantro added to the mix.
Grill your pittas, but not too much — you do not want to burn them. Slice and fry your chicken and add the tandoori goodness. Give the pita a good spread of Greek yogurt, and sprinkle with cilantro. Top it with the chicken and whatever else tickles your fancy.
Tandoori chicken pita pizza is simple and quick to make, and everyone will love it. Well, maybe not vegetarians…
You are going to love the creativity here. And these Moroccan chicken tagine pitas will transport you all the way to North Africa!
Shredded chicken gets dosed in Moroccan seasoning. Then a carrot based salad intertwined with pomegranate seeds and dates brings the crunch and savory punch.
Warm the pitas, but leave them a little doughy so that you get the best texture.
These pitas are like a n artist paint pallet, just with flavor, and are not to be missed!
Pita bread and the Mediterranean are synonymous. They feature in so many dishes from this part of the world, and gyros is one of the most popular.
Another simplistic yet tasty meal, all you need is chicken pita, yogurt, onion, and a side salad.
Fry strips of chicken, but keep them tender. Give them a lick of creamy cucumber-yogurt sauce, and then slip it all into a pita. Now add some onion, and that is it.
We are not sure whether this chippin n dippin combo is more Mexican or Mediterranean, so we will let you decide.
In this spinach twist on the classic salsa and chips dip, you will need spinach, Monterey Jack cheese, chopped tomatoes, onion, and cream.
jalapenos spic it all up, but you will also need to add some cumin and garlic salt to complete the flavor bomb.
slice and toast your pitas so that they pieces are nice and crispy, and get dipping!
The Germans also know a thing or two about pita bread, and pitawurst takes its name from the sausage it uses.
Bratwurst is the main ingredient. Chop it up into tasty pieces, and fry it with onion. When it is done, mix it in with some sauerkraut for that ohh soo German taste.
The sausage piece will lend their tasty juices to the pita, and you have a hearty plate. But before you tuck in, do not forget the sour cream.
The Germans may be best known for their sausage pitas, but the Greeks have something to say about it.
Turkey sausage works best here, but you can use any sausage of your choice. You will also need plain yogurt, chopped onion, parsley, lemon juice, and salad ingredients.
You literally slice and fry your sausage, spread your pita with cream, and add all of the ingredients as topping.
This snack is almost too easy to make. You do not even need to open the pita…
The name of this dish rolls off the tongue, and its taste causes drooling from the mouth.
Shrimp slaw pitas are a seafood eaters delight, and pack a spicy punch. Coarsely chopped peeled shrimp, paprika and pepper for the spiciness, and baby spinach and carrots for some healthy nutrients.
Whip up a Greek slaw, and get yourself some shelled edamame, and the shrimp slaw pita train is rolling
All that is left is to arm your pitas, and put everything together.
Regular burgers are good, but pita burgers are the best! These tzatziki burgers are loaded with scrummy ingredients, and will also fill you up.
Grill a thick lamb patty. Cook until juicy or have well done, just make sure to throw in cinnamon, coriander, mint, and oregano. Get some fresh veggies like carrot, lettuce, and pepper, and mix them up.
For the final stage, slide the patty inside a warm pita pocket, stuff it with veggie mix, and add a dollop of tzatziki sauce.
Not bad, eh?
Meat stuffed pitas sound simple enough and they are. Similar to Hawawshi, these delicious pitas are for meat lovers who enjoy their carne seasoned and tasty!
Throw in some herbs and spices, and a creamy side dip, and you have got yourself some good picking food.
Invite your friends round, and enjoy together.
Chips and a dip are probably the most famous celebrity food couple of all time. But what would happen if they divorced? Homemade pita chips is what would happen!
The beauty of not having sauce is that you can get extra creative with the spices. Crisply fry your pittas, and throw on quite literally any flavoring you want.
Why not make a few batches, and see which ones turn out best?
There are two options here. Make the falafel yourself, buy it ready made. Either way you are in for a treat.
Stuff pitas with the godly balls of falafel, and create a veggie mix of your liking. Spice it up however you like, and drizzle it all in a sauce. Yogurt also works well, as does a fruit chutney.
This list is heavy with meaty options, so it is good to see a meatless feast pop up!
Doner kebab, the beloved Turkish meat wrap that made its European breakthrough in Germany, and then spread to the rest of the world.
Despite the sauce and juicy meat, it is a healthy option, and can be combined with fried potatoes to make a complete meal.
Carefully chosen spices and an easy marinade give the meat that doner taste. And hummus with tzatziki sauce keeps it all moist so that it slides down smoothly.
Tuck in, it is doner time!
This dish is so tasty and healthy that meat eaters and vegetarians alike will love it.
It is a solid lunch option, or can even be munched on as a snack. A protein-filled hummus along with an assortment of veggies are the staples, and a creamy sauce rains from above.
Make these wraps using whatever veggies you like, just be sure to add loads!
These guys look like a British pasty, but they are so much more.
Fold pita dough over feta cheese and red pepper stuffing mix. Add whatever spices and herbs to the mix that you think bode well. Then bake until golden brown.
There is not much else to say on these pita bread pies. Well, except for enjoy!
You knew gyros would be making another appearance, it was just a matter of when.
The cod is best served grilled. And then rub it down with a lemon basil sauce and Mediterranean spices. The flaky, fried cod will be transformed into a fishy vehicle of flavor that will swim straight into your mouth.
Wrap it in pita and add your salad and side pickings.
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And with these scrummy pita wraps, you will be starting your day off right.
It has protein, carbs, and vitamins, and is kind of like a super meal. scrambled eggs, fresh spinach, crumbly feta cheese, and sliced tomato create a storm in the AM. Then add a bit of thunder, throw in sliced avocado.
Energized until lunch time. Perfecto!
Fish is the meat of choice with these succulent pita pockets. Think of your classic tuna sandwich, then give it a 10x makeover on the flavor, looks, and healthiness.
Soft, flaky tuna, juicy chickpeas, and a lemon herb dressing oozing with cream. Mix it up, stuff the pita and top with spinach…fresh of course.
This is a fish pita favorite, which Pescatarians can also get it on
Meatballs are an Italian speciality, but Greece found a segue way into this area of cooking.
These Greek style chicken meatballs are cooked with plenty of fresh herbs and spices. You can load them up with creamy feta cheese, and finish them off with everyone’s favorite tzatziki sauce.
Throw in some fresh and crunchy veggies, and wrap up in a pita. Sink your teeth in, and savor the flavor.
It is to the Pyramids we go with this Egyptian dish.
All it is, is a crispy pita bread, and some seasoned minced beef. Egypt keeps it simple with this pita meal, but does not skimp on the flavor. We like that, and so will you!
Make sure to season the meat well, and throw in some veggies or a salad to bulk it out.
West meets Med here with Cobb salad pitas. This pita wrap is an all in one meal, and it will boost your day with energy and flavor.
Succulent cooked chicken, strips of bacon, and eggs provide the protein. Chopped veggies get the greens in. And blue cheese along with a light vinaigrette add the final touches.
Wrap it all up in a pita, and lunch is sorted.
Why waste your money at Nandos when you can make some incredible peri peri chicken pitas at home.
Douse the chicken in peri peri sauce. Get some veggies and salad, and then stuff it all in.
This is an anytime, anyplace kind of food, and anyone will enjoy it.
The Mexicans may accuse you of sacrilege with this dish. But honestly, who cares, they are so good. You know how it goes. Beef, avocado, salsita, shredded cheese, refried beans, and torti…, no pitta!
Enclose it, and eat it like a taco.
Sticking with the Mexican theme, let’s make some chicken fajita pitas.
Create a homemade fajita blend, and use it to spice up some juicy chicken. There are options here. Cook the chicken in the oven on a pan, or grill it on the hob.
Slice onions and bell peppers, get a salsa and some guacamole. And then bring it all together in a pita with shredded cheese and sour cream.
From the comfort of your own kitchen, you will not get the Middle Eastern street food experience, but a shawarma wrap will give you the taste of this part of the world.
Season the beef with shawarma spices, and cook it until tender. Wrap it up with a pita bread, and do not forget the veggies.
It is so easy to make, and a little addictive.
By now your Mexican friends will either be overjoyed or seeing red with all these twists on their go-to’s.
To make a Greek tostada all you need to do is toast a pita until crispy. Then load it up with a humus spread, red pepper, cucumber, and a little salad. You can add lemon garlic chicken, and call it a day with feta cheese.
These might even be better than Mexican tostadas.
Why not fry your eggs and put them with a pita? Green tahini gives this dish a unique flavor, and you can add whatever veggies to fill it out.
Breakfast, lunch or dinner. Scrummy!
Take your traditional Mediterranean Fattoush salad, and throw in some grilled veggies for an extra punch. They add a lot of flavor, and another texture to excite the taste buds.
To make your salad, get feta cheese, Kalamata olives, and a simple lemon vinaigrette. Ohh, and of course, pieces of pita!
Say hello to a healthy snack with these chicken pita pockets.
Avocado, chicken, tomato, and whatever other veggies you like create the filling. And a Greek yogurt blends it all together.
Really easy to make, as well as tasty, pack them in your kids lunchboxes for a hearty school meal.
Tandoori chicken pizza is nice, but what if you are not a spice fan? No worries, just make a regular pizza, but with pita.
Tomato base, grated cheese, and toppings of your choice. Use pitas instead of regular pizza dough, and whack them in the oven.
Let’s turn things on its head here and move away from savory dishes.
Get a pitta bread. Drizzle it with honey, and load it with sliced strawberries and blueberries. Add a spoonful of yogurt, and a handful of crushed nuts.
Flatbreads are always an easy and quick dish to put together. To prepare this dish, top your pitas with a Greek salad, and coat with a vinaigrette dressing.
To make the salad, throw in Kalamata olives, feta cheese, onion, peppers, and any other leaves of your choice.
We have shown you all sorts of amazing pitta dishes, but not how to make an actual pita…
Well let’s change that now and finish on how to create your own pita bread at home.
Instant yeast is the heart of it all, and you do not even need to knead it.
A homemade pita will blow any store-bought pita out of the water, and will ooze freshness and warmth.
Take your pita recipes to the next level with homemade pita breads.
And that is a wrap. See what we did there, haha…Anyway, those were the best 35 pita recipes. All pretty simple to make, and we hope you get to try many of them!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Pita Bread Healthy?
Pita bread is healthy as it has calcium and is low in fat. But high sodium content means that consumed often, pita bread can be unhealthy.
Is Pita Bread Good For Weight Loss?
Pita bread is very low in fat, but high in carbohydrate content. SO if eaten as part of a healthy, balanced diet, pita bread will not make you gain weight, and can be used for weight loss.
What Is Pita Bread Eaten With?
Pita bread is used in a wide variety of dishes, usually as a pocket or wrap. Typical fillings include humus and falafel, but pita can also be used to dip in sauces.
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