12 Easy Recipes to Make with Pita Bread

updated May 2, 2019
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I’m a firm believer that a pack of pitas is one of the best staples you can have on hand for portable meals, and of course as an alternative to your usual sandwich. These handy pockets are ready and waiting to be stuffed full of all sorts of delicious things. And there’s a whole lot more they can do, too. Here are 12 recipes to get you inspired.

Use a pita pocket to instantly make your favorite egg scramble a portable breakfast to eat on the go.

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Sure, you can just pop them in your mouth or top a grain bowl or salad with them, but I’m convinced that the very best way to eat falafel is when they’re packed into a pita with plenty of chopped vegetables, pickles, and tahini.

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There’s no shortage of foods to dip in a bowl of hummus, but soft wedges of pita are at the top of my list. So use the pack of pitas in your pantry as an invitation to finally make that homemade hummus you’ve been talking about.

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This is one to add to your next meal prep session! Stash a bunch of these vegan chickpea pitas in the freezer and you’ve got a hearty breakfast or lunch for days to come.

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After dinner, stuff the leftovers into pitas because this herby chicken is just as good cold and makes a great lunch.

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This loaded chicken salad is one of my favorites, but it can be a little messy. Swap bread for a pita pocket to keep lunch a tidy affair, so all the fillings end up in your mouth and not on your desk.

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Let the slow cooker do the heavy lifting for dinner, so all that’s left to do just before sitting down is to stuff each pita pocket full of meatballs, sauce, and extra cheese.

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Thick and chunky salads, especially this crunchy broccoli number, make an excellent filling for pitas.

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Poor dinner planning and lack of buns taught me that pitas make an excellent way to eat burgers. And if you’re not into the breadiness of hamburger buns, you’ll really love this swap.

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Treat pita bread just like you would flatbread. Then go ahead and turn each one into a personal-sized pizza.

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This quick and easy lunch takes your love of pitas chips and veggies dipped in hummus, and turns it into loaded pocket sandwich. Bean dip, baba ghanoush, and labneh make nice alternatives to hummus.

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Consider this your solution for a savory, protein-packed breakfast or lunch on the go. You can even prep it the night before.