10 Easy Ways to Stuff a Pita Pocket

updated May 1, 2019
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A piece of pita bread is a little world unto itself — so round, so hollow, so open to whatever you desire for lunch. And so portable and convenient, too!

But after a few too many of my old standby, kale salad-stuffed pockets, I decided I needed a little fresh inspiration for the daily marvel of the pita sandwich. The Kitchn editors put our heads together to cook up some of our favorite flavor combos — all easy, all requiring a bare trio or so of ingredients, all able to be whipped up in a flash, and all perfectly stuffable. Pita pockets, here we come.

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1. The Apple & Goat Cheese

A modern ploughman’s lunch.

Spinach + sliced apples + goat cheese + dried cranberries.

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2. The Eggplant Special

Summer at its finest.

Sautéed or grilled eggplant slices + roasted red peppers (from a jar) + slices of fresh mozzarella.

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3. The Chickpea Express

Chickpeas are endlessly satisfying.

Chickpeas (tossed with a little olive oil and chopped tomato) + baby kale + feta.

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4. The BLT

Exactly what it sounds like.

Mixed greens + sliced cherry tomatoes + cooked bacon strips.

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5. Sassy Eggs

Breakfast or lunch — you decide.

Scrambled eggs + pico de gallo (or this Lazy Salsa).

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6. Strawberry Balsamic

A little sweet, a little savory.

Spinach + sliced strawberries + goat cheese + balsamic vinegar.

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7. The Meat Pocket

Leftover carnitas, steak, or anything meaty is the ticket here.

Sliced beef or pork + corn + greens + squeeze of lime.

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8. Radish & Avocados, Together at Last

Spring colors!

Ricotta + sliced radishes + sliced avocado.

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9. Salmon, the Easy Way

A quick protein-packed fish lunch.

Greens + canned or leftover cooked salmon mixed with yogurt + fresh dill.

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10. Peanut Butter Strawberry Banana

The classic PB&J with a twist.

Peanut butter + sliced strawberries + sliced bananas + spicy honey drizzle.

What’s your favorite way to stuff a pita pocket?