Today I had an incredible craving for crunchy vegetables spread out over a fluffy, warm pita.

To conquer my craving, I threw together these quick and delicious pitas using homemade hummus, fresh veggies and feta. They are great toasted for a snack, light dinner or as an awesome no-cook, no-reheat lunch option that’s packed with flavor. The next time you get a craving for some crunchy vegetables or hummus, try this delicious recipe to conquer your craving!

Prep ahead

We know, we know, we’re always talking about meal prep, but it truly is the holy grail to healthy eating.

To simplify your busy week, make your hummus on your meal prep day and store it in the fridge for up to 5 days or the freezer for up to 3 months.

Some ways to “reinvent” your leftover hummus:

  • APPETIZER OR SNACK: Serve hummus with cucumber slices and red pepper slices as an appetizer or snack.
  • BREAKFAST TOAST OR ENGLISH MUFFIN: Avocado, hummus and egg on toast, an English muffin OR in a breakfast wrap. (Optional: Top with a few sliced cherry tomatoes).
  • BREAKFAST WRAP: Scrambled egg, hummus, spinach and tomato.
  • SANDWICH SPREAD: Skip mayo and use your leftover hummus to top a turkey sandwich. Grill on a panini press and serve.
  • SOUTHWEST HUMMUS WRAPS: Corn, black beans, hummus, tomato, avocado, shredded lettuce and a dash of cayenne pepper. You can even add grilled chicken!
  • PANINI SANDWICH: Hummus, tomato, avocado and feta. (Optional: Add sliced turkey breast).
  • QUESADILLA: Hummus, mashed avocado and queso fresco.
  • GRILLED MEDITERRANEAN PIZZA: Use hummus as the base. Top with vegetables (grilled zucchini, red peppers and eggplant), goat cheese and kalamata olives. Garnish with fresh basil.
  • SALAD DRESSING: 3 tablespoons hummus, 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice, 4-6 finely chopped kalamata olives, 1 tablespoon olive oil. The garlicky taste of hummus goes especially well tossed with spinach and arugula.
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Mediterranean Pita with Hummus


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  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Today I had an incredible craving for crunchy vegetables spread out over a fluffy, warm pita. To conquer my craving, I threw together these quick and delicious pitas using homemade hummus, fresh veggies and feta. They are great toasted for a snack, light dinner or as an awesome no-cook, no-reheat lunch option that’s packed with flavor. The next time you get a craving for some crunchy vegetables and hummus, try this delicious recipe to conquer your craving!


Ingredients

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Main Ingredients:
  • 4 round whole-grain pitas
  • 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup cucumber, chopped
  • 8 slices tomato
  • 4 tablespoons feta cheese
  • pinch Simply Organic, Spice Right Pepper and More Blend (this is an AMAZING pepper blend by the company Simply Organic)
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus:

Instructions

Pitas:
  1. Lightly toast pitas in the oven on medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Remove pitas from oven and spread hummus over pita bread (recipe below). Top each pita with onion, cucumber, tomato, cheese and simply organic pepper blend. Toast in oven on medium heat for an additional 4-6 minutes. Enjoy!
Hummus:
  1. Rinse and drain beans, set aside.
  2. Add all ingredients, except beans, into food processor. Process for 20 seconds or until blended. (We use a Cuisinart 14-cup food processor, which takes approx. 20 seconds). Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  3. Add beans into food processor. Process until hummus reaches desired consistency. (If needed, add more olive oil or water to thin and perfect consistency and process for another minute.) If possible, pre-prep and chill in fridge overnight so hummus has time to infuse flavors.
For a Quick To-Go Lunch:
  1. If you are making this as a grab-and-go lunch, spread hummus over pita bread. Top with onion, cucumber, cheese and simply organic pepper blend. Wrap in plastic wrap or place in a container. Chill overnight. Place tomato in a small container and chill. To take along, pack containers in an insulated bag with an ice pack. To serve, top pita with tomato and enjoy!

Notes

For a gluten-free option, use a gluten-free pita.

Always check for FfL-friendly ingredients.

We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4

Keywords: Mediterranean Pita with Hummus

Category :Recipes
Method :Make Ahead Meal, 30 Minute Meals
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