Mediterranean Vegetable Pitas Recipe
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Mediterranean Vegetable Pitas Recipe

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Craving a fast and healthy meal? This one packs tomato, cucumber, onion and olives. Add a touch of cayenne for a punch. — Ivy Abbadessa, Loxahatchee, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped seeded cucumber
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 2 cups torn romaine
  • 8 whole wheat pita pocket halves
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Nutritional Facts

2 filled pita halves: 354 calories, 19g fat (4g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 580mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 7g fiber), 9g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, whisk the first six ingredients until blended; if desired, stir in cayenne. Add tomato, cucumber, onion and olives; toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving.
  2. To serve, add lettuce to vegetables; toss to combine. Spoon into pita halves; sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Mediterranean Vegetable Pitas in Taste of Home June/July 2013

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SimpleFoods 229634
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2015

"I will use Kalamata olives instead of the ripe olives - which have no flavor, in my opinion. I know this will become a lunch favorite for us. Thanks much!"

truffles6 146004
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2013

"We really liked this! I did not add the olives and served it on a salad. Very good! I did take a hunk of italian bread and dip it in the marinade and thought is was great!"

veggiemama 64947
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2013

"I didn't really care for these, but my husband and 2 kids them so I guess the recipe is a keeper!"

traycyn 206630
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2013

"This is just so delicious and colorful and makes you feel sinless because its so healthy! I got pita bread by mistake instead of pita pocket ... I bet it'll be even better next time. Crunchy & fun."

pamdevone 56758
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2013

"I liked this dish, I thought it had a lot of flavor."

dublinlab 119083
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2013

"great, l added cilantro and l couldn't fine small pita pockets so l cut mine in quarters. I served with fresh tomato soup. Yummy!"

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