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Sabich with green tahini

Best pitta bread fillings

Published: September 2, 2020 at 12:44 pm

Pitta pockets make the perfect portable sandwich for a quick lunch on the go. Check out our favourite fillings, from fresh beetroot, goat's cheese and walnut to falafel and halloumi and Mediterranean-inspired lamb with garlic yogurt sauce

Looking for pitta bread fillings? Try our favourite pitta recipes, from healthy falafel and halloumi burgers, fresh beetroot, goat's cheese and walnut pittas or a halloumi salad with houmous dressing and pitta crisps.


Best pitta bread fillings

Vegan doner with homemade pittas and garlic ‘mayo’

Take your pitta lunch up a level with this super vibrant, vegan doner kebab with seitan and a creamy garlic mayonnaise using tofu.

Vegan Kebab Recipe with Tofu Mayonnaise

Chicken gyros

Our take on a Greek classic combines herby chicken breasts with creamy tzatziki and salad, all wrapped in a soft, pillowy homemade pitta.

Chicken gyros

Homemade falafel

The combination of crispy fried falafel, creamy condiments, crunchy salad and tangy pickles in pitta takes this spiced vegan sandwich up a level.

Middle Eastern Falafel Recipe

Spiced lamb in toasted pitta

These spiced lamb in toasted pittas, served with a simple salad of tomato wedges, red onion and flat-leaf parsley, makes great party food to pass round or let guests assemble at the table.


Sabich with green tahini

John Gregory-Smith's version of sabich – warm pitta stuffed with grilled aubergine, boiled eggs, salad, tahini and chilli sauce – is perfect for a leisurely lunch.

Sabich with green tahini

Healthy kebabs

These healthy kebabs sees turkey mince mixed with feta, lemon and parsley and stuffed in warm pittas with yogurt and salad. Perfect for a light, summery lunch.

A plate on a white background with green napkins, filled with turkey skewers and charred pitta breads

Greek lamb pittas

If you're looking for a quick, easy, Mediterranean-inspired dinner, these Greek lamb pittas are ideal. Ready in under 30 minutes with a garlic yogurt sauce, they're a perfect midweek lunch.

Halloumi salad with houmous dressing and pitta crisps

This salad packs a punch with halloumi, tomatoes, cucumber and red onion with a hummus and yogurt dressing. Serve with crispy wholemeal pitta triangles.

Beetroot, goat's cheese and walnut pittas

These little veggie pockets are a really healthy way to enjoy fresh produce - beetroot, goat's cheese and walnuts - without being too fussy. They're easy to make and ready in just fifteen minutes, perfect for a midweek meat-free meal.

Stuffed mushroom and halloumi pittas

Ready on the table in just 15 minutes, these veggie pittas are stuffed with grilled halloumi, humous, mushrooms and peppers with rocket.

Halloumi-stuffed pittas with cucumber and pickled cabbage

Perfect for when you're running short of time, these quick and easy halloumi-stuffed pittas with cucumber and pickled cabbage serve the family in under 30 minutes.


Falafel and halloumi burgers

This hearty chickpea burger, stuffed into pitta with halloumi and pickled chillies, makes a great low-calorie options for veggies and meat-eaters alike. For a smoky flavour, try cooking falafel on the BBQ.

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