Stay cool with these easy-to-make, no-cook, pita and hummus when it’s WAY too hot in the kitchen.
The pita bread and hummus in this recipe are blank canvases, even though they are Mediterranean-inspired.
In a snap, you can create a delicious lunch with leftover vegetables in the fridge.
Are you ready to start learning about this fun and easy to make dish?
Let’s get started!
Pita bread is mandatory for this recipe?
There is no requirement that you use pita. There is no doubt that naan is a great substitute for bread. If you do not have any sturdy sliced bread on hand, you can use any piece of sturdy bread that you have available.
There is also a great use for those last tortillas you have laying around in the back of the fridge for the last three weeks, and this is an excellent recipe to use them up.
The key to using bread you don’t have to toast (Is that just me?) is to buy bread that doesn’t have to be toasted. However, if you would like to toast your bread, then do so if you wish.
There are several ways in which you can warm up a pita (or naan or tortilla) on the stove, in a dry pan over medium heat, or in a preheated oven at 350 degrees.
Does Hummus Have to Be Used?
Choose store-bought hummus for ultimate convenience. Alternatively, you can make your own if that isn’t in your budget.
There are some great hummus recipes that you can whip up in just five minutes. Greek yogurt or mashed avocado are good alternatives to hummus if you don’t like it.
Can I Add Anything Else to Loaded Hummus Pitas?
This is an open-ended recipe, you can use whatever is similar and you love it, even the leftovers in your fridge.
Have you got any leftover greens from yesterday’s salad? Put them to good use! Are there any sliced radishes and raw diced onions left over from your take-out taco adventure?
It’s really easy, isn’t it? Just give it a try, and you can add the following to enrich the food source for this dish.
- Chopped cold cuts
- Artichoke hearts
- Sliced, pitted olives
- Chopped cauliflower florets
- Shredded carrots
- Roasted summer vegetables
- Sliced sweet peppers
- Sliced radish
- Pickled onions
Loaded Hummus Pitas Recipe
Loaded hummus pitas are a quick and easy no-cook meal for summer, and a great way to use up leftovers in the fridge.
Prep Time: 20 mins / Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 4 pitas
- 1 cup hummus ($2.20)
- 4 pitas ($1.99)
- 2 oz. feta, crumbled ($0.82)
- 1 cup grape tomatoes ($1.08)
- 8 kalamata olives ($0.75)
- 1/2 cucumber ($0.53)
- 1/4 red onion ($0.09)
- 1 Tbsp chopped parsley ($0.10)
- 1 pinch pepper ($0.01)
- 1 pinch salt ($0.01)
- 2 tsp olive oil ($0.11)
- The cucumber should be diced into small pieces that are about ¼ inches long. It is a good idea to cut the grape tomatoes in half. It is important to dice the red onion into small pieces. Make a rough chop of the parsley and crumble the feta cheese.
- Each pita should be spread with ¼ cups hummus before assembling. Sliced cucumber, tomato, red onion, and salt and pepper are added to the top. Sprinkle feta crumbles, chopped parsley, and olive oil over the top.
Serving: 1 pita ・ Calories: 345 kcal ・ Carbohydrates: 46 g ・ Protein: 13 g ・ Fat: 13 g ・ Sodium: 814 mg ・ Fiber: 6 g
The nutritional values shown here are only estimates. Please see our nutrition disclaimer.
How to do Hummus Pitas – Step by Step Photos
There are four pitas and one cup of hummus needed for this recipe.
Besides the cucumber and red onion, you will need to slice a cup of grape tomatoes into halves, chop a teaspoon of fresh parsley and crumble two ounces of feta cheese.
In the end, you will need about eight kalamata olives sliced thinly.
Each pita should have about a quarter cup of hummus spread on it.
To each pita bread, add chopped cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes, along with salt and pepper to taste.
Each pita bread should have half an ounce of feta cheese, two kalamata olives, and a sprinkle of chopped parsley on top.
Let it rest for a few minutes before serving, and drizzle with olive oil if you like.
Cold, crunchy, delicious, and filling!
Crunchy, cool, healthy are what these dishes deliver. Moreover, this is an economical dish, most of the ingredients are available in the house, including old food.
After reading the article, are you ready to change new dishes for the weekend, try it, maybe you will be addicted.
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