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Must-Have Pita Recipe Ideas

Aug. 18, 2021

Whether you're a foodie, or a busy bee looking for a quick recipe, pitas are a total crowd pleaser. These delicious, and fun to eat pitas add an authentic, soft, and fresh flair to any recipe. Whatever your craving, the pita can handle it.


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Who says street food can’t be whipped up in your kitchen? For a home-cooked, authentic taste, try these falafel pita pockets with a zesty tahini sauce. 

By using store-bought falafel mix, these pitas will take just about 30 minutes to prepare. Feeling fancy? Prepare your falafels from scratch. If you're rocking with store-bought falafels, prepare them according to the package directions and set them aside. Here's where the magic happens: mix the tahini paste, lemon juice, and water until smooth. Stir in yogurt, garlic, salt, and pepper to bring the tahini sauce to life. Now that you have this perfectly zesty tahini sauce, warm your Fresh Signature Pitas to prepare them for filling. Combine your crispy falafels, creamy tahini sauce, tomato, cucumber, and onion for a fresh bite every step of the way!


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Pita Beef Kebabs Recipe

Flavor-packed Kebab from home just got more exciting! Try these Kofta Kebab pitas for a new take on the pita in just 30 minutes. These pita beef kebabs are the perfect marriage of hearty, fresh, and fun. You'll never go back to the basics after trying these bad boys. 

Let’s get the party going by mixing your choice of ground beef and oil with onion, parsley, and all of the spices listed. These flavors will let your Kofta pack a punch. Now that you have a great mix of meat, spices, and herbs, divide the mixture into four equal balls. Form each of these balls into a long sausage shape to create Kofta. Take a skewer and thread your meat onto the skewer. Messed up? Don’t sweat it! Just arrange the meat around the skewer. Pop the meat skewers into the fridge for 10 minutes on a parchment paper-lined tray. While refrigerating, preheat the grill to medium-high heat, keep the grate greased to avoid any mess. Take the skewers out of the fridge and grill them for 8-15 minutes or until well marked and fully cooked through. Warm your Fresh Signature Pitas, remove the beef from the skewers and serve in your warmed pitas with tomatoes, cucumbers, hummus, feta, red onion, and the remaining parsley. These crowd-pleaser pitas are guaranteed to stay a staple in your recipe book! 

Tuna and Chickpea Salad Pita Pocket 

Say “goodbye” to boring tuna salad, and “hello” to tuna and chickpea salad pita pockets! In just 20-minutes you'll have a mouth-watering and healthy meal that will keep you satisfied to take on the day (or night).

Give freshness a “go” by warming your Fresh Signature Whole Wheat Pitas, cutting the pitas in half and setting them aside. Whisk together oil, vinegar, mustard, shallots, chives, parsley, salt, and pepper to give this recipe a real delicious edge. Toss the dressing with tuna, chickpeas, and olives to keep you full for hours. Grab your warm and fluffy pitas and stuff each half with salad greens, tomato slices, and your tuna salad. 

Skip the tuna salad this week and give these pita pockets a try, and share them with others! Be sure to write down the recipe… they'll want it!


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Zesty Chicken Pita Pocket 

Light doesn't mean light in flavor. Keep it simple with these zesty chicken pita pockets that speak for themselves... zesty! In just 30 minutes you'll have a perfect easy lunch or light dinner that will keep you coming back for seconds. 

Bring on the zest by tossing together chicken, olive oil, and all the invigorating spices. Once your chicken is coated in flavor, preheat the grill to medium-high heat, make sure your grate is greased up to avoid sticking. Grill the chicken for 10-12 minutes per side or until well marked and cooked through. Let the chicken rest in the zest for 10 minutes and slice thinly. Combine vegetables with lemon juice, remaining oil, and season. Warm your Fresh Signature Whole Wheat Pitas and serve your chicken in warm pitas with hummus and the gorgeous tomato mixture to add freshness. 

These light chicken pita pockets are deceiving! Give these zesty pitas a try, they may just become your lunch/dinner BFF. 

Pitas are a perfect tasty vehicle for an array of cuisine. With their perfect size and stuffing capabilities, you're going to love one (or all) of these pita recipe ideas! Give these a go, and visit Mission online for more meal ideas and inspiration.

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