Friday, May 18, 2012
Since I've recently gotten back into the habit of making pitas, we've been experimenting with all different ways of eating them. One of our favorites is as a snack with hummus, but we've also been trying them out as part of a main dish. The possibilities are pretty much endless, but here are a couple of the ways we've filled them.
Basically, we've just been filling them with salads. For example, I tossed some lettuce, red and green bell peppers, red onion, turkey or chicken (either lunch meat, torn, or leftover meat), and Italian dressing in a bowl, then cut a pita in half and filled it with the yummy goodness.
For my husband, I basically took the filling of our Chicken Caesar Wraps and stuck it in a pita instead of a tortilla. The key to getting everything mixed well is to mix it all in a bowl first, then put it into the pita.
You can also make more sandwich-type filled pitas. Try filling one with chicken salad, egg salad, roasted veggies, or anything else you'd put into a sandwich or salad! Actually, you're not even limited to salad or sandwich fillings! I'd think taco/burrito type fillings would be delicious, as would dessert-like fillings (I'm thinking peanut butter, banana slices, and chocolate chips)! Feel free to leave a comment with your favorite pita fillings!