These Creamy Feta and Veggie Pitas are packed with tons of fresh garden veggies and soft, creamy feta cheese. Everything is tossed with a simple oil and vinegar dressing, which allows the vegetables to really shine. These pitas can be enjoyed for lunch with a side of chips or fries, or for a light, end of summer dinner.
Creamy Feta and Veggie Pita Recipe Ingredients
- Pitas – I had wanted to use pita bread that could be cut in half and I could stuff each half with the salad mixture. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get that kind of pita and mine was more like a flatbread but they still worked great. I like to cook my pita bread in a frying pan with a little bit of olive oil and soy sauce to add some extra flavor.
- Feta Cheese – I used a block of feta cheese that was really creamy and easy to mix into the salad. You can also use feta that has already been crumbled, but I do find that it is usually not as soft as the block. Vegan feta cheese can also be used.
- Cucumber – You all know how much I love cucumber in salads! I usually use the hothouse, or English cucumbers, because they have a thin skin and their seeds are smaller. I also find them to be a little sweeter in flavor, which I like.
- Red Pepper – I felt that green pepper might be a little overpowering for this salad, so I went with red. Red bell peppers are sweeter and more mild in taste and go great in Greek inspired recipes. Yellow or orange would work great also.
- Tomatoes – I had some yellow and red cherry tomatoes from my garden that I used and the combo was delicious! You can use whatever kind of tomatoes you like. If using larger tomatoes, just cut them up into smaller, bite size pieces before adding them in.
- Red Onion – I love red onion because it has a nice sharpness that helps balance out the creamy feta cheese. It also adds nice color. You can use whatever onion you prefer though.
- Fresh Herbs – I used chopped fresh parsley because that’s what I had on hand, but any kind of fresh herb will work. Basil would be great too!
- Dried Oregano – Dried oregano always reminds me of Greek food, so it was a nice addition to add in with all the other fresh flavors.
- Olive Oil – I happened to have a kalamata olive oil on hand that I bought from Trader Joe’s a while ago. I wouldn’t say that it really added a kalamata flavor, but definitely tasted good. You can also just use regular extra virgin olive oil.
- Vinegar – I used red wine vinegar for this recipe because it’s the vinegar I use in most of my Greek/Mediterranean inspired recipes. it has a nice tang and always goes well with the fresh veggies.
- Salt and Pepper
How To Make These Easy Feta and Veggie Pita Wraps
- Dice up all your veggies into small, bite size pieces and add them to a large bowl. Next, add in the feta cheese, oil, vinegar, dried oregano, fresh herbs and salt and pepper. Mix salad together until fully combined. I like to mash up the feta chunks as much as I can so it creates a really creamy dressing.
- Heat up your pita bread, if desired. I like to heat a pan over medium heat and add a couple teaspoons olive oil. Add the pita into the pan and cook for about 2 minutes on both sides, until pita is getting browned and a little crispy. Next, add in a couple teaspoons of soy sauce right onto the pita, flip over and cook for another 20 seconds or so.
- Assemble your pita wraps. Place the cooked pita onto a plate or cutting board and top with a couple large spoonfuls of the salad mixture. Fold pita up, using your hands, and enjoy! They can get a little messy, but that’s ok!
Creamy Feta and Veggie Pita Recipe Frequently Asked Questions
- Can these pitas be made gluten free? Yes, just use gluten free pita bread. You should be able to find GF pita bread in the freezer section at most grocery stores these days.
- Is this recipe vegan? No, I did use diary feta cheese, but you can easily make it vegan by using a vegan feta cheese substitute.
- How many pitas does this recipe make? It makes two large pita wraps.
- How long do leftovers last? If stored in an airtight container, salad leftovers should last about 4 days in the refrigerator. I would recommend storing the pita bread separately.
- What should be served with these pitas? You can serve with a side of chips, fries or veggies.
- Can hummus be added to these pita wraps? Of course! If adding hummus, I would recommend spreading a thin layer onto the pita before adding the veggies on.
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