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Mediterranean Chicken Pita Sandwich

Pack this healthy Mediterranean Chicken Pita Sandwich for school or lunch! It’s protein-packed to keep you going all afternoon, and the best part is you can make it in under 10 minutes.

With school and work starting up again after summer vacations, many of us are in need of new lunch options to throw into the mix. Personally, I always try to bring my lunch to work because it is cheaper, healthier, and I love knowing what I am eating. While I’ll always love sandwich classics like PB&J and turkey & cheese, I also get excited when I find a new go-to like this Mediterranean Chicken Pita Sandwich.

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If you love Greek salads, this chicken pita sandwich is for you. It has all the delicious flavors of a true mediterranean meal, packed into a healthy and hearty whole wheat pita. I used my homemade avocado hummus for this sandwich, but any tasty packaged hummus will also work.

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I love the crunch from the cucumbers and the tangy bite from the feta and olives. Feel free to leave out the chicken for an equally satisfying vegetarian lunch option. I hope you love this as much as I do!

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Mediterranean Chicken Pita Sandwich
 
Prep time
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 4-5 oz. cooked rotisserie chicken
  • ⅛ cup diced cucumber
  • 2 Tablespoons crumbled feta
  • 2 Tablespoons roasted red pepper, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons kalamata olives, chopped (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons minced red onion
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice, or more to taste
  • Salt and Pepper
  • ⅛ cup hummus (try my avocado hummus)
  • 2 whole wheat pitas rounds, sliced in half
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl mix the chicken, cucumber, feta, red pepper, olives, red onion, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Spread the hummus inside each pita half. Divide the chicken mixture between the four pita halves and serve with additional hummus and cucumber slices.
 

Appetizer Snacks

Muhammara (Roasted Red Pepper Dip)

The first time I tried Muhammara was at Momed, a modern Mediterranean restaurant in Beverly Hills. I had no idea what it was, so the waitress kindly let us sample some before we placed our order.

It. Was. Incredible.

Muhammara (Roasted Red Pepper Dip) Recipe l www.littlechefbigappetite.com

Muhammara, which is quite common in Syrian and Turkish cuisine, is a delicious roasted red pepper dip served with warm pita. This dip has incredible texture thanks to blended walnuts and breadcrumbs. It is thick, vibrant in color, and so perfectly spiced from cumin and red pepper flakes.

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My only issue with Muhammara is that it causes me to lose all self-control. MUST.EAT.ALL.THE.DIP.

Especially when there is warm, doughy pita bread involved…

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Besides toasting the walnuts, there is no cooking time involved, so this dip comes together in under 20 minutes.

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I served mine with warm Whole Wheat Pita and alongside a main meal of Mediterranean-spiced turkey meatballs.

Feel free to use this dip just as you would use hummus: on a sandwich, served with veggies, you name it!

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Travis already insisted that this become a staple in our house. I guarantee you’ll love this just as much as we do.

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Muhammara (Roasted Red Pepper Dip)
 
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 5-6
Ingredients
  • 7oz Jarred Roasted Red Peppers, rinsed (Alternatively, you can roast 2 large Bell Peppers in your oven)
  • ½ cup Whole Wheat Breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup Walnuts (Toasted in a small pan on medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes)
  • 4 Garlic Cloves (Mashed into a paste)
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Pomegranate Molasses (I found mine at Whole Foods)
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon Dried Red Pepper Flakes (or to taste)
  • 2-3 tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients except the olive oil in the bowl of a large food processor. Process for 20 seconds. Scrape down the sides. Process again on low, slowly adding the olive oil 1 Tablespoon at a time. Stop after each Tablespoon to check the consistency of the Muhammara. It should be thick and not completely smooth.
  2. Pour the contents into a bowl and either serve immediately or store in the fridge until ready to eat. I think it tastes best after it sits for a few hours.
 

Muhammara is one of my favorite appetizers! It's a roasted red pepper dip made with toasted walnuts and pomegranate molasses. Serve it with veggies or whole grain crackers for a healthy snack. ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com