Did you recently read my article about the difference between naan and pita bread? Then I probably made you a bit hungry (sorry!). And with those hunger pangs, you likely thought – “Wait, what am I supposed to eat with pita bread?” Don’t worry, I’m here to help. I’ve found the most delicious items to pair with pita!
Lots of yummy food items pair with pita bread! From hummus to chicken salad, roasted veggies to taco fillings, you can pair just about anything with this top-notch bread.
Hi! My name is Michelle, and if I’m being 100% honest, I eat way more bread than I should. I can’t help it – it’s just so yummy! I enjoy all kinds, from delightfully sour sourdough loaves to sweet cornbread. I can’t get enough bread in my life.
Needless to say, you’ll want to find out the best things to eat with pita bread from a bread connoisseur and mega-fan like myself. Find out which items I ranked top to pair with pita below!
- Top 8 Things to Eat With Pita Bread
- Pita, Yes Please-a!
Top 8 Things to Eat With Pita Bread
Soft, chewy, and with a handy pocket (most of the time – hence the name “pita pocket”), pita bread is a delightful addition to any diet.
Yet, if you’ve never had it, you might wonder what to eat it with. (That, or you’re sick and tired of the same ole, same ole. Trust me – been there, done that.)
Regardless, I’ve come up with a top ten list of the best things you eat with pita bread.
Spoiler alert: You’re going to be hungry by the end of this article!
There are plenty of things to eat with this creamy, smooth, and savory dip.
Some people prefer to eat with vegetables, like carrots and celery. Others enjoy hummus with chips, pretzels, and other salty goods.
But one way you definitely need to try is with pita bread.
Pita bread’s soft texture and slightly nutty flavor pair beautifully with the hummus taste. You really can’t go wrong. This is bound to be your new favorite snack!
Tip: Red pepper hummus tastes especially amazing with pita bread!
2. Chicken Shawarma
Pita bread originated in the Middle East. Needless to say, Middle Eastern flavors pair best with their Middle Eastern companion, pita bread.
My personal favorite?
Chicken shawarma is loaded with spices and seasonings for an enchantingly flavorful, protein-rich finish. Paired with just as tasty yogurt sauce featuring cloves, cumin, and lemon, this is the ideal filling for pita bread pockets.
3. Chicken Salad
Chicken salad? Yup, it’s a classic.
But who said it had to be served with bread? How boring!
Switch up your typical lunch routine and opt for chicken salad stuffed with pita bread instead.
Chicken salad not your thing? No problem! Egg salad is also a welcome filling for pita bread.
4. Peanut Butter and Jelly
What’s another timeless lunch that plenty of people – young and old – munch on daily?
Peanut butter and jelly, of course!
But if you’re looking to refine your PB&J, I have one great trick for you – turn your pita pocket into a peanut butter and jelly “sandwich.”
Pro tip: Microwave your PB&J for about ten seconds to make an ooey-gooey sandwich that tastes more like dessert. Toss your pita PB&J onto a panini press to add some delightful crispy texture that will satisfy your taste buds.
5. Fresh or Roasted Vegetables
Are you looking to add more veggies to your diet?
I will let you in on a little secret – pita bread tastes fabulous with vegetables!
Keep things simple by slicing up your favorites – like carrots, celery, mushrooms, and bell peppers. Add some sauces, if you’d like, like ranch or vinaigrette.
The other option is to roast your veggies beforehand. Roast them with savory seasonings, like garlic and onion powder. Or, make it a sweet treat by roasting with cinnamon, brown sugar, and clove.
Tip: Not a veggie person? Don’t worry – you can throw your favorite fruits with some cream cheese or other yummy spread into the pocket for a nutrient-dense option.
Uhh, tacos? Are you sure, Michelle?
Yes, I’m positive.
I don’t know – maybe it’s because sometimes I feel too lazy to make taco shells. (I know it’s not exceptionally difficult, but it’s one of those things I just hate doing.)
Or, maybe it’s because a pita pocket loaded with taco goodies – like ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, and the like – is one of the best things I’ve ever tasted.
Who knows, and honestly, who cares when it tastes that good? *Shrugs*
I need a hero!
Well, no, I need a gyro. And I need it made with pita bread, please.
Gyros made with pita bread are just, well, plain awesome.
Basically, you’ll fill your pita bread with the same toppings you’d usually use – meat (lamb is my favorite), lettuce, tomato, and onions. Don’t forget the tzatziki sauce to pull it all together!
8. Curry Anything
Curry is one of my favorite things.
The flavors are so intense yet comforting. Who thought that was possible?
To make this dish even more inviting, I enjoy pairing it with pita. Essentially, I dip the pita bread into the succulent blend of turmeric, ginger, garlic, coriander, and other incredible spices and take a big bite.
By the looks of this list, it’s pretty clear – pita bread is basically excellent paired with anything. If you want to keep learning, here are some frequently asked questions to check out.
What does everyone eat pita with?
There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to what to eat with pita bread. Everything tastes amazing with this Middle Eastern type of bread. However, most people tend to stuff it with their favorite fillings, whether a simple kind of hummus or more extravagant concoctions!
What can I eat with pita chips besides hummus?
If you don’t want to eat your pita chips with hummus, there are plenty of other dips you can enjoy with. Some of the crowd favorites include spinach artichoke dip, buffalo chicken dip, and all kinds of salsas.
Is pita bread healthier than bread?
Pita bread can undoubtedly be described as a healthier option compared to bread. That’s because it is lower in calories, higher in protein and iron, and contains a wealth of vitamins and minerals. Many pita breads are also packed with whole grains.
Pita, Yes Please-a!
When it comes to pita, you can enjoy it with almost anything. My personal favorites include hummus, chicken shawarma, and curry. However, it’s fun to replace it with favorite lunches, such as peanut butter and jelly or chicken salad!
Do you like pita bread as much as I do? What do you like to eat it with? Share in the comment section below!About Michelle