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Avocado Vegetable Pita Sandwich with Tzatziki Sauce

I just love the yogurt and cucumber sauce that’s served with Greek food.  To be honest, I didn’t even know the name of this sauce until recently.

Tzatziki sauce is traditionally made with Greek yogurt because it’s thicker than regular yogurt.

Since fresh vegetables in my area are a great bargain right now, I thought it would be a fun idea to make a veggie pita sandwich.

Ok….my real motive with making pita sandwiches was to have something that I could put the Tzatziki sauce on so I could totally overdo it by adding a huge amount of this sauce because it’s so delish.

But, I held off on going overboard with the Tzatziki sauce until after I took the pictures below.

I happened to have regular yogurt on hand so I strained it a bit by putting it in a coffee filter for about 15 minutes before using it.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Fresh veggies, avocado, and feta cheese…

…whole wheat pita bread and arugula…

….and the ingredients for the Tzatziki Sauce.

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

For the pita sandwich:

Leave the skin on the cucumber and slice it in fairly thin slices.

Cut the red bell pepper in thin strips.  Slice the purple and green cabbage, and the tomatoes.

Then, cut the avocado in half.  Using a spoon, scoop out the avocado from each half and slice it in about ½ inch thick pieces.

Cut the pita bread in half and carefully open each piece so that a pocket forms.  The bread tends to be delicate so be careful that it doesn’t tear.

Add the avocado, tomatoes, feta cheese, cucumber, red bell pepper and both cabbages; top with the arugula.  Set aside.

For the Tzatziki Sauce:

Cut the skin off of the cucumber and hollow out the middle to remove the seeds.  Then, dice the cucumber.

In a medium bowl, add the yogurt.  (If using regular yogurt, strain out the excess liquid)

Then add the diced cucumber, garlic, dill, and lemon juice.  Stir together, and salt and pepper to taste.

Top the pita sandwich with the Tzatziki Sauce.

Serve with a side of arugula topped with the leftover veggies and Tzatziki Sauce.

Enjoy!

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Avocado & Vegetable Pita Sandwich with Tzatziki Sauce

A refreshing combination of vegetables topped with delicious homemade Tzatziki sauce.

Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword Pita, Pita Sandwich, Tzatziki Sauce, Vegetarian
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

For the Pita Sandwich:

  • 2 pieces of whole wheat pita pocket bread cut in half
  • 1 avocado cut in half lengthwise, seed removed, meat scooped out with a spoon and cut into 1/2 thick slices
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 of a whole cucumber, skin on sliced widthwise into thin slices
  • 1/2 cup shredded green cabbage or thinly cut
  • 1/2 cup shredded purple cabbage or thinly cut
  • 1/2 of a red bell pepper stem and seeds removed, sliced
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • 1/2 cup arugula

For the Tzatziki Sauce:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 of a whole cucumber, peeled cut in half lengthwise, hollow out the seeds in the middle with a spoon, and dice the cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon diced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 dashes salt or to taste
  • 2 dashes ground black pepper

Instructions

For the Pita Sandwich:

  1. Carefully open each half of pita bread so that a pocket forms. The bread tends to be delicate so be careful that it doesn’t tear. 

  2. On the inside of the pita pockets, add the avocado, tomatoes, feta cheese, cucumber, red bell pepper and both cabbages.  Top with arugula.  Set aside.

For the Tzatziki Sauce:

  1. In a medium bowl, add yogurt (if using regular yogurt, strain out the excess liquid), diced cucumber, garlic, dill, and lemon juice. 

  2. Stir together, and salt and pepper to taste.

  3. For Serving - Top the pita sandwich with Tzatziki Sauce and serve. 

  4. Serve with a side of arugula topped with the leftover veggies and Tzatziki Sauce.

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4 Comments

  1. I was just searching the internet for healthy meals this week and am so glad I stumbled upon this one! It looks fantastic and will be on the agenda for the week. Thanks for sharing!

  2. That’s my kind of sandwich! So beautiful and healthy! Thank you for sharing!