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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.

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!

Avocado & Vegetable Pita Sandwich with Tzatziki Sauce

Yield: Serves 2

Ingredients:

Pita Sandwich:
2 pieces of whole wheat pita bread
1 avocado
½ cup crumbled Feta cheese
½ of a whole cucumber
½ cup shredded green cabbage
½ cup shredded purple cabbage
½ of a red bell pepper - sliced
1 tomato - sliced
½ cup arugula

Tzatziki Sauce:
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
½ of a whole cucumber
1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill
½ teaspoon diced garlic
1 teaspoon lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

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.

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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!