When it’s WAY too hot in the kitchen, fill up and stay cool with these easy-to-make, no-cook, loaded hummus pitas. Though this summer recipe is Mediterranean-inspired, pita bread and hummus are a blank canvas. So if you have any leftover veggies in the fridge, add them to the mix to create a delicious lunch in a snap!
Do I have to use pita bread?
No, you don’t HAVE TO use pita. Naan is a great substitute. In fact, any sturdy sliced bread you have on hand will work great. This is also a great recipe to use up the last of those tortillas you’ve had hanging out in the back of the fridge for the last three weeks. (Is that just me?) The key is to use bread you don’t have to toast. Though if you WANT TO toast your bread, go for it. You can warm up a pita (or naan or tortillas) on the stove, in a dry pan over medium heat, or in a 350-degree preheated oven.
Do I have to use hummus?
For the ultimate convenience, reach for creamy store-bought hummus. Or if that’s not in your budget, you can always make your own. I’ve got some great hummus recipes that will only take you five minutes to whip up. If you’re not a hummus fan, try Greek yogurt or mashed avocado.
What else can I add to Loaded Hummus Pitas?
This recipe is endlessly customizable, which is music to my ears when it’s close to the end of the week and I’m trying to use up leftover odds and ends. Do you have some greens left over from yesterday’s salad? Use them! Do you still have some of the sliced radishes and raw diced onions from a take-out taco adventure? Go for it! Also try adding:
- Roasted summer vegetables
- Chopped cauliflower florets
- Chopped broccoli florets
- Sliced, pitted olives
- Sliced radish
- Sliced sweet peppers
- Pickled onions
- Artichoke hearts
- Shredded carrots
- Asparagus ends
- Chopped cold cuts
Loaded Hummus Pitas
- 1/2 cucumber ($0.53)
- 1 cup grape tomatoes ($1.08)
- 1/4 red onion ($0.09)
- 8 kalamata olives ($0.75)
- 1 Tbsp chopped parsley ($0.10)
- 2 oz. feta, crumbled ($0.82)
- 4 pitas ($1.99)
- 1 cup hummus ($2.20)
- 2 tsp olive oil ($0.11)
- 1 pinch salt ($0.01)
- 1 pinch pepper ($0.01)
- Dice the cucumber into small ¼-inch pieces. Slice the grape tomatoes in half. Dice the red onion. Roughly chop the parsley and crumble the feta.
- To assemble the pitas, spread ¼ cup hummus over the surface of each pita. Top with cucumber, tomato, red onion, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Finish with a little crumbled feta, chopped parsley, and a light drizzle of olive oil.
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How to Make Loaded Hummus Pitas – Step by Step Photos
For this recipe, you’ll need four pitas and a cup of hummus. You’ll also need to small dice half of a cucumber and a quarter of a red onion, slice a cup of grape tomatoes into halves, chop a tablespoon of fresh parsley, crumbled two ounces of feta cheese, and slice about eight kalamata olives.
Spread about a quarter cup of hummus on each pita.
Add the chopped cucumber, onion, and tomatoes to each pita, then add a pinch of salt and pepper.
Top each pita with a half-ounce of feta cheese, two kalamata olives, and a sprinkle of chopped parsley.
Finish with a drizzle of olive oil and enjoy!
Cold, crunchy, delicious, and filling! 🙌
I couldn’t find Pita at my local grocery store, so I used flour tortillas. I used some pimento peppers and a little bit of balsamic vinegar. It was delicious.
This was a great way to use up our leftover hummus and veggies at the end of the week! I used Trader Joe’s frozen garlic naan bread that I heated in the oven and then let cool for a few minutes. I didn’t have all the ingredients listed, but used hummus, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, red onion, salt, pepper, olive oil and parsley. My husband said they were delicious and he could eat them all the time! Definitely going in the lunch rotation for us! Thanks for a great idea!
This is literally one of my absolute FAVORITE snacks. I love to chop up some tomato, cucumber, and red onion at the beginning of the week to have these on hand for easy snacks. I eat it for breakfast a lot too :D
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I cannot say enough good things about these wraps! I crave them fortnightly.
Easy to make, filling, light, and delicious!
These were delicious! I followed exactly, but instead of Olive oil, salt and pepper at the end I added sliced pepperoni I and tzatziki leftover from last nights gyros. It was great both ways. Thanks Beth, for another yummy recipe. I can always count on yours to be good!
Pita bread is designed to form a pouch when heated e.g. in a toaster or an oven, and can be stuffed.
Is that not the case with Pita made in US?
It is, I just wanted to eat it open-faced. :)
Made this last night! Will definitely keep in mind for the future! This was so easy to customize and make it “ours”. We left out the onions and olives and added artichokes and LOTS of fresh mint and parsley. A drizzle of good olive oil was perfect. Made extras for lunch the next day. Was very tasty and flavorful! Thank you so much for sharing!
This was so easy to make on this hot summer day! Always a plus when it doesn’t involve cooking for dinner. Everyone gobbled it up and had seconds! Definitely will make again!
You should add a link to your pickled carrots, I’m sure those would fit really well :)
Yessss! Love it! :)
What a great simple idea, and much easier to eat than dipping pita chips into hummus. This has pack lunch possibilities, too. A piece of flat bread of any kind to be warmed in the microwave, with a small container of hummus, and the various toppings together in another small container