Greek Pita Pockets with Hummus

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It’s Friday.  It’s Friday.  It’s Friday!!  Someone is excited huh?  I have a hot date with my couch tonight and frankly it’s never looked better.  My husband has been home for the last week recovering from surgery and he’s built this “nest” as we’ve been calling it on the couch.  And honestly it’s sort of the best thing ever – tons of blankets and pillows – like an awesome cocoon of soft fluffy goodness.

I may have plans to steal it for a bit this evening.  Would that make me a bad wife??

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But before I park myself in the pile of blankets that is calling my name, we must do dinner.  A quick and easy dinner to be exact.  Like that transition?  I’m so smooth.

Because we need to talk about food for at least a few minutes.  It’s meals like this that have been getting me through the last few days.  Simple, delicious and plenty of leftovers for lunch.

Chop up a few greek salad-esq veggies, add in a light dressing and then spoon it into a pita pocket with some hummus and fresh spinach.  You can’t go wrong with that.

Greek Pita Pockets with Hummus | cookiemonstercooking.com

And then take your plate and go sit inside your fort made of blankets.  I’m seriously considering making the “nest” a permanent fixture on our couch.  No judging until you’ve tried it!

Greek Pita Pockets with Hummus
 
Yield: 4 to 6 sandwiches, depending on how full you stuff them
Ingredients
For the filling:
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup crumbled feta
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • juice of half of a lemon
For assembling:
  • 4 to 6 whole wheat pitas, cut in half
  • hummus
  • baby spinach leaves
Instructions
  1. To make the filling - add the red onion, cucumber, pepper, tomatoes, feta, oregano, salt and red pepper to a medium bowl. Drizzle in the olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice. Toss until well combined.
  2. To assemble - smear the desired amount of hummus on the inside of a pita. Place a handful of spinach on top of the hummus. Using a slotted spoon to get rid of any excess liquid, spoon in some of the filling. Serve immediately.
Notes
I personally don’t like olives - they are just not my thing. At all. But if you like them, add them into the filling!

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Comments

  1. Oooo I want to try these for lunch this week! I also want to try that couch cocoon idea, but for sure these glorious pita pockets :D I love how simple and delicious they look, Ashley!

  2. These look so fresh and healthy! I LOVE hummus so these are right up my alley!!

  3. Love your nest idea! I love Greek cuisine…one of my food obesessions :)

  4. This is the kind of food I grew up eating and it’s so much more healthier and refreshing than a heavy meal. I love your salad mixture !

  5. This looks pretty amazing for a afternoon lunch! I love how bright your photos are too, makes me want to reach through the screen and grab a pita pocket!

  6. I love hummus! And this is a great healthy way to enjoy it for lunch. Thanks for the idea–somehow I always forget that I can make a meal out of my hummus dip.

  7. Love the sound of your little Friday-night couch nest for two! This is a great idea, too, to plop a Greek salad in a pitta and add hummus. I don’t know why I don’t do that more often … especially as I’m right here in Greece!

  8. Greek salad with hummus is my go-to favorite lunch….in a fresh pita pocket, even better! As for judging permanent couch nests…we have several such nests at all times. I will fold up the blankets if we have to make room for company but otherwise, cozy trumps House Beautiful. :) I hope your husband’s recovery went well!

  9. I wouldn’t say bad wife, you’re comforting him, and showing him you agree with his couch/pillow and blanket fort. See? ;). This pita pocket looks so yummy, I love hummus and greek salads! Enjoy your weekend!

  10. Love Greek flavors… This is almost like a Greek salad wrapped up in a pita! Looks like a great, healthy dinner option!

  11. These look divine! This recipe takes me right back to my holidays in Greece- we’d eat Greek salad and pittas most days with the delicious local olive oil. And the feta cheese tastes so good too! :)

  12. I love cucumbers and hummus stuffed in a pita, can’t wait to try this recipe!

  13. Jo @ the contented baker says:

    Ha ha! I love my sofa too, especially when I can have my supper on my lap! These Greek pitta pockets look great!! Enjoy the weekend!

  14. thank GOODNESS it’s friday! i so needed this one. these look delish. p.s. i hate olives too :)

  15. A nest sounds like the perfect fix to me! I have a blanket and a pillow on the couch at all times. :)

    These pitas also sound perfect! I love anything that takes less than ten minutes to put together, especially when it looks this good.

  16. I love these pockets! So simple and quick and that’s so key for me after work otherwise it would likely be cereal for dinner.
    I hope your hubby is feeling better!
    I’m loving your nest idea. This past week was tough so I told my husband that I want to hybernate at home this weekend. I’ll be in my nest on the couch if you need me! ;)

  17. Mmmm this sounds like the perfect Friday night meal! Anything with hummus is a must make. I could eat it by the spoonful. Enjoy the nest and hope your husband recovers soon :)

  18. These look so healthy, light, refreshing and satisfying!! YUM!! Hope that you have a great weekend!

  19. I so want these for lunch right now! These look like the perfect easy and light meal. Love all the veggies you packed in there! I almost never make pita pockets at home, and now I really don’t know why. :) Love these!

  20. Yes, it’s finally Friday, I’m so happy!!!!!!! Aaahh I might or might not stel your blanket plan this evening too. I think I need both blankets and pita sandwiches after such an stressing week.
    Girl, these pitas look delicious, and your shots are gorgeous! Some of my favorites, actually.
    Happy Friday and enjoy your blanket time <3

  21. Easy on Friday night never looked as scrumptious! What a great start to the weekend! Enjoy those blankets!

  22. That makes two of us excited to relax on the couch this weekend! I love grilled pita pockets and try to make them often, especially in the summer when I have an abundance of cucumbers and tomatoes from my garden. Enjoy the weekend, Ashley!

  23. These photos are BEAUTIFUL!!! Totally jealous of your white background and cute vintage spoons :) Also I love pita pockets – they are delicious and filled with Greek goodness?! Yes please! Also – date night on the couch is what we are doing tonight with a version of lots of blankets, pillows, and Netflix! :) Have a great one Ashley!

  24. No judging over here. I wish my couch was a big nest! Hope you have a good weekend Ashley!

  25. These are so lovely Ashley. Thanks for sharing – will have one of these for lunch at work next week! x

  26. This is so right up my alley. I’m also so ready for the weekend. Have a great one!

  27. Hi There,
    It is looking so good with all the lovely pictures and write up as well. I have been here after a while but enjoyed scrolling through your rest of the wonderful recipes. I’ve bookmarked this special recipe of yours and would love to give it a shot. Thanks for sharing awesome posts and shall look forward to your next post. Have a wonderful week ahead.
    Best Regards, Sonia !!!

  28. This sounds like such a healthy lunch!! Yum!

  29. Hahahaha! –> I have a hot date with my couch tonight… that’s AWESOME Ashley! And, I won’t judge if you keep the nest as a permanent fixture on your couch. It sounds like a FABULOUS idea to me! And, I am loving the look of these Greek pita pockets! What a great, fast and easy meal. Pinned! Have a wonderful weekend nesting!!!

  30. Wedging out with these pita pockets in a couch “nest” sounds like a pretty perfect way to spend a Friday night!
    Hoping your husband has a quick recovery-even though that might mean the end of the “nest”! Happy Friday Ashley

    • Thanks Shashi! We were just talking last night about the upcoming end of the nest – it’s going to be a sad time : )

  31. Pretty! I love dinners that carry over into lunch the next day, especially when they’re healthy! Love these!

  32. This looks fresh and delicious, and I’d be all over it (being Greek and all). ha I think that whole next idea sounds fantastic, and my kids kinda do that. I always tell them to clean it up, when secretly I want it for myself. Hope your husband recovers quickly! You have a great weekend, my friend. :)

  33. That’s exactly how I plan on spending my Friday night too! I can’t wait! :-)

    These pitas remind me of summer! They look so refreshing and delicious!

  34. I love me some Greek pitas and these look awesome with the bright cherry tomatoes and spinach peeking out. I’m such a big fan of anything with hummus and I love quick and easy meals that are full of flavor like this! That leaves more quality time with the pile of blankets on my couch too ;) Yay for Friday and hope you have an amazing weekend lady!

  35. What a lovely light meal to have before sitting down around your pillow cocoon! : ) A mug of hot chocolate or a little dessert would go well with the imagery.
    I hope your husband is doing well and recovering after his surgery…have a relaxing weekend!

  36. Really, no olives? I am on the contrary, totally loving the olives. These pockets look awesome, Ashley.

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