Who’s been so busy some days they wish they had a 5 minute meal that didn’t require any prep and can also clean out the fridge? I’ve got a great clean out the fridge pita wrap. You can really make these so many ways, it’s wonderful! Not only that, but it’s basically a copy cat of Pita Pit.
We almost always have some sort of frozen veggie burgers in the freezer for days we don’t have time to cook and don’t have leftovers. We recently found these superfood veggie burgers at Costco, and they come in a bulk size pack. They’re very good and only take about 8 minutes to grill.
Why you’ll love these pitas?
These pitas are really easy to make. Cut up your favorite veggies, or whatever you have in your fridge. Heat up a veggie burger (or regular burger/meat of choice if you’re not into the veggie patties). Cut up the “meat” of the wrap and throw it all together. I start with any spreads (hummus, guacamole, tzatziki, etc), leafy greens, chopped veggies, “meat”, and finally the sauce or little toppings (seeds, nuts, etc.).
These are seriously so versatile. I typically put spinach, cucumber, tomato, onion, the veggie burger, and teriyaki sauce on mine, but when I make them for my husband, I do a layer of guacamole, the veggies, burger patty, and some shredded cheese. He thinks of it almost like a taco sandwich.
Filling. One word. These bad boys will fill you up. They’re packed full of protein, veggies, and carbs. If you get whole wheat pitas (or make your own if you have the time), you’re also getting a lot a fiber, which most of us don’t get enough of.
How to make (veggie) burger pita wraps?
This is the best part. You need to heat up your “meat” which we use veggie burgers, but you can do whatever you want. Beef, chicken, soy meat chunks, you name it. Next cut it up into small pieces, usually about 12 pieces per patty. Chop up any veggies you want to add to your pita as well. Heat your pita in the microwave for about 10 seconds or leave it cold and top.
Spread any spread on the pita you want to use. We usually use hummus or guacamole. Next add your leafy green vegetables. After the leafy greens, add any chopped veggies and “meat”. Finally top with any dressing/sauces and if you want to add any nuts or spices (oregano, Italian, salt and pepper, etc.). For terms of simplicity, I usually don’t use nuts, seeds, or spices, but they do add flavor and texture.
Fast and easy main course that will keep you full and is vegetarian/vegan friendly.
- 2 whole wheat pitas
- 2 veggie burger patties (or whatever meat you choose to use)
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 1/4 cup cucumber chopped
- 1/2 tomato chopped
- 1/8 cup onion chopped
- Spread (Guacamole, hummus, tzatziki)
- Sauce (teriyaki, mayo, ranch, etc.)
- Veggies of choice (zucchini, bell pepper, mushrooms, jalapeno, etc.)
- Nuts or seeds
- Seasoning (Italian, salt and pepper, oregano, etc).
- Shredded Cheese
- 1. Cook the veggie patties or meat of choice. We usually grill the veggie patties.
- 2. Cut up any vegetables that are going on the pita wrap.
- 3. Heat the pita wraps for 10 seconds in the microwave, or serve cold if you prefer.
- 4. Spread any spreads on the pita.
- 5. Add leafy greens to the wrap.
- 6. Spread chopped veggies and veggie patty or meat chunks.
- 7. Add sauce and any optional ingredients.
- 8. Enjoy!
To make this vegan omit cheese and meat products. Make sure you use a vegan friendly pita. The ones we use actually say vegan friendly on the package.
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 6.5||10%|
|Total Carbohydrate 50.8 g||16.9%|
|Dietary Fiber 7.5 g||30%|
|Sugars 10.8 g|
|Protein 9.4 g|
|Vitamin A||Vitamin C|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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Let me know what you used on your pita in the comments below!