5 Ways to Fill a Pita Pocket

Spicy Pita Pockets with Chicken, Lentils and Tahini Sauce © Ashley Rodriguez
By F&W Editors Posted April 26, 2016

There's more than just falafel.

Warm pita filled with supercripsy falafel makes a perfect pairing—but when it comes to pita pocket sandwiches, the filling options are endless. From delicious vegetarian roasted eggplant and hummus to juicy, Moroccan-inspired steak, here are five excellent ways to stuff pita.

1. Lamb Pita Pockets with Tomato-Ginger Compote

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Chef Andres Barrera slow-roasts lamb until tender, then stuffs it into warm pitas along with pickled red onions, feta cheese and a bright-flavored tomato-ginger compote.

2. Shrimp and Avocado Pockets

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Don't want to turn on the stove? Make this easy no-cook dish.

3. Israeli Roast Eggplant, Hummus and Pickle Sandwiches

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Try this fantastic vegetarian sandwich with a dry, raspberry-scented rosé.

4. Spicy Pita Pockets with Chicken, Lentils and Tahini Sauce

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Roasted chicken from the deli makes quick work of this tasty Middle Eastern sandwich.


5. Skirt Steak with Moroccan Spice Rub and Yogurt Sauce

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A Moroccan spice rub is terrific on juicy skirt steak.

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