Scoop up the creamy hummus, crispy chickpeas and tangy salad with pita wedges, or serve it all tucked into a halved pita pocket for dinner on the go. If you have the ingredients on hand, make a quick sauce with Greek yogurt, lemon juice and chopped fresh mint and drizzle over the spiced chickpeas.
Mediterranean cuisine is not only one of the healthiest, it’s also one of the most flavorful. Tart lemons, fragrant garlic and sweet and tangy balsamic vinegar are just a few of its trademark ingredients, and we’ve included them all. These family-friendly pitas also feature bell peppers, which are rich in antioxidants, including lycopene, beta-carotene and ferulic acid, all of which work together to fight potentially cancer-causing free radicals in the body.
Aromatic soup with green peas, cool mint and fresh basil contrasts with zesty orange sautéed shrimp in this light meal.
Za’atar, a Middle Eastern spice mix made of dried herbs and seeds such as sumac, thyme and sesame, is the seasoning du jour, popping up on menus in the hottest restaurants. Here, we make our own to flavor lemon-kissed chicken, which pairs perfectly with cilantro hummus and tangy pickled radishes.
With more fiber and less fat than your typical deli bagel with cream cheese and lox, this pocket still delivers savory speedy satisfaction. Protein-rich pouched or canned salmon in lieu of the traditional smoked and cured variety kicks loads of sodium and nitrites out of the picture.
These loaded paninis, or "little breads" in Italian, don't require a panini press - a toaster oven and a quick press with your hand works too. Alternatively, you can heat the pitas on a grill pan with another pan over top for pressure to get those signature grill marks. With Clean Eating, the options are endless!