Piled-High Vegetable Pitas


Fresh, bright flavors come alive in these easy vegetarian pitas. Give yourself enough time to make the roasted vegetables called for in the recipe—or make them a day or two in advance for a healthy meal that takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. These pitas would also work well with whatever leftover cooked veggies you have on hand. No need to warm the roasted veggies up; this recipe tastes great chilled or at room temperature.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 cup canned no-salt-added chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and patted dry

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

  • teaspoon ground pepper

  • 2 cups Roasted Butternut Squash & Root Vegetables (see Associated Recipes)

  • 1 1/3 cups Lemon-Roasted Mixed Vegetables (see Associated Recipes)

  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach

  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • ¼ cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese (1 oz.)

  • 2 (6 to 7 inch) whole-wheat pita bread rounds, halved horizontally and lightly toasted (see Tip)

  • ½ cup hummus

  • Lemon wedges


  1. Heat oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Add chickpeas; sprinkle with paprika, garlic powder, cumin, and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until the chickpeas are lightly browned, 6 to 8 minutes.

  2. Transfer the chickpeas to a medium bowl. Add Roasted Butternut Squash & Root Vegetables, Lemon-Roasted Mixed Vegetables, spinach, tomatoes, and feta; toss gently to combine. Serve with pita, hummus, and lemon wedges.


For a lower-carb alternative, use thin pita pockets or serve vegetables in lettuce wraps; try Bibb or butterhead lettuce.


See how to use the leftover roasted vegetables in this 1,500-calorie diabetes meal plan.

Associated Recipes

Roasted Butternut Squash & Root Vegetables

Lemon-Roasted Mixed Vegetables

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

399 Calories
15g Fat
53g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 pita half + 1 1/4 cups vegetables each
Calories 399
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 13g 45%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 15g 30%
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Vitamin A 11234IU 225%
Vitamin C 90mg 99%
Folate 119mcg 30%
Sodium 723mg 31%
Calcium 161mg 12%
Iron 4mg 23%
Magnesium 121mg 29%
Potassium 859mg 18%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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