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Mediterranean Meatball Pita Sandwiches

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When you’re looking for an easy, nutritious, and delicious meal, this Mediterranean chicken pita sandwich is it! We’re using a smart kitchen shortcut (frozen chicken meatballs) to cut down on prep and adding in layers of fresh produce and bright flavor with a homemade tzatziki sauce and a simple Greek chopped salad. It’s incredible spring meal.

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Two pita sandwiches wtih meatballs

This recipe features a new product that I’m so excited about – Jones Dairy Farm Chicken Meatballs. The chicken meatballs are convenient, versatile, and delicious, in addition to being made with real, simple ingredients and without any binders! They are also Certified Gluten-Free, allergen friendly (free from the top allergens including soy, dairy, eggs, or wheat), antibiotic-free, and made with all-natural ingredients.

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Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

What You’ll Love About Chicken Pita Sandwiches

  • Quick and easy meal
  • Delicious, bright flavors and textures
  • Utilizes a smart kitchen shortcut
  • Easy to eat on-the-go (or in the backyard!)
  • Made with fresh and flavorful ingredients
  • Nutritionally balanced and satisfying

Ingredients

  • Pita bead – Look for pita bread pockets that can be stuffed with sandwich ingredients. There are great whole grain options if you can find them, but any variety will work.
  • Jones Dairy Farm Chicken Meatballs – These are the best frozen meatballs! These chicken meatballs are made with simple ingredients, made without any fillers or binders, and are a convenient and versatile option.
  • Tzatziki sauce – You can make this from scratch or use a premade tzatziki sauce for an easy shortcut.
  • Cucumber – I prefer to use Persian or English cucumbers, but you can also use standard cucumbers if you prefer just make sure you peel them and remove any excess seeds if desired.
  • Tomato – Use roma tomatoes for easy chopping or whatever tomatoes are in-season and try cherry or grape tomatoes if tomatoes aren’t in-season for a delicious option that’s available all year.
  • Feta cheese – I recommend using block feta cheese in brine for the best flavor, but if you can’t find that easily, crumbles will also work.
  • Kalamata olives – Kalamata olives are classic in Greek and Mediterranean dishes like this one, but you can also use your favorite olive variety.
  • Fresh dill – The addition of fresh herbs adds so much bright flavor, don’t skip it!
  • Red wine vinaigrette – Red wine vinegar, olive oil, dijon mustard, dried oregano, sea salt, black pepper
Ingredients to make meatball pita sandwich

How to Make a Mediterranean Pita Sandwich

This is an overview on how to make a pita sandwich, the detailed instructions can be found below in the recipe card.

Make tzatziki sauce. Combine Greek yogurt, olive oil, dill, garlic salt, and freshly cracked pepper. Store in refrigerator.
tzatziki sauce in a bowl
Prep ingredients. Dice cucumber, dice tomato, dice feta, chop olives, chop dill.
Mix salad dressing. Combine red wine vinegar, olive oil, dijon mustard, oregano, and salt and pepper. Whisk until emulsified. Add cucumbers, tomatoes, feta, and olives to dressing. Gently toss and sprinkle with fresh dill.
Tomato salad for pitas
Heat meatballs and pita. Heat the Jones Dairy Farm meatballs according to package instructions. Warm pita bread.
Meatballs cooking in a skillet
Assemble pita sandwiches. Spread a layer of tzatziki sauce into the pita bread and add a spoonful of the Greek salad. Add a few meatballs and top with extra salad and tzatziki.
Pita sandwich with meatballs

Storage Instructions

Store leftover components in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.

How to reheat

Reheat meatballs gently in a skillet for best results.

How to prep ahead

You can prep these sandwiches ahead:

  • Make tzatziki (if making from scratch) a day or two in advance
  • Dice Greek salad ingredients a day in advance
Mediterranean pita sandwiches

What to Serve with Pita Sandwiches

I love that these pita sandwiches contain everything I typically look for in a meal from a nutrition standpoint – protein, produce, energy, and flavor! But if you want to serve it with a few easy sides, here are some ideas:

How to Feed Pita Sandwiches to the Whole Family

I get it, feeding kids can be tough! But following the Division of Responsibility and knowing your job and your child’s job makes it SO much more enjoyable. You’ll be able to feed your kids any meal, which will help ensure that they are eating a variety of nutritious foods – with plenty of play food sprinkled in.

I would recommend serving the sandwich components deconstructed and letting everyone put together their own sandwich – which may not be a sandwich at all, but that’s ok!

Close up of Mediterranean pita sandwich

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pita sandwich

Mediterranean Pita Sandwiches with Chicken Meatballs

  • Author: Emily Dingmann of myeverydaytable.com
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Sandwich
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
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Description

When you’re looking for an easy, nutritious, and delicious meal, this Mediterranean chicken pita sandwich is it!


Ingredients

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For the tzatziki sauce

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup diced or grated cucumber
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper

For the salad

  • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 cups diced cucumbers (Persian or English so you can leave peel on)
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes (use a roma for easy chopping)
  • 4 oz. feta cheese (diced)
  • 1/3 cup kalamata olives (roughly chopped)
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill (chopped)

For pita sandwiches 

  • 1 package Jones Dairy Farm Chicken Meatballs
  • 4 fresh pita bread pockets, cut in half (so you have 8 halves)

Instructions

  1. Mix tzatziki sauce. Combine Greek yogurt, diced cucumber, olive oil, dill, garlic salt, and freshly cracked pepper. Set aside.
  2. Prepare ingredients:
    Dice cucumber.
    Dice tomato.
    Dice feta.
    Roughly chop olives.
    Roughly chop dill.
  3. Make salad. Mix dressing in a medium bowl. Combine red wine vinegar, olive oil, dijon mustard, oregano, and salt and pepper. Whisk until emulsified.
  4. Add cucumber, tomatoes, feta, and olives to the bowl of dressing. Gently toss together and sprinkle fresh dill over the top.
  5. Prep ingredients:
    Prepare meatballs according to package instructions.
    Warm pita in a 350 degree F oven or wrapped in a damp paper towel in the microwave, heating on high for 15-seconds, until warm.
  6. Assemble pita pockets. Spread a layer of tzatziki sauce into the pita bread and add a spoonful of the Greek salad. Add a few meatballs and top with extra salad and tzatziki if desired. 

Notes

  • You could use pre-made tzatziki if you want to take advantage of a shortcut! 

Keywords: pita sandwich, chicken pita sandwich, Greek pita sandwich

Food styling and photography by Loren Runion.

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