Hummus and pita bread is undoubtedly one of the quintessential food pairs. So common, in fact, that mentioning one of these treats will usually make people think of the other! For centuries, Greeks have enjoyed hummus with pita bread, as Lebanese have with fatteh bread, and Egyptians have with saboob bread. There’s no getting around the fact that hummus with pita bread dippers has a long history as a great snack or part of a tasty meal.
Additionally, in these times of modern high-calorie and unhealthy foods, hummus and pita calories are fairly low. For ½ cup of hummus and a whole pita bread, you’re at right about 350 calories… and the snack is packed with the bevy of nutrients hummus has to offer! Higher in complex carbs and plant-based protein, the calories in hummus and pita are perfect for fueling up for exercise, or getting you through the mid-afternoon slump.
Get Creative with Your Pita Bread and Hummus!
Obviously, we all know the feeling of wanting a quick hummus and pita break. However, maybe we’re just a little tired of grabbing plain pita and traditional-flavor hummus. Maybe it’s time to spice things up a bit with innovative organic hummus flavors and fresh ingredients.
The best part is, these novel pita/hummus meals are super easy to prep! In only a few extra minutes, you can prepare creative snacks and even delicious lunches or dinners that still give you the convenience, as well as the low hummus and pita calories, we all love!
The recipes below are just a small sample of the scrumptious hummus and pita bread recipes you can find at our HOPE Kitchen, YouTube channel, and Instagram foodie community. Snacks, breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, you name it—we’ve got you covered with healthy and nutritious foodie fuel!
Our Favorite Hummus with Pita Bread Recipes
If you’ve had your fill of grease and cheese, take this uber-healthy pita and hummus creation for a spin. Seasoned zucchini slices, red onion, grilled corn, goat or feta cheese, and heirloom tomatoes add flavor to a pita bread crust and Red Pepper hummus sauce. Top with fresh basil and red pepper flakes, and you’ve got a sumptuous lunch or dinner.
Few hummus with pita bread recipes are more ubiquitous than the classic gyro, and for good reason! But instead of going down the traditional lamb-and lettuce route, try this fresh take: create a sauce to marinade out of oil, garlic, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, paprika, salt and pepper. Toss some cucumber and tomato in it. Then throw this veggie salad on a pita with Original Recipe or Roasted Black Garlic hummus, red onion, baked chicken, and feta. YUM.
Fresh, fresh, fresh! This green delight combines a full flavor with low hummus and pita calories. Brush your pita with oil, bake until crisp, and add a layer of Original Recipe hummus—then top with a medley of cucumber, tomato, Kalamata olives, red onion, baby arugula, lemon juice, spices, and feta. So easy, and simple to scale for a solo meal or for guests.
It can be a chore to predict what hummus and pita bread creation your guests will want… so why not let them choose? Whip up some oven-warmed pitas, baked chicken with spices, grilled veggies, and a few creative hummus flavors like Thai Coconut Curry, Kale Pesto, and Sea Salt & Olive Oil. Then just watch them do the rest.
Normally this zesty recipe would call for a whole wheat tortilla, but we won’t tell if you try this tangy hummus with pita bread instead. Give your chicken salad some kick with Buffalo Bleu hummus, then lay it on a lettuce leaf and wrap it all in a pita shell. Then top with some buffalo sauce if you really want some zing!
Whether you’re after those low hummus and pita calories or simply some new takes on a classic pairing, we’ve got you covered. Try one of these delights today, or let us know if you’ve got a new pita and hummus classic you think we should feature.