Spicy Veggie Pita Sandwich

Spicy Veggie Pita Sandwich

When you put together a few aromatic and tasty vegetables, a little cooking oil, some herbs and spices, you get a nice filling for a sandwich. But if you like pita bread or pocket bread, then all you have to do is stuff this filling in your pocket bread. And now you have a wonderful, healthy sandwich, but different from the usual.

Spicy Veggie Pita Sandwich 

Spicy Veggie Pita Sandwich


Hover over the highlighted Keywords below for Images and/or Description of some of the Ingredients: 

Avocado, Bell Peppers, Black Pepper, Cayenne, Cilantro, Coriander, Cumin, Garlic, Olive Oil, Onions, Tomatoes


Spicy Veggie Pita Sandwich

Spicy Veggie Pita Sandwich

Serves 2
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Region Indian


  • 2 Pita breads (large ones, if possible, whole wheat or regular)
  • 1 Onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 Bell Pepper (finely chopped)
  • 1 Tomato (finely chopped)
  • 1 stick Celery (peeled, finely chopped)
  • 1 Small Potato (with or without skin, finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 4 tablespoons Olive Oil (or Avocado oil, or any cooking oil)


  • 4 cloves Garlic (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons Cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup Grated Cheese (Mozarella, Spicy Jack, Provolone)


Serving Suggestions:

1) Serve hot.
2) Serve with a side of fruit or chips.


1) If you are Vegan, skip the cheese.


Step 1

Place a non-stick frypan on medium heat. Add oil.

Step 2

When oil is hot, add the onion and bell pepper. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir fry for 5 minutes.

Step 3

Add garlic and cook for 3 minutes, or until garlic is cooked.

Step 4

Add the chopped celery and potatoes. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir fry the veggies uncovered. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the celery and potatoes are cooked.

Step 5

Add the spices. Add the tomatoes. Stir fry for 2 minutes. Add the cilantro. Mix thoroughly. Lower the heat to Simmer or Very Low.

Step 6

Have a microwaveable Platter ready to place the finished pita sandwiches.

Step 7

Place a pita bread in the toaster oven, or a microwave oven). When the pita is slightly heated up, take it out. Cut a pita into two in the middle.

Step 8

Take a heated up pita-half in your hand. Using your fingers, pry it open slightly until it creates a pocket. Sometimes it may not be a perfect pocket, but that's okay.

Step 9

Add 1 tablespoon of grated cheese at the bottom of the pita-half.

Step 10

Add a few tablespoons of the veggie mixture, one tablespoon at a time, until almost full.

Spicy Veggie Pita Sandwich
Step 11

Top it with a tablespoon of grated cheese, if you like, and if there is room. Place the pita-half sideways on a microwaveable platter.

Step 12

Repeat Step 8 through 11, until all the pita-half sandwiches are done.

Step 13

When the four pita-half sandwiches are done, place the platter with the sandwiches in the microwave for a minute on High, or until the cheese appears melted a little.

Step 14

Serve the sandwiches hot, with a side of fruit or chips.

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