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Mediterranean Bowls

It's a bowl. It's a pita. It's a sandwich. It's all the things and I'm here for it. Mediterranean Bowls are the new deconstructed gyro and our current favorite way to get a quick exciting dinner on the table in mere minutes. We pepper ground chicken with citrusy sumac, sweet sun-dried tomatoes and plenty of onion and garlic before nestling the mixture on top of cheesy Labneh. We serve it with warm, soft pita bread and plenty of cucumber for crunch. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword greek pitas, Mediterranean Bowls, Mediterranean pitas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 304 kcal
Author Nicole

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb ground chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp za'atar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 10 oz labneh See blog post for notes
  • 1 English cucumber, sliced
  • 6 pitas
  • 1/4 cup toasted chopped walnuts (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet to a medium heat. Add the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the onion. Saute until slightly softened, about 2-3 minutes. Add garlic. Cook one minute.

  2. Add ground chicken, salt, and sumac. Use a wooden spoon to break up the chicken into very small pieces. Brown just until cooked through. Add sun-dried tomato and lemon juice. Cook one minute. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  3. Heat the pita bread. Spread the labneh on the bottom of a plate or shallow bowl. Top with chicken mixture. Arrange cucumbers around. Tuck pita bread in. Sprinkle with walnuts if desired. You can also heat the pita bread. Spread the labneh on the pita. Top with chicken. Layer cucumbers on top of the chicken. Sprinkle with nuts. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
Mediterranean Bowls
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl or pita)
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 805mg35%
Potassium 502mg14%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 84IU2%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 111mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.