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Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Whole Wheat Pita Bread

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Flatbreads in the Mediterranean Diet

Flatbreads are very popular in most Mediterranean countries. Each has their own name and version, but they all pair amazingly well with the regional dishes of each. There are many reasons that they are so popular. Nothing is better than tearing off a piece of soft, warm pita bread and using it to scoop the magnificently colored Muhammara or smoky Baba Ganoush into your hungry mouth.

Pita Bread is Easy to Make

Pita bread is surprisingly simple and easy to execute. A little extra effort carries a huge reward and is worth every moment of preparation to savor these delectable treats. Have you ever tried a freshly baked or grilled pita? You must. The difference is night and day from the store-bought cracking and crumbling dry breads. These are fluffy, pliable and even suitable for rolling if cut large enough. The perfect vehicle for any spread, fresh pita is the perfect addition to any meze. Making your own bread is cheaper, healthier and easier than you have ever imagined. I hope you try this quick and easy Mediterranean flatbread. Your tastebuds will thank you for it.  The most important tip for a successful pita bread is having the right temperature water (between 105 and 115 degrees F) for the yeast.  The rest is simple: Make a dough, let it sit for 2 hours, roll out and bake.  It is one of the simpler breads to make.

Recipes to Accompany Pita Bread

Pita bread is perfect for any Mediterranean Diet meal plan which is why it is so popular in the Mediterranean.  From crunchy pita chips in a Fattoush salad to a stuffed pita full of fresh tomatoes, falafel and tahini sauce, pita bread has many versatile uses.  Here are 7 of our favorite recipes that are complimented by pita bread.

Lebanese Hummus

Muhamarra

Baba Ganoush

Fattoush Salad and Mezze Platter from Better Food Guru

Falafel Pita Pocket

Chicken Souvlaki Pita Pocket

Ful Medames

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