Greek Salad on Grilled Pita Bread



No recipe is needed for this quick, easy and delicious salad.   I started with homemade no pocket pita bread

purchased from a vendor at the farmers’ market, grilled it, and topped it with bits of ingredients that I always have in the fridge.

The hot pita absorbs the dressing easily and it becomes one of the most flavorful elements in this dish.

Add fresh greens, arugula is  my favorite, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion,  Greek olives, crumbled feta and toasted pine nuts and you have the

perfect summer meal.  I added slices of leftover grilled steak, but shrimp, chicken or lamb would be delicious too.

I would add a scoop of hummus if I had it, but it is hearty and flavorful enough without it.

A simple vinaigrette  whisked up with fresh chopped oregano, mint and cracked pepper is all the dressing this salad needs.


I used sliced chicken breast instead of steak in this version of an open faced pita sandwich.

I added that scoop of hummus and one of tzatziki sauce and used the same simple dressing.

I promise, it tastes as good as it looks.





  1. Bonnie says

    This does make a very nice salad. Sometimes I use naan instead of the pita and just saw a new array of the Indian bread at my local grocer. I’m waiting for homegrown tomatoes and cucumbers around here. We had a delicious pizza at a restaurant in Berkeley that had fresh arugula scattered atop while still hot from the oven. It semi-wilted the green and brought out the peppery flavor. Can’t wait to try it.

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  2. Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook says

    Looks delicious! I made a Greek Salad on pita using hummus, I think I’d love it with steak! Great idea, Cathy!
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  3. kristy says

    Salad on pita bread!!! How awesome sounding is this. Oh dear, looks really irresisitible as well. Thanks for sharing it, Cathy. I wanna bite!
    Have a great day.
    Regards, Kristy
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  4. Rita says

    I was trying to figure out what was on your salad and realized it was steak. Love to get fesh new ideas for summer meals and these are very attractive.

  5. JG says

    A healthy salad at dinner is the best! I’ve never thought of serving it on grilled Pita Bread. Thanks!
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  6. The Slow Roasted Italian says

    What a fantastic salad! With the pita, its like lunch and dessert in one!
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  7. Foodiewife says

    I love the colors of this salad. I just love the way you photograph food. Your recipes could be on food calendars. This is one of my favorite salads.

  8. Bernideen's Tea Time blog says

    Thanks for a great blog and I made the changes for the link too!
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  9. Larry says

    Delicious – that pita sure looks better than what we get grom the grocery
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  10. Liz says

    Another reason I need to make homemade pitas! Wow, I could eat this for breakfast, lunch AND dinner…love a Greek salad, and with the addition of pita and hummus…oh, I’d be in heaven :)
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  11. Desserts In My Kitchen says

    This looks very refreshing. Perfect for these long hot summer days.
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  12. Linda says

    That is my kind of meal! Just gorgeous! Love it!
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  13. Marilyn says

    Again another recipe I must try. It sounds and looks delicious.
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  14. Pam says

    We have hot weather coming this weekend and this recipe is perfect for it! It not only tastes good, I’m sure; it is beautiful also with the variety of colors!

  15. Susan says

    That is a perfect meal for a summer day! I can taste it already :)
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  16. Kelly says

    Mmm this looks so healthy and delicious, love your pictures! Great blog you have here and so glad to be your newest follower! :)

  17. My Carolina Kitchen says

    Sounds delish Cathy. You know how I love salads. Tzatziki sauce is one of my favorites.
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  18. Karen says

    We have the same idea today. My Greek salad is made with the dressing waiting to be added. I’ve got shrimp marinating. I don’t have pita, I’m using rosemary olive bread that I will grill beside the shrimp.
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  19. gnee says

    Fresh and fabulous, a treat I could indulge in daily. We lived in the Greek part of NYC for 18 months and enjoy Greek salad often. Your pretty presentation is perfect!
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  20. Bizzy says

    This salad is awe inspiring. In other words, I wish it was on the table, in front of me, right now. Thanks for sharing this.
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  21. Rettabug says

    Dang Woman….everything you post makes me hungry!! This looks soooo good with all the elements & flavors of my recent Greek pasta salad only MORE!
    I intend to try the vinegar chicken you posted recently for tomorrow nights meal. You keep me cooking & learning & trying new recipes all the time & for that both DH & I are grateful.

    Happy 4th!!

    Thanks for encouraging me to plant those hydrangeas. I sure hope they take!!
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  22. Red Nomad OZ says

    So glad you visited my blog so I could find your new home! I’ve been on the road with dodgy internet access, so haven’t caught up with all my favourite blogs!

    As for this recipe? I’m salivating!!
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  23. Diana says

    Cathy, that is “mouth-watering-I-think-I-need-to-make-that-now” photo. What a great idea, and to think we have some left over tri-tip from yesterday’s dinner. PS: It appears we may have some wonderful weekend weather. Enjoy!
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  24. Vickie from Part Three says

    Beatiful and so delicous looking! I am a real gyro fan and this looks like a healthier version. Very nice idea to use steak instead of lamb, too. (hubby just doesn’t like lamb.)
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