Greek Veggie Pita and Tzatziki Sauce

Posted by on May 28, 2020 in blog

Yasas everyone, Claire here. If we haven’t “met” yet, I help Mama Jess out with recipes and food photography (you can catch me on Instagram @mamajessfounder). I am feeling nostalgic today because on May 28, 2015 (five whole years ago!) I boarded a plane to spend the summer in Greece working in Thessaloniki. I knew no one, didn’t speak a word of Greek, and was going for the first time.

I connected with new friends over mezzes, or small plates, of some of the best food I have ever had in my life. So today, I decided to make a greek-inspired recipe: roasted veggies in a pita with tzatziki sauce! I added feta because no Greek recipe is complete without feta.

This recipe is 100% vegetarian and can easily be vegan (just leave out the feta!). The trick is to small-dice all of the veggies so you can stuff a lot of them in the pita pocket AND to marinate them for at least 30 minutes ahead of time. I made enough roasted veggies to keep in the fridge and enjoy all weekend long with some pita, feta, olives, and leftover tzatziki!

Kalí óreksi!

Greek Veggie Pitas


Pita bread, or pita pockets

Feta cheese

1 zucchini, small diced

3 large carrots, peeled and small diced

1 red pepper, small diced

8oz button mushrooms, small diced

1 cherry tomatoes (whole)

1/2 red onion, small chopped

4 tbsp olive oil

Spice blend: 1 tsp each

Salt, pepper, oregano, parsley, basil, dill, garlic powder



  1. In a large bag, marinate all of the prepared veggies with the olive oil and spice blend. Marinate for 30 minutes up to overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  3. Arrange veggies on a large baking sheet, or two to avoid overcrowding the pan. Roast for about 30-40 minutes, or until the veggies start to brown.
  4. Allow to cool a bit before scooping veggies into pita pocket. Sprinkle feta cheese on top. Enjoy with tzatziki sauce

Greek Tzatziki Sauce


1 cup tart Greek yogurt

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp basil

1 tbsp dill (dried or fresh)

1 tbsp salt


Whip together until ingredients are combined. Enjoy!