How To Make a Pita Wrap | Step by step guide to Wraps

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Today we're going to learn how to make a pita wrap.

Pitta wraps make great snacks or, combined with salad, a satisfying meal. If you're trying to capture that great taste in a pita wrap you remember from a trip to Greece or a great Greek restaurant, it's the spice sumac. (Learn to make pita wraps with photos and more tips.)

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: 10 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Lightly brush the bread with oil on both sides and cook slowly in a heavy skillet until soft and browned.
  1. If using leftovers, heat them in the skillet as well, with almost no oil (cook dry if possible).
  2. Place the pita on a napkin.
  3. Add a good amount the filling down the center: souvlakia, thin slices of cooked chicken, pork, or beef, and sprinkle with powdered sumac. Alternatively use sweet paprika. It gives a different flavor (sumac has a sour lemony taste) but just as good.
  4. Add thin slices of tomato and onion, and a tablespoon or two of tzatziki. Don't skimp.
  5. Using the napkin as a guide, roll the pita into a cone shape.

Tips:

  1. Use flat pita bread and not pocket bread, which is too thick for making good wraps.
  2. Don't skimp on the filling. The bread should be a container, not the main event.
  3. Greeks traditionally add french fries to their pita wraps, so if you have leftover french fries, heat them in the microwave and add them.

What You Need:

  • Pita Bread
  • Olive Oil
  • Filling
  • Sumac or sweet paprika
  • Tomato, thinly sliced, slices cut in half
  • Onion, very thinly sliced
  • Tzatziki