This post is sponsored by HOPE Hummus. All comments and opinions are my own.
Warm weather calls for fresher, lighter meals. So while I eat salads year round, I do tend to eat them much more often when the weather is nice and warm.
There are dozens and dozens of different combinations possible when it comes to a good salad. You can change out the greens and the proteins. Add a variety of toppings like veggies, nuts and cheeses. And of course change things up just by swapping out different dressings. I would imagine that you could make a completely different salad every day of the year if you really tried.
But no matter what kind of said I make, one of my favorite modifications is the vessel that holds the salad. While a bowl or plate my be the typical way to serve a salad, I like to shake things up and serve my salad in a pita!
Who says you have to have a bowl and fork for a salad? A salad in a pita gives you all the flavors you love and kicks things up a notch by adding a portability component. So you get a tasty lunch without having to keep up with utensils or containers.
One of my all-time favorite salads to stuff into a pita is a Mediterranean Salad with Hummus Dressing. The combination of textures and flavors is absolutely delicious and it only takes just minutes to prepare.
I just toss together some fresh veggies including romaine lettuce, tomatoes, red onion and some pepperoncini. Toss in a few Kalamata olives and a little feta cheese. And for the dressing, I start with a tub of HOPE Hummus.
You already know how great HOPE Hummus is with your favorite veggies and chips. So just imagine how amazing it is as a dressing on your salad. All you have to do is whisk up a little hummus with some olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper for an amazing way to bring flavor to basic salad greens.
The best part is that HOPE Hummus already has amazing flavor built in so you don’t have to fuss with a lot of other ingredients. And you can change up the flavor of your dressing just by swapping out the flavor of hummus you use. HOPE Original Hummus is a fantastic fresh flavor that goes great with any salad recipe. Or you can shake things up and use HOPE Sea Salt & Olive Oil Hummus or that tasty Spicy Avocado Hummus instead. All bring great flavor to any salad and are ready in a flash.
I have been using HOPE Hummus as a base for my salad dressings for quite a while so honestly, I just eyeball the recipe at this point. But, I wanted to make sure you had the basic directions… so my favorite version is below. But, feel free to use my recipe as a starting point and go ahead and make whatever changes you’d like to make it perfect for you.
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Mediterranean Salad in Pita with Hummus Dressing
- 1/3 cup HOPE Sea Salt & Olive Oil Hummus
- 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- salt & pepper to taste
- water for thinning - if desired
- 4 pita bread - halved with pockets opened
- 4 cups Romaine lettuce - torn
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes - halved
- 1/8 cup cucumber -thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup Kalamata olives
- 1/4 cup feta cheese - crumbled
- 1/8 cup red onion - thinly sliced
- Combine ingredients to make hummus dressing in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Add water as needed to thin to desired consistency.
- Place all salad ingredients (EXCEPT PITA) in a large bowl. Drizzle with the prepared dressing and toss to combine.
- Spoon the salad into the 8 pita pockets. Serve and enjoy!
Look for three amazing varieties in the deli at your local Publix.
- HOPE Hummus Original Recipe
- HOPE Hummus Sea Salt & Olive Oil
- HOPE Hummus Spicy Avocado
You really can’t go wrong no matter which variety you choose. All three are packed with favor and taste like homemade—you know, if you had time to make it yourself. What sets hope apart is that HOPE uses special methods of cold, high pressure to retain fresh flavors, capture their unique made-at-home texture, and provide optimal nutrition and safety without the use of artificial preservatives. This technique is what makes their fresh taste different from other hummus products on the market!
And there’s another reason to love HOPE Hummus… they are now certified Plastic Neutral! Plastic Neutral means that they recover as much plastic from nature as they use in their products and packaging through their new partnership with rePurpose Global. By purchasing Hope Foods products, YOU can help them recover even more plastic from the environment. For each pack sold, they give back to rePurpose Global.