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labneh pita sandwich cut in half on a plate

Labneh Pita Sandwich With Za'atar


  • Author: Lily
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This labneh sandwich is made with Lebanese pita bread, homemade labneh, zaatar, olive oil, fresh mint, sliced cucumbers, and tomatoes. It's rolled up into a pita burrito that can be eaten on the go!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 large Lebanese pita bread loaf (split in half)
  • 3 to 5 tbsp labneh dip (amount depends on size of the pita bread)
  • 1 Persian cucumber
  • 5 grape tomatoes
  • 2 fresh mint sprigs (about 10 mint leaves)
  • 5 to 6 Lebanese green olives
  • 1 tsp za'atar spice
  • a drizzle of olive oil
  • a pinch of flaked sea salt 

Instructions

  1. Wash and prepare the vegetables.
  2. Split the pita bread in half so that you have two circles. Use the thicker side of the split pita bread for the labneh sandwich. Place the rough side of the pita bread upward and the smooth side on the counter or plate.
  3. Thinly spread the labneh cheese in the middle portion of the pita bread. 
  4. Sprinkle the flaked sea salt and za'atar spice blend. Drizzle some olive oil (about 2 tsp).
  5. Layer the tomatoes, cucumber, and fresh mint down the middle of the pita bread on top of the labneh.
  6. Remove the pit from the olives! Place the olives down the middle of the pita bread.
  7. Fold the bottom of the pita bread upward. Fold the left side over, and roll like a burrito. Enjoy!

Notes

  1. Be very careful to remove the olive pits prior to adding to the sandwich. It is very common to crack a tooth when eating this sandwich if you leave the pits in the olives. 
  2. The labneh sandwich can stay at room temperature for up to 5 hours, making it an excellent picnic or poolside sandwich, especially with kids.
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Preparing
  • Cuisine: Lebanese

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich
  • Calories: 274 calories
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 372 mg
  • Fat: 16 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 10 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 26 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 20 mg

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