Since our trip to San Francisco I’ve been a little obsessed with pita’s. The Flying Falafel in San Francisco really reminded me how awesome a pita can be for a quick tasty lunch. Pita’s are like having a sandwich, but everything is contained. Meaning it’s way less messy! I’ve been throwing all manner of things into a pita lately, and seeing what tasty combinations I can come up with. So when Mambo Sprouts asked if I wanted to do some *Gardein Grill Recipes I jumped at the chance because we freaking LOVE Gardein! This is a recipe for Gardein Sweet and Tangy Pita Pocket using their Barbecue wings. *I was compensated in free Gardein product, however all opinions are my own. I’m just excited because we use Gardein all the freaking time!
If you live in the USA you’ll know that Memorial Day is coming up. That means it’s time to shake the cobwebs off the patio furniture and grab the charcoal because it’s BBQ season! Gardein has plenty of plant based burgers to choose from, but sometimes it’s just too hot for burgers. I want something light and airy. Which lately seems to be pitas.
Gardein Sweet and Tangy Pita Pocket
The secret ingredient for this Gardein Sweet and Tangy Pita Pocket are MANGOES. These are on sale everywhere here right now, so it seemed apt to use them. My tip for mangoes is to cut them in half, then etch criss cross lines in the flesh. Simply flip the half inside out. Then you can slice off the flesh into precut chunks, without making so much mess! Easy peasy.
Gardein Barbecue Wings
For this recipe you’ll need Gardein Barbecue Wings. Thankfully Gardein is available in lots of place including mainstream stores like Target, Ralphs, and Sprouts. A serving (4 wings) without sauce has just 110 calories and a whopping 14g of Protein. Perfect if you’re counting calories for that Summer bikini. I’m looking at you Hawaii trip!
Our BBQ has a side stove burner, grill, warming rack, and all the bells and whistles. However, the weather was not cooperating so I had to cook indoors. Bummer. The process is the same though. Cook the wings as per the package instructions. That should take under 10 mins! Enough time for you to chop the salad veggies. I used lettuce, cucumber, carrot, cherry tomatoes, and fresh mango.
Fill your pockets!
Once your wings are cooked, add the BBQ sauce to marinade for the last 30s. Slice the pitas in half and throw them on the warming rack (or toaster oven if you’re cooking indoors). At this point if you’re lazy you could toss the wings on top of the salad and call it done. Or you can go the extra mile and make it less messy and more picnic/BBQ friendly and fill those Garden sweet and tangy pita pockets!
I’m definitely in the ‘bitesize’ wing camp so I cut my wings into 3-4 smaller pieces. This makes every bite a little tangier. So mix and throw your filling into the pocket. If you want things a little spicier might I suggest Just Sriracha mayo or Just Chipotle Mayo. Sprinkle some sesame seeds on the top and voila!
Serve & Enjoy
These Gardein Sweet and Tangy Pita Pockets are a perfect lunch, or snack. One of the great things about this recipe is how quick and easy it is. It could even be prepared ahead of time if you cut and chop the salad, and cook the wings and wrap them in foil and throw them on the warming rack. I’m all about quick and easy.
Seriously how tasty does this look? I love these pita pockets for a few reasons. Not only do they make less mess, but the calories are less than say, a burger bun! Plus they aren’t as heavy on your stomach making them perfect for pool parties.
This is the first of my Gardein Grilling recipes. Thanks to Mambo Sprouts for making this collaboration possible. So make sure to check out more of my Meatless Monday posts. People are always asking what I eat as a vegan, well here ya go. I’m gonna share recipes, tips, reviews and more every Monday!
- Are you participating in Meatless Mondays?
- What’s your favorite thing to BBQ?
- What’s your favorite fruit to sweeten up savory dishes?
Julie @ Running in a Skirt
What a perfect recipe! I’m always looking for a fast vegetarian meal and this looks right up my alley. Love the veggies in the pita too.
More coming soon! Really trying to try new things on the BBQ
Oh my gosh! What a tasty twist to the usual bbq you serve during these holiday gatherings!
Yep, gotta shake things up! Burgers and beyond!
We love gardein! My husband is vegetarian and we eat a lot of their food. I love how you served them.
Glad you love Gardein as much as we do!
Oh man, this looks so delicious. It’s perfect for my lunchbox. Super easy to make and I absolutely love it.
Its a really great lunch recipe!
Pita pockets are such an amazing meal! I love how much flavor you have packed into this one.
One reason more bonus for pitas! They hold a lot of stuff
Oooh these look yummy! I love pita pockets, I used to eat them all the time as a kid!
Funny how we go through phases with food
These pita pockets look delicious! And I love how quick and easy they are to make!
That’s the main reason I love them 😉
Pitas are amazing for a quick and healthy dish! Would love this for lunch!
Definitely a great lunch recipe!
Deborah @ Confessions of mother runner
I really love the Gardein products! Great way to enjoy them. We would love to have you link up to our Meatless Monday link next week
I’ll try and remember to link up! I have a post scheduled but am going on vacation next week. On my list for the future though!
Aww, I miss the bay area! I’m gonna be going back in about 2 weeks to visit though so I’m super excited! 😀 These look amazing! <3
Yep I enjoyed my week there! So much to do, check out my SF posts!
These look amazing! I wish more of Gardein was gluten free, i would So make this
Some of their products are gluten free, just make sure to check the packages.
This looks AMAZING…So many delicious flavors!!!
Thanks! I’m definitely loving the flavor explosion!
Kara |Dollar Mommy Club
Di Hickman this looks amazing! The only other time I have had pitas is with burgers but I would love to try this recipe!
I have a burger recipe coming next Monday that’s a little different!
These look so delicious! I’m a lover of sweet and savory, so this is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing!
Hope you try it! I love the combo!
Pitas are great aren’t they? We usually stuff grilled chicken in there and I love that you used mangoes. We sometimes put pineapples too.
Yep I’ve been using lots of different combo’s! Love the creaminess of mango though! Strawberries work too!
I love pita pockets but I’ve never thought to use them for something like this, I’ll have to give it a try!
Definitely try experimenting! So fun, and so many delicious combos!
I love pitas to go with my hummus, but I’ve never tried making a sandwich out of them before. This sounds delicious!
I’ve been experimenting big time with pitas lately!
Delicious!! Thanks for those tips.
I’m going to have to try these. They look very tasty!
They were so good!