Veggie Shwarma Pita Sandwich
Veggie Shwarma Pita Sandwich (The Nosher)
active: 30 min
(The Nosher) – Pita bread is often stuffed with spiced, shaved shwarma meat, or crunchy, deep-fried falafel. But my version of a pita sandwich is a hearty, vegetarian alternative to a meat-stuffed pita, inspired by the anything-but-ordinary stuffed pita sandwiches of Miznon, from iconic Israeli chef Eyal Shani.
Eggplant is a very common ingredient in Israeli and Middle Eastern cooking. After all, it is meaty, delicious, versatile, and can cook up quickly — ideal for weeknight meals. I serve these sandwiches with spicy pickled cabbage, just like they do at the shwarma shops, along with yogurt and chopped parsley for some bright freshness.
Note: You can make each element of the pitas a day ahead and stuff the pitas when you’re ready to enjoy (reheat the eggplants for a minute in the microwave before serving).