These chipotle roasted cauliflower pitas are amazing! Spicy cauliflower with hummus, feta and greens stuffed in a super fluffy, warm pita makes for a satisfying and delish meal.
I love a good meatless monday meal!
When a meatless meal comes out of my kitchen, it’s not always my intention to create one! I really just throw together what sounds good at the moment and before I know it… delicious dinner on the table sans meat.
That’s kind of what happened with these cauliflower pitas!
These pitas are warm and fluffy, stuffed with a blanket of hummus, a spoonful of spicy, toasty cauliflower and a sprinkle of feta.
So. I often roast cauliflower with chipotle chili powder – and top it with cheddar, but that’s neither here nor there! – and decided to make it the main dish. Thrown inside the pita bread? Yes please!
This cauliflower is tossed with chipotle chili powder, garlic, smoked paprika, and olive oil before it’s roasted to perfection. Cauliflower was the first vegetable I ever liked when roasted. I even thought it sort of tasted like… popcorn? Weird, I know.
Anyway, I love it! And it’s so fantastic coated in the spices and roasted until golden and toasty. It’s so darn good, you will want to eat it straight off the baking sheet.
Now when it comes to the pita bread, I’m a huge advocate for making your own if you 1. have done it before and have the time and/or 2. aren’t in a huge rush.
Homemade pitas are far superior to store bought. They are so much softer and fluffier. They are more pliable so you can actually fold your pita sandwich. And they are usually more flavorful too!
But if you’re looking for a quick weekend meal? I’d just buy them. For instance: if I was making these at home, I’d make the pitas because I’ve done it a million times and can do it easily. If Eddie was making these, he’d buy the pitas because making them homemade would add a layer of stress.
Definitely a no-go on a weeknight.
While I LOVE the homemade pitas and want you to make them, I suggest doing so on a day when you have more time or even a weekend morning. They are a true delight, and once you make them, you will be hooked. I swear!
So when it comes to the meal, when you’ve got the pitas, this comes together SO quickly!
You really only need three ingredients aside from the cauliflower: hummus, feta cheese and micro or spring greens.
This part is super customizable too. I love a classic hummus, but you could use any flavor here that you love. Use your favorite, whether it’s roasted garlic or red pepper – whatever you enjoy. Then the feta sprinkle goes on the cauliflower and the greens go on top. (more…)