Turkey and Hummus Pita Sandwiches with Spiralized Cucumber

Turkey and Hummus Pita Sandwiches with Spiralized Cucumber

The moment I got pregnant, the messages flooded in: when are you going to write a cookbook for kids?!

Since I’m more than 7 months away from having a baby who eats whole food and not just milk, my answer would be: not for a long time!

However, I’m already thinking about my gameplan for making food for my baby! I have some thoughts, and can’t wait to talk to many of you healthy mamas about it.

But I’ll tell you what I have been writing recipes for: easy, grab and go lunches for those busy mama days!

I love sandwiches. I eat sandwiches ALL the time, and I don’t usually share the recipes for them, because I figure that many of you come here for meals that are a bit more inspired than a simple sandwich. If I’m wrong, let me know!

Turkey and Hummus Pita Sandwiches with Spiralized Cucumber

Depending on the foods you serve with this easy pita sandwich, it can be made for a kid’s lunch or an adult work lunch! As you’ll see in the video, I made it a bit more back-to-school friendly with some chopped fruit, cookies, and carrots.

I love pitas because they’re nice and thin, so every bite you get to enjoy all of the filling ingredients, instead of just tasting… bread. You could also make this in a collard green wrap too.

I use Applegate’s Organic Roasted Turkey Breast, or, if I can’t find that, their Applegate Naturals slices, my go-to sliced deli meat brand. Whenever I make a sandwich with deli meat in it, it’s Applegate.

Turkey and Hummus Pita Sandwiches with Spiralized Cucumber

You can make this sandwich with your eyes closed, it’s so easy – just spread hummus inside the pita, add in the turkey slices, and stuff in the spiralized cucumbers. The spiralized cucumbers are fun for kids – and just make the sandwich fluffier and fuller, thanks to the curly noodles. You can also use any of the other blades on the Inspiralizer to make more fun shapes!

And if you’re making this for an adult and not a picky-eater, you could pack it with avocado and some greens, like spinach or arugula.

Here’s the video to show you how easy it is to make these for lunch!

Note: Thank you to Applegate for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Nutritional Information & Recipe

Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 5  points

*These points were calculated using the official Weight Watchers SmartPoints calculator. We are in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers, we are providing this information based on popular demand.

Serves 4

Turkey and Hummus Pita Sandwiches with Spiralized Cucumber

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 whole wheat pitas, halved into ‘pockets’
  • ½ cup hummus
  • 1 package Applegate Roast Turkey deli slices
  • 1 large English seedless cucumber, Blade A, noodles trimmed

Instructions

  1. Open up the pita and hold it open. Spread the hummus on one or both sides (about 2 tablespoons.) Roll up the turkey slices and place them gently into the pita pocket. Top with cucumber noodles. Repeat with remaining ingredients and serve.

Notes

Per serving (1 out of 4) - Calories: 197, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Carbs: 23g, Fiber: 4g, Sugars: 2g, Protein: 14g, Sodium: 543mg

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Comments

  1. I know what I am having for lunch today. These look gorgeous Ali!
  2. I am brand new to inspiralizing! Can I spiralize my cucumbers. Zucchini etc ahead of time? Guessing 2 days would be a good guide for freshness? Appreciate any advise? Karen
    • I've tried it...they tend to "sweat" and end up watery. So I usually just Spiralize right before I need to use the veggies. The device is so quick and easy to use and clean it's not normally a big task unless you're spiralizing a whole lot! But if anyone else disagrees, please do explain how you make that work!
    • I had leftovers the first time I made Ali's zucchini pesto, and it was a watery mess. So last week I made a large batch of the pesto recipe and spiralized about a half dozen large zucchini, which I stored separately in plastic containers in the fridge. I kept the spiralized zucchini for almost a week and it never got watery or brown. I was pretty amazed.
  3. Hi Ali, I know you buy Ezikel bread-but what brand pita do you recommend. Yes to sandwiches that you eat if you wish to share.
  4. Yes, I would like to see more sandwich recipes. If they're any near as good as your veggie sandwich, they'll too become part of my normal lunches!
  5. Sandwich recipes are great, do share! And looking forward to more on baby food etc...I'm having my first as well. :)
  6. Definitely include more sandwich ideas, I'might always looking for quick, easy & healthy lunches for workdays. This one today is being added to my go to list, yum!
  7. I'm! I don't know why my auto-correct has been acting up like this lately, ugh, always something!!!
  8. I'd love more sandwich recipes! Also, in the wake of What the Health and the terrifying info on deli meats...what are your thoughts on deli meat from Applegate? Is it safer than most deli meats?
  9. Another vote for you sharing more sandwich recipes! I always like to have some inspiration for weekday lunch recipes, so bring them on! :-)
  10. I love sandwich...... Thank you! shop in Coimbatore
  11. "I love pitas because they’re nice and thin, so every bite you get to enjoy all of the filling ingredients, instead of just tasting… bread" => EXACTLY! And yes, I'd love more sandwich recipes!

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