Transform Pita Into A Bowl For A Fully Edible Salad Experience

Anyone who has ever ordered a bread bowl has to admit it's rather fun to eat your dish when you're done with your lunch. Unfortunately, bread bowls can also be incredibly dense, especially when full of soup. If you're in the mood for something lighter, but still have the urge for a meal with a fun, edible bowl, then this pita hack might be the perfect solution.

Pita bowls, formed simply from store-bought pita bread, can be the ideal serving medium for savory rice or Mediterranean salads. The best part is it can be done in a matter of minutes in your kitchen, without going through the trouble of baking your own bowl.

Of course, pita bread is designed to open up and be filled, but with this method, you reshape the whole pita bread into a bowl and bake it before filling it. You could also substitute pita for a whole-wheat tortilla, if you prefer.

Making your own pita bowls

To make your own pita bread bowl, first soften up a round pita bread or whole-wheat tortilla by wrapping it in a damp paper towel and microwaving it for about 30 seconds. Once it's heated, fully coat both sides of the bread with non-stick cooking spray. The bread should be soft enough to press into oven-safe bowls or cups to form into a rounded shape. Next, pop the bowls and bread on a baking sheet and into the oven for about 20 minutes or until the bread starts to get crisp.

Once the bowls are ready, spoon in whatever filling you're craving. You could try sautéed vegetables and chicken over rice with tahini sauce. Alternatively, either a classic Caesar salad or a Greek kale salad with cranberries, feta, and olives would pair excellently with the pita bread bowl, if you're looking for something lighter.