Vegetarian Arayes | Lebanese Pita Sandwiches
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Arayes is a popular Middle Eastern recipe and it's basically grilled pita sandwiches with a delicious filling. Give it a try!
Serves: 4 sandwiches
  • 2 large pitas
  • 6 Tbsps fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • ½ onion, small, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsps tomato paste
  • ⅓ tsp cumin powder
  • a pinch of chili powder
  • ½ Tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Cut each pita in half. You'll fold each in half and make a triangle sandwich.
  2. In a small pan, heat the olive oil. Add the thin onion slices and spices. Saute for 2-3 minutes until it gets soft. Add the chopped tomato and tomato paste. Cook on low heat for 5 more minutes. Add parsley and remove from heat.
  3. Heat a grill pan or a separate normal pan.
  4. Fill each pita slice with the composition and fold it in half so you'll get a triangle-shaped sandwich.
  5. Place this on the heated pan and grill for 1-2 minutes on both sides until it gets crispy.
  6. Serve right away. It can get soggy fast.
Recipe by Gourmandelle | Vegetarian Blog at