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Greek pita bread

Get ready to take your taste buds on a journey to Greece with this delectable Greek pita bread recipe! Souvlaki, a popular Greek street food, is made even more irresistible when wrapped in soft, homemade greek pita bread. With just a handful of ingredients like flour, yeast, olive oil and water, you can create the perfect vessel for your flavorful souvlaki fillings.

How to make Greek pita bread

To make the Greek pita bread, start by mixing the ingredients in a big bowl. Knead the dough until it becomes smooth and elastic. Allow it to rise in a warm place until it doubles in size.

Once the dough has risen, divide it into small portions and shape each one into a round ball. Roll out each ball into a thin circle, about a quarter-inch thick. Heat a frying pan or a skillet over low heat and cook the pita bread for a couple of minutes on each side until they develop those signature light brown spots. The result is a warm, pillowy pita bread that’s perfect for wrapping around your grilled souvlaki skewers, juicy marinated meats, fresh veggies, and tangy tzatziki sauce.

Make your own homemade souvlaki with this greek pita bread

Now, assemble your souvlaki by placing your grilled skewers and desired fillings on the freshly baked pita bread. Roll it up, and you’re ready to enjoy a taste of Greece in every bite. These homemade Greek pita breads for souvlaki will elevate your grilling game and transport you to the streets of Athens. So fire up that grill and get ready to savor the authentic flavors of Greek cuisine!

Greek pita bread recipe

Greek pita bread recipe

Recipe by George Zolis
5.0 from 3 votes

Follow the step-by-step instructions to make pillowy soft pita bread that’s ideal for holding marinated meats, fresh veggies, and tangy tzatziki sauce. Elevate your grilling game and transport your taste buds to the vibrant streets of Greece with this mouthwatering Greek pita bread for souvlaki recipe.

Course: Appetizers, MainCuisine: GreekDifficulty: Easy


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  • 700 g 5 1/2 cup All purpose flour

  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp Olive oil

  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp Sugar

  • 1 tsp 1 tsp Salt

  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp Vinegar

  • 8 g 2/7 oz Dry yeast

  • 370 g 1 1/2 cup Water, lukewarm

  • Fine semolina

Recipe directions

  • In a big bowl add the flour, olive oil, sugar, salt, vinegar, dry yeast and water. Mix until dough.
  • Cover with cling film and let it rest and rise for 30-40 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into 10 equal balls.
  • Sprinkle some fine semolina on the table and roll out each dough into pita and put each pita on parchment paper.
  • Put a frying pan on low heat and cook each pita on both sides until they develop those signature light brown spots.
    Note: At this stage you can freeze them for later use.
  • Add a little bit of olive oil in the pan and sprinkle some olive oil on the pita and bake again both sides a few seconds.

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Recipe notes

  • Please, watch the tutorial video and see how easy it is to make greek pita bread.

Nutrition Facts

10 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 3.5g 5%
    • Saturated Fat 0.5g 0%
  • Sodium 236mg 10%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 92mg 3%
  • Total Carbohydrate 57.3g 19%
    • Dietary Fiber 2.1g 8%
    • Sugars 3.8g
  • Protein 7.5g 15%
  • Calcium 12%
  • Iron 3%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.