pita with lentil hummus


Za’atar spice and feta cheese star in this high-protein lunch.

This nutrient-dense dish comes together in minutes but is full of complex flavors. The za’atar-spiced pita chips will seem like an indulgence to kids and get them excited to dig into this Mediterranean-style meal, says Marissa Lippert, RD, a New York City-based nutritionist and owner of Nourish Baby, a food-delivery service for parents and newborns. Pack it for lunch, whether it’s going with you to work or with your kids to school. 

Serves 4

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes

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  • 4 small whole-wheat pitas, each cut into 6 triangles
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon za’atar spice blend
  • 1 ⅓ cup red lentil-walnut hummus
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, cut into 1 ½-inch cubes
  • 5 cups vegetables, such as cherry tomatoes, zucchini, and carrots, cut for dipping
  • 1 cup mixed olives


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toss whole-wheat pita with olive oil, salt, pepper, and spice blend. Toast for 10 minutes.
  2. In 4 lunch containers, divide hummus, feta cubes, vegetables, olives, and homemade pita chips.
Photography by Mariliana Arvelo