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Old 09-08-2009, 11:35 AM
 
Location: DC
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This is probably a stupid question, but I've been trying to make sandwiches for work using pita bread, and I'm having a problem with the bread becoming overly soggy. I typically make them the night before, which might be the issue. So far I've made a BLT and then grilled chicken with hummus, carrots, and lettuce.

Any suggestions? I don't like mayo, which I know can help keep bread from being soggy, and I'm trying to avoid excess fat. Really, I just want to keep it from disintegrating by lunchtime.
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:17 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Keep ingredients in a zip lock bag seperate from pita. Put together when ready to eat.
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:27 PM
 
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You need to prepare pita sandwiches immediately, so I think keeping ingredients separate is a good idea.
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:29 PM
 
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Ok, thanks!
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Old 09-08-2009, 02:23 PM
 
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You can try making them the night before, but waiting to add the wet ingredients until the last minute.

Tomatoes make any sandwich soggy so I just don't include them when I'm making sandwiches for later.
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Old 09-08-2009, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Long Island via Chapel Hill NC, Go Heels?
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Yeah you've got to add the ingredients when it's time for lunch. Anything that has water in it or any juice or anything will make your bread soggy, unless you use solely mayo and a meat, but since you don't like mayo, you're outta luck. :P
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:02 PM
 
Location: The Ponderosa
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Keep ingredients in a zip lock bag seperate from pita. Put together when ready to eat.
Yep!!
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Old 09-09-2009, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Hummus is good for providing a moisture barrier, similar to how mayo works on sandwiches. It is also tasty and healthy.
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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I think the good advice you got keeping the filling separate is the only way to go. Otherwise it will be another kind of pita...
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