July 15, 2022
This Mediterranean bento is a tasty and healthy lunch idea you can assemble in a cinch. I’ll show you how to pack the different wet and dry ingredients into one container so everything stays fresh in the lunch box.
Healthy Mediterranean Bento
Hands down, this Mediterranean Bento is a great idea for when you want to prep lunch ahead or pack something quick without skimping on nutritional quality.
It’s filled with a variety of good-for-you options like cucumber, olives, and veggies, with creamy hummus for dipping.
Feeding teens or bigger appetites? Bulk it up with some additional protein, such as leftover cooked chicken, rolled deli meat, or hard-boiled eggs. Problem solved!
What is in this Mediterranean Bento
Let’s take a look at what makes this bento box so good:
- Pita rounds: sliced into wedges.
- Hummus: use storebought or my Greek Hummus recipe.
- Feta cheese: super tangy and creamy.
- Olives: a kid-favorite snack.
- Sliced veggies: cucumber + hummus = delish!
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More Swaps and Add-Ins for a Mediterranean Bento
Here are some yummy swaps and additions you could include and still stick to the theme:
- Tzatziki sauce
- Any flavor of hummus
- Sliced bell peppers
- Grape or cherry tomatoes
- Any fruit
- Olives- black, green, stuffed, etc.
- Pita chips
- Falafel- warmed
How to pack a Bento for Lunch
The directions below are a blueprint for packing this bento box and others so they stay intact and neat in the lunch bag.
Slice the veggies and pita into wedges.
- Wet ingredients together
You can store veggies and fruit in the same compartment. Keep the feta cheese (or any cheese) separate or place it in a silicone muffin cup *this prevents it from scattering all over the place.
- Don’t forget the dip
Hummus and dips should be packed in their own compartment or mini sauce container.
- Keep dry ingredients fresh
Keep dry snacks like pita wedges and crackers separately from the wet ingredients to prevent them from soaking up excess moisture.
- Prepare for take-off
Close the lunch container and add it to a lunch bag with an ice pack. If prepping ahead, store this bento in the fridge for up to 2 days; no reheating is required.
There’s no denying a compartmentalized lunch container is the easiest way to pack a bento! Check out my favorite lunchboxes here.
Fresh Mediterranean Bento Box
- ½ cucumber, sliced
- ¼ cup pitta Kalamata or black olives
- 2 tablespoons feta cheese crumbles
- 1 pita round, cut into wedges
- ¼ cup hummus
- Add the sliced cucumber and olives to the lunch container. Place the feta cheese into a separate compartment or silicone baking cup to keep it from spilling out.
- Add the hummus to an empty compartment or a mini sauce container.
- Pack the pita wedges separately to keep them dry. Alternatively, you can store them in a plastic zip bag.
- Close the container and add it to a lunch bag with an ice pack.