Ready for a Patio Picnic (or an Indoor Picnic if it’s still not quite warm enough to dine on your patio)? Try Mediterranean Beef Pitas! These Mediterranean Beef Pitas paired with semi-sweet Tassel Ridge American Pink Catawba are perfect for any picnic.

Tassel Ridge® Mediterranean Beef Pitas


  • 1 large red or yellow bell pepper
  • olive oil
  • 1 lb flank steak
  • salt
  • pepper
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup crumbled feta
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 pita breads


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high. Rub bell pepper with oil. Grill until blackened. Place in bowl. Cover with plastic wrap. Set aside to cool. Season steak with salt and pepper. Grill to medium rare, or until internal temperature reaches 135°F. Let rest 10 minutes. Cut into strips. Peel and seed cooled bell pepper. Slice into thin strips. Whisk ½ cup olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and ¼ teaspoon salt in small bowl until blended. Set aside. Arrange steak, bell peppers, spinach, feta, and onion on platter. Serve with pita bread and balsamic vinaigrette. Serves 4.

  2. Chef’s Note—If you can’t find pitas, use wraps and assemble before serving.

Recipe Notes

Wine Recommendation—Tassel Ridge American Pink Catawba

American Pink Catawba is a semi-sweet, refreshing, fruity rosé with pineapple and other tropical fruit aromas and green apple and citrus flavors. Made entirely from Catawba grapes, American Pink Catawba pairs with barbecue picnic foods like cold meats or cold fried chicken. It is a great sipping wine. Serve chilled.