Caprese pitta pocket

Suitable for vegetarians


Try something different at lunch time with this caprese pitta pocket recipe! With this lunch option you will be well on your way to reaching 5-a-day. Vegetables are a great source of vitamins, minerals and fibre.


Ingredients - Serves 1 Adult

For the pitta

  • 1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 3 cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 30g / 1oz. of low-fat mozzarella cubes
  • 4 slices of cucumber
  • 2 handfuls of fresh spinach (80g / 3oz.)
  • 1 scallion, sliced
  • 1 dessertspoon of fresh basil, chopped 
  • 4 small lettuce leaves 
  • 1 pitta pocket (75g / 2½oz.)
  • Black pepper, to taste

Method

  1. Mix the balsamic vinegar and oil in a bowl with a fork.
  2. Combine all of the other ingredients (except the pitta bread) and mix gently in the bowl.
  3. Season with black pepper to taste.
  4. Carefully slice open your pitta and fill with the Caprese mix.

Serving Suggestions

Choose a wholegrain pitta pocket as an even healthier option

info

Sometimes it is easier to heat your pitta for 30 seconds in the microwave before slicing open.

About this Recipe

Enjoy your pitta hot or cold. Use a sandwich toaster or place your pitta under a heated grill for 3-4 minutes until the mozzarella is melted.

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Caprese pitta pocket

Serves

1 Adult

1 Adult

Preparation Time

5 Minutes

5 Minutes

5-a-day

3.5 Of Your 5 A Day

3.5 Of Your 5 A Day

Utensils Needed

Chopping Board, Chopping Knife, Cutlery, Mixing Bowl

Chopping BoardChopping KnifeCutleryMixing Bowl
Energy
2117kj
504kcal
%
Fat
15.5g
22%
Saturates
5.8g
29%
Sugars
26.8g
30%
Salt
1.7g
28%
of an adult's reference intake
Nutrition Information
Typical ValuesPer 100gPer Portion (551g)
Energy384Kj 2117Kj
91Kcal 504Kcal
Fat2.8g 15.5g
(of which saturates)1g 5.8g
Carbohydrate11.3g 62.3g
(of which sugars)4.9g 26.8g
Fibre1.6g 8.9g
Protein4.4g 24.3g
Salt0.3g 1.7g

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