Beetroot, carrot & chickpea pittas with spicy yogurt

Beetroot, carrot & chickpea pittas with spicy yogurt

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins No cook

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

A low-fat sandwich that makes a great lunchbox filler and is packed with healthy goodness

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
332
protein
17g
carbs
55g
fat
3g
saturates
1g
fibre
9g
sugar
9g
salt
1.5g

Ingredients

  • 2 large wholemeal pitta breads
  • 1 cooked beetroot, grated
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • few mint leaves
  • 200g can cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp harissa
  • 2 tbsp 0% fat Greek yogurt

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Method

Split the pittas in half. In a bowl mix together the beetroot, carrot, mint and chickpeas, then season. Swirl the harissa into the yogurt and spread inside the pittas. Fill with the beetroot mixture and wrap up ready for lunch or eat straight away. Great served with a healthy shake.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2012

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kirstienic's picture

Tastes ok (but you know it's healthy), but really not 'a great lunchbox filler' because it goes soggy and is then very messy to eat. I ended up eating the filling with a fork and having the soggy pitta bread alongside. Could see it working better if you were able to prepare and eat fresh (it looked quite appetising when I made it in the morning!)

nektarine's picture

Same ingredients, different method: Put chickpeas, chopped beetroot, most of the yoghurt, dash of lemon juice, salt and pepper into a small food processor ( a teaspoon of tahini and maybe a little garlic too). Blend until consistency of hummus, stir through the mint. Garnish with swirl of remaining yoghurt. Serve with carrot batons and other crudités and toasted pitta fingers. Travels well, easy to eat and very tasty.

mel1burgess's picture

One word - Yum!
Love this, although I didn't use the mint as I don't like, it but added some lemon juice as per previous comment.

fionataylor992's picture

lovely recipe... it doesnt travel well but great eaten straight away.
I added some lemon juice to the salad mix, and be careful not to over-toast the pitta before filling!

joannaclare's picture
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I was suprised with this, I am not a huge fan of raw carrot although i enjoyed this.
Pitta breads are very dry although the yoghurt dressing was very nice to counteract this. I though the pockets tasted lovely and was easy to make.
To keep everything in the pitta, wrap tighlty in clingfilm for transporting to work etc.

mandinga's picture
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This looked great but was Not Nice! One of those things you force yourself to finish because you know it's really good for you, not because it tastes good. Incredibly messy to eat as well and really doesn't transport well in a lunchbox.

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