Cheese & pepper pitta pocket

Cheese & pepper pitta pocket

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Ready in 5-10 minutes


Serves 1 - 0
A fantastic high-speed or vegetarian snack to make your mouth water

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal442
  • fat22g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs46g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein18g
  • salt2.98g


  • 1 pitta bread, white or wholemeal
  • 2 long slices of brie (Blue Cambozola is very tasty) or any other cheese that melts well
  • a few roasted peppers from a jar or the deli counter



    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • a handful of watercress or lettuce



    With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…

  • your favourite dressing or olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…


  1. Trim off one of the long edges of the pitta bread, put the pitta in the toaster on a medium setting for a second or two, then pop it up and open it like they do in kebab houses, being careful it doesn’t split. (Warming the bread first makes this easier.) If the pitta doesn’t fit your toaster, use the grill, or try mini pittas.

  2. Stuff the cheese and peppers inside the pocket and close by gently pressing it down. Pop it back into the toaster on a medium setting (or under the grill) with the open side upwards.

  3. Toss the watercress in a drizzling of your favourite dressing or some olive oil. When the pitta pops up, cut it in half for easy eating, or leave it as it is. Allow it to cool for a moment as it is quite hot at first. Serve with the watercress and have a napkin at the ready – the yummy pepper juices may leak when you take the first bite.

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22nd Jun, 2008
delicious - again i used jarlsberg. Something different for the weekend. Will make again.
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