Peter Piper picked.. a Pita Pocket with Falafel


Not the tidiest looking of meals but certainly one of the speediest to put together – quicker, even, than a McDonald meal. This protein-packed pita pocket is delicious and will do one a lot more good than a production-line burger.

Falafel is a popular street food which hails from the Middle East. They are deep-fried veggie balls made of fava beans, chick peas (garbanzo beans) or a mixture of both.

  • wholegrain pita pockets, 2 (to serve one)
  • crisp romaine leaves, handful – torn or chopped
  • falafel, 2 or 3 per pocket
  • spicy tomato salsa, 1 generous tbsp
  • tabasco sauce, a couple of drops
  • hummus, 1 1/2-2 tbsp per pocket
  1. Lightly toast pita pockets or zip in microwave a few seconds to warm them
  2. Warm the falafels in the oven or microwave for 25-30 seconds on high
  3. To assemble, spread hummus in a pita pocket, layer romaine on top
  4. Add some salsa and stuff with falafel
  5. A couple of dashes of tabasco (if you like the heat) and you’re off!

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January 15, 2009. Tags: . Dinners, Kids Cuisine, Mains, One-dish meals, Salads, Vegetables, Vegetarian.

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