Hummus, pepper and grated carrot pockets


½ red or green pepper

1 ½ carrot

2-3x15ml spoons of reduced fat hummus

2 wholemeal pitta breads


Chopping board, knife, vegetable peeler, grater, measuring spoon, small bowl.


1. Prepare the filling:

  • wash the pepper and carrot;
  • deseed the pepper and cut into long thin strips;
  • top, tail and peel the carrot;
  • grate the carrot.

2. Mix the hummus with the carrot and pepper.

3. Cut the pitas in half.

4. Spoon the hummus mix between the pitta bread.

Top tips:

  • You may like to toast the pitta bread before filling.
  • Use different types of pitta bread, e.g. garlic, wholemeal.
  • Vary the crunchy vegetables and fruit in the pockets, e.g. celery, spring onion, grated apple.
  • Want to try something different? Go for a tuna-mayo mix, reduced fat grated cheese or sliced hard-boiled egg.


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Food skills:

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