We all know that pita bread can be a great healthy addition to any meal, but what exactly can you do with it? This versatile bread can be used in more ways than you may think; Danny’s Real Pita Bread Company have some great ideas:
1. Pita Pizzas
Spread tomato paste on the base, finely dice some red onion, sprinkle a little pepper and Italian herbs (oregano, basil), top with your favourite toppings then sprinkle a little cheese on top. Bake in oven at 180 degrees for around 10-15 mins. Done. We love hawaiian (ham and pineapple), and meatlovers (leftover taco mince from Mexican night, thinly sliced pepperoni, periperi smoked chicken, and anything else left over in the fridge!).
2. Pita crisps
Cut pitas into triangles or fat slices, brush with a little olive oil and garlic, sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake until golden. Serve with hummus as a dip or use as croutons with salads and soups!
3. Pita pockets
Great for lunches, cut around the edge of the bread and stuff the hollow inner with your favourite toppings. Fresh seasonal salad, some sweet chilli sauce, hummus and thinly sliced leftover roast beef or lamb works a treat with a little natural, unsweetened yoghurt. For a vege option you could use leftover roast veges cut into thin slices.
4. Breakfast pita
Instead of using toast, use a pita! Poach an egg by cooking in boiling water for three minutes, pan fry some rindless bacon (or cut the rinds off normal bacon yourself) and blot excess oil off using paper towels. Place bacon and egg on top of a toasted pita and season with a little salt and cracked pepper. Yum!
5. Pita pancakes
Most people usually think of pita bread as a savoury food, but when it comes to the plain pitas, there’s no reason why you can’t use them in a dessert instead. Lightly toast your pita, then top with your favourite sweet toppings. Sliced banana and maple syrup tastes great, as does berries and stewed apple with custard!
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