These tasty pitta bread trees make a great, healthier, Christmas snack! Use wholemeal pitta bread to boost your fibre intake, topped with our delicious guacamole!
You can buy the guacamole in the shops but it’s so easy to make yourself using avocados, lime juice, garlic, tomatoes and coriander, and for some extra zing try adding a mild chilli.
Follow a recipe; follow food safety & hygiene rules; chop using the bridge/claw safely; snip herbs with scissors; mash; use a citrus squeezer; tidy away.
Pestle & Mortar, Knife, Chopping Board, Mixing Bowl, Spoon, Fork
May contain: Milk | Soya | Sesame
*Please note the allergens listed are indicative only. Allergens vary depending on brand; check the labels on the products you use.
Ingredients (serves 6):
- 2 medium tomatoes, peeled, deseeded and chopped
- 2 small avocados, halved, stoned and peeled
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 1 green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- 1 small handful of fresh coriander, snipped
- 3 wholemeal pitta breads, cut into 2 triangles
- 1/2 red pepper, diced
- Pretzel sticks or twiglets
- In a pestle and mortar, crush the chillies, coriander, tomatoes and garlic to a fine paste. Alternatively, chop all the ingredients finely using the bridge and claw chopping techniques, and add to a bowl.
- Add a little water and lime juice to make a looser mixture.
- Mash in the peeled avocados, using a fork or spoon.
- Spread the guacamole onto a pitta bread triangle.
- Carefully dice the red pepper using the bridge/ claw techniques safely.
- Decorate your pitta bread trees with pieces of red pepper or other vegetables of your choice.
- Add a piece of pretzel or twiglet to the base of your pitta bread tree and enjoy!
So thinking about Christmas tree pittas ...
Avocados are a good source of a range of vitamins (C, E and B6), minerals and fibre. They are high in calories and fat, but the
type of fat they contain is considered to be a ‘healthy’ fat (monounsaturated fat).
Bread is a good source of complex carbohydrates which gives us energy. It is also a good source of fibre and B vitamins.
|-||Energy||834 KJ/ 199 kcal||10%|
per 146g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 571kJ / 136kcal
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