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Pitta Pocket Lunch

You gotta pitta pocket or two! Cheesey singing is not obligatory in my household but I do love how versatile pitta bread is for lunchboxes. My top tip for keeping them fresh is to keep your packets of pitta bread in the freezer, then take them out one-by-one. To make sure your pitta is perfect for filling, take the frozen bread and splash it with a bit of cold water, sit on a piece of kitchen roll and pop it into the microwave for 30 seconds. You’ll get a bitta pitta perfection everytime.

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[recipe title=”Pitta Pocket Lunch” servings=”6″ time=”15 minutes” difficulty=”easy”]


  • 1 packet of Tesco wholemeal pitta bread
  • 1 tin of tuna in brine
  • 2 tomatoes
  • ¼ cucumber
  • 1 apple
  • 1 red pepper
  • Handful of fresh coriander
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise


Prepare the pitta breads as I’ve described above, making sure that each pocket opens easily by cutting the pitta in half and allowing to cool while you prepare the filling.

Drain the tin of tuna and put the contents into a large mixing bowl. Chop the tomatoes, cucumber, apple, and pepper into bitesize chunks and add to the mixing bowl. Finely chop the fresh coriander and also add this to the bowl.

Stir well, then add the mayonnaise and stir once again until all the ingredients are coated. Spoon into the pitta pockets and serve.

Note: If you’re worried about soggy lunchboxes, line the pitta pockets with fresh salad leaves before filling with the tuna mixture.[/recipe] Disclosure: This recipe was originally developed for Tesco Ireland in for use in their online and print communications. pitta-pockets-2-001

I'm an Irish mother to 2 boys, born & bred in Dublin, Ireland. I like to cook simple & fresh food for the family, with the family on a budget.

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