A greek salad cheese toastie? On a Friday? Good evening all! Just a quickie (ooh I say) for today as we’re off to a rave. No, seriously. I’m digging out my dummy and E’s especially for it. It’s a good job I’ve got a strong jaw. Years of practice, that.
But just because we’re out doesn’t mean that you miss out – oh no. We’ve got a treat for you with this one – a fantastic greek salad cheese toastie! I know that doesn’t sound like it should go but it really does and I demand you go make this immediately. You’ll feel like you’re in Mamma Mia. As always, this makes enough for four! Shall we?
to make a greek salad cheese toastie:
- 4 wholemeal pitta breads (4x HeB)
- 8 tbsp twochubbycubs’ houmous
- 65g reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled (1x HeA)
- 1 red onion
- 1 red pepper, sliced
- quarter of a cucumber, sliced
- 2 tomatoes, sliced
top tips for a greek salad cheese toastie:
- our houmous is the best you’ll ever have and it’s syn free! If you can’t be arsed you can use the shop-bought stuff, just remember to syn it. A tablespoon of reduced-fat stuff is 1½ syns)
- make quick work of the veg with a Mandoline slicer!
- we used pitta breads because they’re tasty but you could use your usual Healthy Extra B choice bread instead
- we used an Optigrill to cook this, just because it’s easy and makes nice slices. You could put these under a normal grill or in a George Foreman instead
- add olives if you want, I don’t care
to make a greek salad cheese toastie you should:
- cut the pitta breads in half and microwave for 15 seconds to help open them up a bit
- spread the inside of each pitta bread half with one tablespoon of the houmous, then add all the other ingredients
- cook for a few minutes until nicely golden (see top tips above)
Love a good sandwich? So do we! Have a look at our other recipes below!
Caramelised red onion houmous! Just a quickie today (ooh I say) but y’see, we’ve got shit to do. We’ve got a tasty recipe for an Indian spiced caramelised red onion houmous! below which’ll tickle your tastebuds and maybe a bit more if you’re lucky. We’ve been busy little bees today cooking all sorts of recipes which will start to filter through over the next couple of days – and they’re all absolute corkers. Seriously, clear your diary and your fridge, send your husband away, pack the kids off somewhere – you won’t want to share them.
Isn’t it a pain though doing anything on a Sunday? All I wanted to do today was sleep until lunchtime and then pray that How Clean Is Your House was recommissioned during the night and their first task was my house. But of course it wasn’t to be so from 10am I just had James poking his head around the bedroom door every 9 minutes, whinging at me to get out of bed like some sort of mincing, squealing snooze button.
So once all the necessaries were done it was on to cooking. We’d already written a list of everything we needed and were sure we’d got them all but of course there’s always one pissing things that missing, meaning you’ve gotta swoosh out the door to go on the hunt for some obscure spice before everything closes. And then you’ve gotta deal with Sunday drivers clogging up every dual carriageway going at 30 miles an hour. It’s like the Gauntlet from Gladiators but instead of hunks in lycra you’ve got piss-stained Daewoo Matiz’s.
And there’s fuck all on telly.
But anyway, that feels better. Here’s a nice snack to help cool you down.
to make Indian spiced caramelised red onion houmous you will need:
- 1 tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed (you can use the liquid to make our Peppermint Meringues!)
- 1 red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 tsp cumin seeds (or ½ tsp ground)
- 1 tsp coriander seeds (or ¾ tsp ground coriander)
- ½ tsp fennel seeds
- juice of half a lemon
- 1 tsp sesame oil (2½ syns)
top tips to make Indian spiced caramelised red onion houmous:
- you can use ground cumin and coriander instead of seeds if you like, but you’ll get more flavour out of the seeds
- we used a mandoline slicer to slice our onions and it does the job in seconds. Use the guard!
- a NutriBullet does the job perfectly for nice, smooth houmous! Get yours here!
to make Indian spiced caramelised red onion houmous, you should:
- spray a large frying pan with a bit of oil and plonk over a medium-high heat
- add the sliced onion and cook until lightly browned – keep some aside to put on top later to make it look fancy
- remove from the heat and set aside
- add the cumin, coriander and fennel seeds into another pan and toast for a couple of minutes over a low heat, then grind into a powder using a pestle and mortar (if you’re using ground stuff you can leave this step)
- then, chuck all the ingredients together into a food processor and blitz until smooth
Love houmous? So do we! Check out some of our other recipes below: