You can still enjoy Turkish bread without all the extra calories of butter, oily sun dried tomatoes and sugary sauces.
Here’s a healthier option.
You can buy similar breads in sourdough (for gut health) or wholegrain and wholemeal.
Replace butter with tzatziki dip.
Grill or oven bake capsicum.
Use lean ham.
Omit cheese or use light feta cheese.
Here’s a healthy mix…and half of this is enough for 1 meal! So do what I do, ask your mum to stay for lunch for the other half!
- 1 x Turkish bread
- 1 tbl light tzatziki dip
- 2 x slices lean ham
- 1/2 medium tomato, sliced
- 1/2 x red capsicum, sliced in 4-5 cm width, oven baked (no oil)
- Red onion, sliced, amount to your liking
- 4 x slices of continental cucumber
- 3-4 thin slices avocado
- 1/2 cup mixed lettuce leaves & baby spinach leaves
Pre-heat oven to 180 deg.
Place Turkish bread and capsicum on oven tray and cook 5-10 minutes until bread is crusty and capsicum is cooked to your liking (wait until skin starts to wrinkle).
In the mean time peel, cut and prepare salad. Rinse lettuce and drain.
Remove bread and capsicum from oven once cooked. You will need a clean oven mitt to hold the bread and cut in half as it will be extremely hot. This allows for a quicker cooling time.
Once the bread is cut and cooled, use 1/2 the tzatziki on the top and the remaining half on the bottom layer of the bread. Start with your ham and layer up.
Now that’s one easy tasty meal you don’t need to pay a fortune for at a cafe!