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Pizza pitta faces recipe

Pizza pitta faces

Prep time
5 mins

Cooking time
5 mins

Super easy


  • 4 wholemeal pitta breads
  • 4 tsp tomato purée
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 8 thin cucumber slices
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 yellow or red pepper, deseeded and sliced crossways
  • 40g reduced-fat cheese, grated


Preheat the grill.

If you prefer, cook these in an oven preheated to 180°C, fan oven 160°C, gas mark 4 for 8-10 minutes.


Spread 1 tsp of tomato purée over one side of each pitta bread. Sprinkle with the dried mixed herbs.


Arrange the cucumber and halved tomatoes on the pittas to resemble 'eyes', halved tomatoes for the 'noses', the sliced pepper to look like 'eyebrows' and 'mouths', and the grated cheese for ‘hair’ or ‘beards’. Place on the grill rack.


Grill for 4-5 minutes. Cool for a few moments, then serve.

You could use white pitta breads, although the wholemeal ones give you more fibre.