Farmers Market Pockets

Farmers Market PocketsSummer is the best time to find fresh vegetables. This crispy pocket recipe is a wonderful way to enjoy a small “bounty” of vegetables. The key to cooking is to finely dice and slice all vegetables so they cook evenly. A tangy baste completes this savory dish that could serve well as an appetizer. Bon appétit!

Yield: 29-30 pockets

Ingredients:

  • 3 small potatoes, peeled and finely diced
  • 2 stalks green onions, thinly sliced
  • ½ large green bell pepper, finely diced
  • 12 baby carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ Tbsp sea salt
  • 2- 8 oz packets Fillo dough, defrosted
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp white pepper
  • Pan spray

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spray baking sheets with pan spray.
  3. Combine potatoes, green onions, bell pepper, carrots, garlic, cumin, chili powder, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl.
  4. Unroll packets of Fillo dough. Cut in half, lengthwise.
  5. Place 1 ½ – 2 Tbsp vegetable filling in the corner of one end of a one strip of Fillo dough. Careful fold 3-4 layers over the filling to meet the opposite end of the strip. Keep folding the dough in triangle folds until you reach the end. Use a small amount of pan spray to seal the edge. Repeat 28-29 more times until all Fillo dough is used.
  6. In a small bowl, combine mustard, oil, and white pepper. Baste one side of each pocket. Lay the unbasted side on the baking sheet. Bake 20-25 minutes or until Fillo dough pockets are golden brown.

Note: These pockets can be frozen and baked for later use. The basting sauce also makes a tangy dipping sauce so make extra!

About Meredith Hink MS, RD, CD

I am a Corporate Dietitian with a foodservice distribution company. My professional areas of interest include food safety and sanitation, food marketing, food law, and vegetarian nutrition. In my spare time I am an avid food photographer and enjoy spending time with my husband and two dogs.

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