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


  • 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


  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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