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spinach lahmacun

Lahmacun, the Turkish pizza, is a thin piece of dough topped with minced meat, usually lamb or beef.

It is traditionally baked in stone oven and sprinkled with freshly squeezed lemon juice before serving.

This is a vegetarian version with spinach and feta cheese.

Recipe: Dough

  • 500 g of wheat flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp, of active dry yeast
  • 400 ml of lukewarm water
  • one tsp. of salt
  • 3 tbsp. of olive oil
  • Place sieved flour in a large bowl and combine with yeast and salt.
  • Gradually add water, stirring constantly. Add olive oil and work the dough by hand.
  • Once it's smooth and elastic place in an oiled bowl, cover with cloth and set aside in a warm place for about an hour.

Recipe: Spinach

  • 750 g of fresh spinach
  • red onion, sliced
  • garlic, sliced
  • one tbsp. of butter
  • Melt butter in a skillet, add onion and garlic and cook until transculent.
  • Add spinach and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes, until the leaves have slightly wilted.

Recipe: Spinach lahmacun

  • When the dough has risen, form little balls (the recipe is enough for about 20 small lahmacuns). Using a roller pin roll out the balls very thinly.
  • Top each with spinach, crumbled feta and chopped parsley.
  • Bake at 220 C for 7-10 minutes.
  • Before serving, top with freshly ground black pepper.