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Turkish Pizza

Traditionally called Lahmacun this is a light and crispy version of the traditional pizza.

Turkish pizza ingredients
Turkish pizza ingredients

What you’ll need for 4 persons:
For the Turkish pizza
– 4 large flatbreads: flour tortilla’s or wraps
– 300 gram (lamb-) mince
– 1 teaspoon Badia ground cumin
– 1 teaspoon Badia smoked paprika
– Badia olive oil
– 3 tablespoons Hunt’s tomato paste
– garlic
– squeeze of lime juice

For the salad
– bunch of spring onions
– green pepper
– cucumber
– handful of fresh coriander
– 2 ripe tomatoes
– feta cheese

For the yoghurt sauce
– 3 tablespoons Greek yoghurt (thick and creamy)
– garlic
– 1 heaped teaspoon (fresh) dill
– squeeze of lime juice
– salt and pepper to taste

Preheat your oven to 230ºC

Start by chopping your salad ingredients:
Finely slice the spring onion; chop the cucumber, green pepper and tomatoes in similar sized chunks as the spring onion; wash and finely slice the coriander. If you like you can add some crumbled feta cheese to your salad.
Add it all to a bowl; add some olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper to dress the salad.

For the yoghurt sauce you need about 3 tablespoons of Greek yoghurt. Add a clove of garlic (through a garlic press or very finely chopped), a squeeze of lime juice, a teaspoon of (fresh) dill, and salt and pepper to taste. Give it all a good stir and put aside.

Brown the minced meat in a frying pan on medium heat in a bit of olive oil.
Add the cumin and paprika while you’re browning the meat. When the mince is about to be done, squeeze in the garlic (through a garlic press of very finely chopped), now you can add the tomato paste and squeeze half a lime in the pan, give it a good stir and remove it from the stove.

Lay your tortillas or wraps out on a sheet of baking paper on a baking tray. Scoop some of the mince mixture onto the tortilla and spread it evenly. Pop the tortillas in the oven for only 5 minutes. Dress your tortilla with some of the salad and some spoonful of yoghurt.

You can swoosh it up by adding some marinated peppers, and some marinated hot peppers.

Turkish pizza
Turkish pizza

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