Turkish pizza

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  • 481 calories | 29 grams of protein | 33.4 grams of fat | 5.9 grams of carbohydrates

The above nutritional values are per portion, calculated for 2 portions. The nutritional values provided per dish are only an indication. Since the nutritional value can vary greatly depending on the brand/product you use, it has a significant impact on the overall nutritional value of a dish. Additionally, everyone consumes different quantities, so it’s always best to calculate the nutritional value based on the ingredients you use and the portion size you consume. Don’t know how to calculate it yourself? You can read about it here.

Turkish Pizza

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We know this dish as Turkish pizza, but the original name for this dish is Lahmacun, which literally means ‘meat on dough.’ It is an Arabic dish consisting of thin dough topped with (spicy-seasoned) minced meat.

The reason why we know this dish as Turkish pizza is because it is often sold at Turkish shops/bakeries and Turkish food stalls. But did you know that the dish originally didn’t necessarily come from Turkey?

In the past, this dish was consumed by Arabic sheikhs who traveled through the desert. Lahmacun is primarily made and sold in countries including: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Israel, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kurdistan, Lebanon, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Turkey. Nowadays, we often see this dish referred to as Turkish pizza in the Netherlands and Germany.
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For 2 servings

To make the wraps:

  • 5 eggs (size M)
  • 2.5 tbsp flaxseed
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2.5 tbsp psyllium husk
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum

For the topping:

  • 300 grams of minced meat of your choice
  • ½ bell pepper of your choice
  • 1 tomato (or a few cherry tomatoes)
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 small red onion
  • A good pinch of pepper and salt
  • Optional:
    * Red pepper/cayenne pepper
    * Grated cheese of your choice (e.g., young cheese)


Start by making the wraps
First, place all the dry ingredients for the base in a food processor (or blender) and grind them into a fine flour.
Beat the eggs in a bowl and add the dry ingredients to it. Let it sit for a few minutes so that the fibers can absorb the moisture. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius (340 degrees Fahrenheit).

Spread the batter evenly on a baking sheet to your desired thickness. Thinner wraps are easier to roll up later (I spread the batter over the entire baking sheet and cut the large wrap into 2 pieces after baking). Place the baking sheet in the middle of the oven for about 5 minutes.

Time to make the sauce
While the wraps are in the oven, prepare the sauce. Put all the topping ingredients, except for the minced meat, in the food processor and blend until it becomes a sauce with some remaining chunks. Then knead the sauce into the minced meat.

Spread the minced meat mixture over the bases and return them to the middle of the oven for about 15 minutes. Check occasionally if you need to blot any excess moisture from the meat with a piece of kitchen paper. If desired, you can sprinkle some grated cheese over the top during the last few minutes of baking so that it melts.

Remove the wraps from the oven, top them with your choice of toppings such as a bit of iceberg lettuce, extra grated cheese, bell pepper, etc. Roll up the Turkish pizzas and enjoy!



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