Turkish Pizza Snack Vegetarian Lahmacun Turkish version of Pizza with a soft, thin crust with just a little bit of cheese and chopped veggies. Perfect as on-the-go food.

My family loves Pizza. Both my kids have polar opposite tastes in food, but the only thing that both of them like is Pizza. I am always looking for pizza recipes, especially ones that are unique and different from what we get in pizza corners here in the US. In that quest, I have tried quite a few different versions. Today, I have a delicious vegetarian Lahmacun from Turkey.Turkish Pizza SnackThis month’s host of Bread Bakers is lovely Karen who blogs at Karen’s Kitchen Stories. Our theme for the month is “Middle Eastern Breads’. I love middle eastern food and try new recipes all the time. I tried some amazing Middle Eastern breads in the past, like this Naan-e-barberi and this Pita bread.

Today, I have a delicious pizza recipe from Turkey – it has a thin crust and is usually served and eaten folded. Amount of cheese used is much light compared to the American versions. Traditionally Turkish peynir is used, but mozzarella is a great alternate. But if you want to make a vegan version, recipe is below.Turkish Pizza Snack

Don’t forget to check out the amazing Middle Eastern bakes that my fellow Bread Bakers have made:

#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all our of lovely bread by following our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated after each event on the #BreadBakers home page.


We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to [email protected].

Vegetarian Lahmacun (Turkish Pizza Snack)
Vegetarian Lahmacun (Turkish Pizza Snack)
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Vegetarian Lahmacun Turkish version of Pizza with a soft, thin crust with just a smithering of cheese and chopped veggies. Perfect to as on-the-go food.
Servings Prep Time
6 Pizzas 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 90 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 Pizzas 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 90 minutes
Vegetarian Lahmacun (Turkish Pizza Snack)
Vegetarian Lahmacun (Turkish Pizza Snack)
Yum
Print Recipe
Vegetarian Lahmacun Turkish version of Pizza with a soft, thin crust with just a smithering of cheese and chopped veggies. Perfect to as on-the-go food.
Servings Prep Time
6 Pizzas 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 90 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 Pizzas 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 90 minutes
Ingredients
For the Dough:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup Wholewheat flour
  • 2 tsp Instant Yeast
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¾~1 cup Warm Water
For the Topping:
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 Medium Tomatoes, finely chopped and drained
  • 2 cups Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1 cup Feta Cheese, crumbled*
  • ¼ cup Parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 Large Eggs, lightly beaten (optional)
  • To taste Salt Pepper
Servings: Pizzas
Instructions
Make the Dough:
  1. Combine all the ingredients for the dough in a large mixing bowl or the bowl of the stand mixer. Mix and knead until a soft, pliable dough forms. Remove the dough into a lightly greased bowl, cover and set aside to rise for 1 hour.
  2. Dough should be almost doubled. Punch down lightly and divide it into 6 equal pieces. Roll out each piece into a thin oval. At this point, dough might not stretch all the way, so try as much as you can, but don't fret too much. Place the rolled out pizzas on 2 baking sheets, cover and set aside to rest.
  3. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Place a pizza stone in the oven. If you don't have one, then put a baking sheet to preheat.
Make the Fillings:
  1. In a small bowl, combine tomato paste, drained chopped tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste.
  2. In another bowl, mix the cheeses, parsley, salt, pepper and beaten egg (if using). Mix well to combine.
Make the Pizza:
  1. Try and stretch out the dough as thin as possible. Spread the tomato paste evenly over the lahmacun, taking it almost to the edges. Top it with the cheese mix.
  2. Slide the pizzas on the heated pizza store or baking sheet and bake for 7~9 minutes or until the base is cooked, but still soft and the cheese is bubbling.
  3. Remove from the oven and roll each one up while still hot and enjoy right away.
Recipe Notes
  • Substitute Feta cheese with more mozzarella cheese.
  • For Vegan Version: Saute 2 diced onions in olive oil along with 3 garlic cloves. Add 1 diced green pepper and 3~4 chopped tomatoes and fry till the onions are brown.
  • Mix about 1cup of olive paste with 1tsp oregano, ½tsp chili flakes and 2tbsp olive oil.
  • Smear the olive paste on the lahmacun and top it with fried veggies and bake until done. Then roll, wrap and Enjoy!!
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16 thoughts on “Vegetarian Lahmacun (Turkish Pizza Snack) for #BreadBakers”

  1. I love that you do this as an on-the-go food! Genius idea, and perfect for a busy weekday lunch. I’ve never tried Turkish cheese, but I have an international deli near my house, and I’ll definitely be checking it out

  2. When I first saw this recipe. I thought ok, a yummy pizza recipe. Then you rolled it up and the whole thing transformed into something even more special! I would have never thought to do that and now I can’t wait to try it!

  3. We love our flatbreads. In fact, I am collecting flatbread recipes. You can do so much with them — make them like a pizza, or like a focaccia or naan. They are great as appetizers, snacks, or sides with a meal. A great all around bread. I do like your version of pizza. We’ll have to give it a try.

  4. I learned about lahmacun when I came first to Israel and it was the best thing ever. This is now my kids favorite. We often make the veg or non-veg lahmacun. They call it Israel pizza. Simple, easy and always a bit hit in our home. This looks so good.

  5. What’s not to like in this pizza ? My elder one would go crazy eating this like a roll 🙂 I loved ur Turkish Pide earlier , Pavani and m sure to make this soon. Thank you for a vegan alternative too 😊

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