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Vegetarian Lahmacun

This delicious Turkish pizza has a soft, thin crust with just a smattering of cheese and chopped veggies. Perfect as on-the-go food.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs 10 mins
Course: bread, Pizza
Cuisine: middle eastern, turkish
Servings: 6 Pizzas


For the Dough:

  • cups All purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon Instant Yeast
  • ½ teaspoon Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 2 tablespoons 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


Make the Dough:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • In a small bowl, combine tomato paste, drained chopped tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste.
  • In another bowl, mix the cheeses, parsley, salt, pepper and beaten egg (if using). Mix well to combine.

Make the Pizza:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Remove from the oven and roll each one up while still hot and enjoy right away.


  • Substitute some of the all-purpose flour with whole-wheat flour. I add about 1 cup of white whole-wheat flour in the dough.
  • 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 1 cup of olive paste with 1 teaspoon dried oregano, ½ teaspoon chili flakes and 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Smear the olive paste on the lahmacun and top it with fried veggies and bake until done. Then roll, wrap and Enjoy!!


Calories: 366kcal
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