Turkish Turkey Flatbreads

Turking the piss – ready in under 20 mins and less than £1 per portion (if serving 4)

Turkish Turkey Flatbreads from the Hairy Dieters is a quirky and deceptively filling snack / lunch. It’s a bit like a spicy Turkish slice of pizza, not that I’ve ever tried Turkish pizza before but hopefully you know what I mean! Even if you don’t, give this a go because it’s really scrumptious and ready in a flash.

Pine nuts are very expensive for what they are, so I don’t they are essential for this recipe. But if you’re wondering what to do with the rest, try making Baked Sea Bass with Peppers and Pine Nuts which is a gorgeous dinner. As for any leftover turkey mince, then Speedy Turkey Chilli or Turkey Lettuce Wraps are great options.

Recipe: Turkish Turkey Flatbreads

Calories: 171 per slice

Serves: 4

Book: Hairy Dieters – Make it Easy

Prep time: Approx 10 minutes

Cooking time: Approx 10 minutes


  • 2 pitta breads
  • 200g turkey mince
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika or Turkish pepper flakes
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ a small onion (finely chopped or grated)
  • 1 garlic clove (crushed)
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • 10g pine nuts
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper

To serve:

  • Handful of rocket leaves
  • Lemon wedges

Cost per portion: Approx £1.90 if serving 2; £0.95 if serving 4


Preheat the oven to its highest setting. Cut the pitta in half to make 4 flat pieces of bread.

Put the turkey mince in a bowl and add the cumin, paprika or pepper flakes, the cinnamon, onion, garlic, tomato puree and parsley. Season well with salt and pepper, then mix thoroughly to make a thick red paste.

Spread the mixture over the pittas, making sure you push it right to the edges, then top with some pine nuts. Place the pittas on a baking tray and bake them in the preheated oven for 7-8 minutes until the meat is very lightly charred and cooked through.

Sprinkle over a few rocket leaves over each flatbread and serve them immediately with lemon wedges.


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