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
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
- 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.